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University of Dubuque Welcomes Students for 2012-2013 Academic Year

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Posted Aug 22, 2012

With the 2012-20013 academic year set to begin with the start of classes on Thursday, 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 13.  This Sunday, August 26, they will be joined by the newest members of the student body, the Class of 2016 - 606 new and transfer students representing 32 U.S. states and 11 countries. 

The week's orientation events organized around the theme - Define Your Inner Spartan - 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!  Orientation highlights include:

Sunday, August 26

4:00 p.m. * University Welcome * Stoltz Sports Center

4:30 p.m. * Family Welcome Picnic * North Campus Quad

8:00 p.m. * Family-Friendly Comedy - Ben Glenn, "The Chalk Guy" * Peters Commons,

       Dining Hall

Monday, August 27

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. * Orientation Programming & Service Learning Experience * Various

              Campus Locations & Mines of Spain

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

        McCormick Gym

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

Tuesday, August 28

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. * Orientation Programming & Service Learning Experience * Various

                          Campus Locations & Mines of Spain

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. * City Tour

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. * UD Game Show * Peters Commons, Underground Student Union

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. * UD's Amazing Race * North Campus Quad

Wednesday, August 29

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. * Orientation Programming & Service Learning Experience * Various

                          Campus Locations & Mines of Spain

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. * Carnival on the Quad * North Campus Quad

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. * Live music by Josh Vietti * North Campus Quad

 

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