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August 24, 2009
University of Dubuque Welcomes Students to 2009-2010 Academic Year

With the 2009-20010 academic year set to begin with the start of classes on Monday, August 31, the University of Dubuque campus is alive with activity as students and faculty return to the campus.

Student athletes began returning to campus, and to intense practice sessions, the week of August 18. This Thursday, August 27, they will be joined by the newest members of the student body, the Class of 2013 - 356 first-year and 170 transfer students representing 33 U.S. states and 9 countries.

This weekend's orientation events organized around the theme - Dream Big - are designed to make the transition to university life an enjoyable and successful experience. After checking into their residence halls, students will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions on campus resources and technology/library orientations, and of course, have some fun! Highlights of the weekend include:

Thursday, August 27

5:00 p.m. * Family Welcome Picnic * North Campus Quad

8:00 p.m. * Evening Family Social - Comedy Sportz! * Blades Hall

Friday, August 26

9:00 a.m. * University Welcome * McCormick Gymnasium

7:00 p.m. * High-tech Campus Scavenger Hunt * McCormick Gymnasium

9:00 p.m. * Outdoor Movie - Up * North Campus Quad

Saturday, August 27

6:30 p.m. * GTC Dramatic Dialogs - What's It All About * Blades Hall

8:30 p.m. * University Program Council presents live music by We the Living * North Campus Quad

Sunday, August 28

1:00 p.m. * Service Learning Experience * North Campus Quad & Mines of Spain

The University of Dubuque, founded in 1852, is a private, coeducational, professional University with a focus in the liberal arts.