"Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his family, and companions and then after: I am pleased to welcome you all on the occasion of the new academic year 1437/1438 AH. I would like to congratulate you too, on the Eid Al Adha - may God return more of it to us and to our country, and may our nation enjoy wellness and blessings. I would like to direct my word particularly to the students who have joined the university this year, congratulating them on their acceptance in the university. I am also pleased to extend a special welcome to colleagues and faculty members, especially to those who have joined the university this year."
Dear brothers and sisters, "You represent a qualitative addition that we cherish. The university has chosen you from among large numbers that wish to join it in an honest scientific competition. And here is your university well prepared to welcome you by harnessing all of its infrastructures and facilities to you. So make sure to take full advantage of the services offered by the university, particularly the Central Library and the systems of e-learning, and other facilities that help students to receive useful knowledge and at the same time helping faculty members to perform their duties to the fullest. Luckily we are witnessing a coincidence - the beginning of the new academic year with the achievement of the University of obtaining an advanced place in the QS ranking, as well as achieving the 3rd place in digital excellence award - science and technology award sites branch.
"The King Khalid University boasts various specializations; legitimate, scientific, medical and literary. These fields could not be developed without teamwork and your hard work that definitely contribute to a comprehensive academic transformation which enables the university to play a leading role in the field of education, and to enhance its role in scientific research and in community service; to continue a landmark in the way of science and knowledge in our country. King Khalid University is one of the lofty institutions in our country that takes care of creativity and the development of talent, in addition to preparing an innovative generation to contribute to the overall national development that the University is animating from the kingdom's vision 2030."
"My sons and daughters, "The University is keen on meeting your ambitions in order to activate your role in serving the country and to harness your energies and competencies to become able to participate in building a strong nation. So, you have to be diligent and perseverant to benefit yourself first and your parents and your society, and secondly, to achieve all your ambitions.
"I personally assure you in collaboration with my colleagues, including university Vice - Presidents, deans, Vice - Deans, Heads of departments and faculty members, of the creation of a distinctive campus environment which serves students and which applies the highest principles of justice and equal opportunities. In this context, we must harness the latest findings of science for you and we have to realize that we are living in the era of knowledge revolution that requires good absorption and quick accurate follow-up."
"At the end of my word, I urge you on hard working, on sticking to the tolerant Islamic faith, and preserving national gains; there is no doubt that plotters are intriguing against our dear homeland, trying to target youth by spreading their misleading ideas that are not approved by any upright religion or sound mind.
May God help you and guide your path on the path of goodness.
Prof. Dr. Faleh Rajaa Allah Al salami.