As a tradition born out of good culture and strong commitment to excellent performance, Covenant University commenced the official race of 2017/2018 session with Opening Assembly for all staff on August 21, 2017; as a way of committing the activities of the session unto the Hands of the All-knowing God. This was followed by “Executive Advance Programme” for Faculty and Senior Non-Teaching staff (between August 22 – 26, 2017) to inoculate faculty and staff with the cultures, goals and agenda of the great institution for 2017/2018 session. The theme of the Executive Advance is “Recite: A Research-Intensive Approach for the Attainment of Vision 10:2022". The admirable and articulated Vice Chancellor (Prof. A.A. Atayero) said the current administration has a mission to fulfill Vision 1 of 10 in 10 by evolving a World-Class Research University. Various stimulating issues that promote the speed attainment of the goals for the session were meticulously addressed by erodite scholars during the programme. The Executive Advance was brought to an end, on August 26, with an impartation service, conducted by the Chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo. There was a release of the Spirit of Wisdom through the laying on of hands by the Chancellor. On August 27, 2017 (Sunday), returning students (200-500 Level students) resumed for academic work after a long holiday. Between August 29 and September 1, 2017, Covenant University opened her gate wide to receive a new set of students (100 Level students). And orientation programme was conducted both at the University and departmental levels for all the 100 Level students. As its custom, the race for academic exploits in 2017/2018 Alpha Semester has commenced in this great citadel of learning, and this will continue till December 2017, when the semester will officially come to a successful end ............. everyone involved shall run well and finish strong in Jesus name (Amen).