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August 25, 2011
University of Dubuque Welcomes Students for 2011-2012 Academic Year

With the 2011-20012 academic year set to begin with the start of classes on Monday, August 29, 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 15.  This Thursday, August 25, they will be joined by the newest members of the student body, the Class of 2015 - 588 new and transfer students representing 31 U.S. states and 14 countries. 

This weekend's orientation events organized around the theme - Live. Learn. Grow. - 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 25

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

8:30 p.m. * Family-Friendly Comedy - Guys in Ties * Peters Commons, Dining Hall

Friday, August 26

10:00 a.m. * University Welcome * Stoltz Sports Center

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. * Academic Advising Sessions * Various Campus Locations

2:00 - 5:00 * Technology Training * Various Campus Locations

7:00 p.m. * World's Biggest and Best Icebreaker - Playfair! * Stoltz Sports Center, McCormick Gym

9:00 p.m. * University Program Council presents live music by Scratch Track * North Campus Quad

Saturday, August 27

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. * FunFest * North Campus Quad

7:00 p.m. * GTC Dramatic Dialogs - What's it all About? * Blades Hall

9:00 p.m. * Outdoor Movie - Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides * North Campus Quad

Sunday, August 28

12:30 p.m. * Service Learning Experience * North Campus Quad & Mines of Spain

7:00 p.m. * Praise and Worship * Blades Chapel

 

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