by Pamela Young, Published August 30, 2013
A record number of new freshmen will experience the excitement of campus life at Eastern Michigan University this fall. Many students of that record-setting group are set to move into residence halls Saturday, Aug. 31, during Move-In/New Student Orientation.
This will be Eastern's largest incoming freshman class in its 164-history. While final enrollment figures will not be reported until mid-September, the University has, as of late this week, a total of 2,877 freshmen students enrolled. The previous all-time record of 2,854 freshmen was set in 1999.
The morning will be filled with emotional moments and memorable images, and it offers the ideal visual opportunity to tell the story of Eastern's record enrollment. This increased enrollment means that more students will be living on campus. Eastern Michigan expects to house more than 4,000 on-campus students this fall.
WHO: Many of the new freshmen will be moving into EMU's residence halls during Move-In/New Student Orientation.
WHAT: Move-In/New Student Orientation is one of a four-day series of programs and events that run through Sept. 3.
Student-athletes from rowing, swimming & diving, gymnastics, men's golf and wrestling, along with volunteers from various student groups and alumni, will help the new Eagles move into the dorms.
WHEN: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Move-In Day.
A family tailgate is at 4 p.m. followed by the home opener football game at 6 p.m. against Howard University at Rynearson Stadium. The stadium is located next to the Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Rd.
WHERE: Eastern Michigan's main campus in Ypsilanti.