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New U.Va. Students To Arrive Saturday, Aug. 24

August 15, 2002-- The new academic year at the University of Virginia becomes reality on Saturday, Aug. 24, when approximately 3,030 first-year students will move into their residence halls.


Beginning at about 7:30 a.m. heavily burdened cars will make their way along Alderman and McCormick roads to the residence halls. Starting at 8 a.m. in front of the 37 buildings in which the new students will live, residence staff members will dispense room keys. Upperclass students wearing slate blue and green "Greeters" T-shirts will be available from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to welcome families and help the first-years move in.


U.Va. police estimate that the annual "Move-In Day" will bring about 6,000 cars and 15,000 people to Grounds on Saturday. About 25 police officers will be on duty from approximately 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Emmet Street, McCormick, Stadium and Alderman roads to assist in traffic flow.


U.Va. President John T. Casteen III will address parents on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. On Sunday at 6:30 p.m., he will address new students during Convocation on the Lawn.

Activities of Note


Saturday, Aug. 24
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Move-In Day” First-year students move into their residence hall
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. OASIS representatives from University offices will answer questions from first-year students and their parents. Aquatic & Fitness Center. Cold drinks will be provided.
2 – 3 p.m. U. Va. President John T. Casteen III speaks to parents. Old Cabell Hall. Refreshments will be served.


Sunday, Aug. 25
5-6:30 p.m. Transfer Student Picnic. Tent in Newcomb Hall Plaza
6:30 – 8 p.m. Convocation and Honor Induction on the Lawn. President Casteen to speak during Convocation.


Monday, Aug. 26
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – noon “Grounds for Discussion.” Skits about University life. Old Cabell Hall.


Tuesday, Aug. 27
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – noon “Grounds for Discussion.” Skits about University life. Old Cabell Hall.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Student Activities Fair. Lively event as numerous student organizations promote their activities. Amphitheater.
5-7 p.m. First-Year Barbecue. Event sponsored by First-year Resource Center and Honor Committee outside Observatory Hill Dining Hall.


Wednesday, Aug. 28
Classes begin

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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