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WMU welcomes new students to campus

Aug. 31, 2009

KALAMAZOO--A flurry of activity swept through Kalamazoo today as new students and their parents began arriving for Western Michigan University's Fall Welcome.

The series of events began today with early move-in for a select group of first-year students. It will continue through Friday, Sept 4, with activities to help new students make the academic and social transition to college life as well as become familiar with WMU and the surrounding Kalamazoo area.

2009 Fall Welcome
Complete calendar of activities

Highlights include a matriculation ceremony, during which students will be welcomed to campus by President John M. Dunn and other University and city officials before being inducted into the Class of 2013, and Pizza With the Profs, which gives students a chance to meet their soon-to-be professors in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Throughout Fall Welcome, students will attend individual and group information sessions on topics covering time management, health and other important issues. There also will be meetings for commuter, transfer and engineering students, and those participating in select WMU offerings, such as ROTC, First-Year Seminar, the Emerging Leaders program, and the Martin Luther King Academy. Students will attend special entertainment and social activities, including a pep rally in Waldo Stadium. They will learn more about WMU, explore downtown Kalamazoo and sample free food from local restaurants.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/fye/fallwelcome or contact Adrienne Fraaza, Fall Welcome coordinator, at adrienne.fraaza@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2167.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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