CAL U PREPARES TO WELCOME NEW STUDENTS

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Posted on July 10, 2014

Students move in a refrigerator for a students. Cal U will welcome first-year students as they move into University Housing during the week of Aug. 17-22.

New and returning students are expected to arrive at Vulcan Village, on the upper campus, throughout the week.

On the main campus, Move-In Day has been scheduled for Aug. 22. New students whose names begin with letters A through M are scheduled to arrive between 9 a.m. and noon. Students whose last names begin with N through Z will move in between noon and 3 p.m.

Volunteers will be on hand at the main campus residence halls to greet incoming students and their families, and to offer assistance as they carry their belongings inside. Student athletes, members of Greeke organizations and even University administrators are typically on hand to assist incoming students.

A picnic-style lunch for all new students and their families will be offered from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Interim University President Geraldine M. Jones plans to drop by and chat informally with the Cal U community’s newest members.

Cal U for Life

Move-In Day 2014 will begin the sixth annual Cal U for Life New Student Orientation, a student-focused experience that introduces freshmen and transfer students to the services and programs available at Cal U.

Students trained as orientation leaders, as well as campus staff, lead sessions designed to foster interaction among students and smooth the transition to campus life.

The three-day orientation closes on Aug. 24 with a student convocation and core values candlelight ceremony, followed by fireworks.

Returning students

Returning students will move in to main-campus housing from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, just in time for the start of fall semester classes on Monday, Aug. 25.