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August 23, 2010
University of Dubuque Welcomes Students for 2010-2011 Academic Year

With the 2010-20011 academic year set to begin with the start of classes on Monday, August 30, 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 16. This Thursday, August 26, they will be joined by the newest members of the student body, the Class of 2014 - 421 first-year and 193 transfer students representing 33 U.S. states and 7 countries.

This weekend's orientation events organized around the theme - Make Your Mark - 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 26
5:00 p.m. * Family Welcome Picnic * North Campus Quad
8:30 p.m. * Family-Friendly Comedy - Guys in Ties * Blades Hall

Friday, August 27
9:00 a.m. * University Welcome * Stoltz Sports Center
7:00 p.m. * GTC Dramatic Dialogs - What's it all About? * Blades Hall
9:00 p.m. * Outdoor Movie - Alice In Wonderland * North Campus Quad

Saturday, August 28
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. * FunFest * North Campus Quad
7:00 p.m. * SCVNGR - Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt * Blades Hall
8:30 p.m. * University Program Council presents live music by SoundRabbit * North Campus Quad

Sunday, August 29
12:30 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.

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