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Release date:
Aug. 20, 2001
Contact: Deb Hammacher, Assistant Director, 404-727-0644, or dhammac@emory.edu

Media Advisory
Aug. 25 Move-In Day Kicks Off Busy First Week At Emory

Following is a listing of move-in day and first week activities at Emory University that offer ample opportunities for back-to-school images. A new feature this year is a tree planting and poetry reading in honor of the Class of 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.

In addition to these events, there dinners, cookouts, pizza parties, desserts, receptions and even a kosher barbecue hosted by one student group or another nearly every evening of the first week. If you are interested in covering any of these events or desire further information, please call Deb Hammacher at 404-727-0644.

Saturday, Aug. 25
8 a.m. Residence halls open
Students will be moving into their residence halls during this time. There are concentrations of student housing at "the complex" at the corner of Clifton Road and Fishburne Drive (across Fishburne Drive from the Goizueta Business School), the sorority lodges at Clifton Road and Gambrell Drive (across Gambrell Drive from the Law School and kitty-corner from Goizueta Business School), and along Fraternity Row near Asbury Circle (Asbury Circle runs off of Clifton Road at the train tracks).

10 a.m.-2 p.m. INFORMATION FAIR-ORIENTATION CHECK-IN
Woodruff P.E. Center, 500 Asbury Circle.
Students can meet representatives from academic departments, student groups, Campus Life and other campus departments.

1 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. PARENTING A COLLEGE STUDENT: WHAT TO EXPECT
Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle.
A very popular lecture by Emory psychology professor Marshall Duke for parents of first-year students, these sessions always draw standing-room-only crowds.

5:15-6:15 p.m. PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS TO PARENTS
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd.
President William M. Chace will welcome parents to Emory. He will be joined by Robert Paul, interim dean of Emory College, and John Ford, vice president and dean for campus life.

10 p.m.-1 a.m. LATE NIGHT AT WOODPEC REC
George Woodruff P.E. Center, 500 Asbury Circle.
Students can enjoy free food, prizes and interactive games in the Woodruff P.E. Center. They can scale the rock climbing wall; play three-on-three basketball; and enter table-tennis, cycling, rowing and step-machine competitions.

Sunday, Aug. 26
8:30-9:30 p.m. COMEDIAN DAVID J.
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd.

Monday, Aug. 27
7 p.m. UNITED COLORS OF EMORY
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory.
Step show and cultural dance performance from Emory’s historically black Greek organizations, the Indian cultural exchange and several other student organizations.

Tuesday, Aug. 28
4:30-5:30 p.m. OPENING CONVOCATION
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd.
Welcome ceremony for first-year students featuring procession of faculty in their academic regalia and welcome remarks by President William M. Chace, interim Dean Robert Paul, Campus Life Dean John Ford and Student Government Association President Anna Manasco. The ceremony will be followed by a reception on the lawn from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. CLASS OF 2005 TREE PLANTING AND POETRY READING
First-year students will gather near the Callaway Center for a tree planting in honor of their class of 2005. Students are encouraged to bring appropriate poetry or prose to read aloud.

10 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ PARTY
Coca-Cola Commons, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle.
Dance party with d.j. for the class of 2005.

Wednesday, Aug. 29
7:30 p.m. HYPNOTIST CHUCK MULLIGAN
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory.
Students are treated to an hour of hilarity and amazement by a popular hypnotist.

Thursday, Aug. 30
FIRST DAY OF CLASS
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. today for undergraduates.

4-7 p.m. MADNESS ON McDONOUGH FIELD
McDonough Field, beside the Woodruff P.E. Center, 500 Asbury Circle.
A campus-wide celebration with Lazer tag, jousting match, interactive games and free food. This is a welcome-back party open to all Emory students.

10-11 p.m. RATHSKELLAR COMEDY SHOW
Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle.
Students are invited to a performance by Rathskellar, Emory’s student-run comedy improvisation troupe, the oldest collegiate improv troupe in the country.

Friday, Aug. 31
8 p.m. SONGFEST
Woodruff P.E. Center, 500 Asbury Circle.
A highlight of the first week. Class of 2005 students of each residence hall show who has the most spirit through this annual singing competition. Even the orientation leaders prepare a number of their own. There always are some hilarious spoofs and a lot of fun.

 


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