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Aug. 23, 2004
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU welcomes 1,600 new students during orientation Aug. 28

WHO: Approximately 1,600 new students and their families

WHAT: Residence hall move-in and orientation for fall 2004

WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: The campus of Eastern Michigan University

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Interim President Craig Willis and the Eastern Michigan University community will welcome freshman students and their families for the start of the 2004-05 school year.

“This is always a special time of the year on a college campus and I am very excited to be spending it here at EMU,” said Willis. “We want all of our students to have a great experience, both academically and socially.”

The day begins at 8 a.m. with move-in at the residence halls. Commuter check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the McKenny Union. Activities include a kick-off picnic from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in University Park behind the Rec/IM; family workshops from 1-3 p.m..; a welcome convocation with President Willis at 4 p.m. at the convocation center and a family reception/farewell immediately following the convocation.

For additional information and directions, visit the EMU Orientation web site at http://www.emufusion.org/welcome.htm


Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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