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The Class Of 2007 To Arrive Saturday

August 20, 2003 -- The University of Virginia’s 2003-04 academic year will shift into high gear this weekend as an estimated 3,615 students — 3,100 first-year and about 515 transfers — arrive on Saturday.

Members of the Class of 2007 will begin arriving as early as 7:30 a.m. to move into their residence halls. U.Va. officials estimate that about 6,000 cars and 15,000 people will converge on Grounds during the course of the day. U.Va. police officers will be on duty from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Emmet, McCormick, Stadium and Alderman roads on Saturday to assist with the traffic.

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

Schedule of events:

Saturday, Aug. 23
8 a.m.-4 p.m. “Move-in Day.” First-year students will move into their residence halls. Upper-class student greeters (dressed in orange and blue T-shirts) will assist those moving into residences at McCormick and Alderman roads, Hereford College and international residence centers.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fair for parents, first-year and transfer students. University representatives will be available to answer questions. Cold drinks will be provided. Aquatics and Fitness Center.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Student can pick up identification cards at Webb Lounge. All first-year and transfer students who did not receive student ID cards during summer orientation should report.
2-3 p.m. University President John T. Casteen III will speak to parents. Old Cabell Hall.
3:15-4 p.m. Parents’ meetings and receptions with deans. School of Architecture, Campbell Hall Auditorium; Arts & Sciences, Old Cabell Hall Auditorium; Engineering and Applied Science, Darden Court, Thornton Hall.

Sunday, Aug. 24
10 a.m.-noon. International student meeting. Minor Hall Auditorium.
6:30-8 p.m. Convocation and Honor Induction. The Lawn. (Rain site: University Hall)
9:30 p.m.-midnight. Block Party. Scott Stadium and Aquatic & Fitness Center.
First-year students will be shown the student seating section, then they will meet on Whitehead Road in front of the Aquatics and Fitness Center for a party.

Monday, Aug. 25
9:30-10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m.-noon. “Grounds for Discussion.” Skits about University life. Old Cabell Hall.
1-2 p.m. “The First Lecture Series” with Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Old Cabell Hall.
2:15-3 p.m. Explorations. “Consumption and Environment,” 402 Wilson Hall; “Ethics, Human Rights and Global Health: How Can We Resolve Bioethical Dilemmas?” 402 Chemistry Building; “The College Curriculum as a Model of U.S. Culture,” 130 Gilmer Hall.
4-6 p.m. President’s Reception. Carr’s Hill.
9 p.m.-midnight. Newcomb Hall Crawl. Students will explore services and programs.
Midnight. Movie: “Donnie Darko.” Newcomb Hall Theater.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
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. Amphitheater. (Rain site: Student Activity Building)
2-5 p.m. “Different Voices, Common Threads.” First-year and transfer students are required to attend one of the three sessions. Old Cabell Hall.
4-6:30 p.m. Diversity in Tradition: Honor and Coalition Barbecue. Lower Lawn. The Minority Rights Coalition comprises the Asian Student Union, Black Student Alliance, Latino Student Union, National Organization for Women and Queer Student Union.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Classes Begin
5 -8 p.m. First-Year Food Fest. Alumni Hall.
6:30 p.m. Garden Party for Transfer Students. Garden V. (Rain site: Newcomb Hall Main Lounge)
8-9:30 p.m. Rotunda Sing. A cappella groups will perform on the Rotunda steps. (Rain date: Sept. 3) Lawn Welcome Reception 2003 to follow.

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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