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Advisory: Media invited to freshman move-in day Aug. 17

August 14, 2006

Members of the media are invited to cover freshman move-in day at Wake Forest University Aug. 17. Residence halls open to students at 8 a.m., and faculty, staff and upperclassmen will be on hand to help freshmen and their families unload vehicles and carry personal belongings into residence halls. Freshman orientation begins with move-in and continues until classes begin Aug. 23.

The university expects approximately 1,126 freshmen from 44 states and 14 foreign countries. Most freshmen will live in Bostwick, Collins, Johnson, Babcock and Luter residence halls, all located on the south side of campus along Gulley Drive and Jasper Memory Lane.

Photographers and reporters interested in talking with freshmen and their families should plan to arrive by 8:30 – 9 a.m. News Service staff will be available to escort media inside residence halls. Interviews will be available with Connie Carson, executive director of residential services. Between 9 a.m. and noon, Johnne Armentrout, assistant director of the university’s counseling center, will be available to talk to the media about empty nest/college transition issues.

Marked media vehicles may park along Gulley Drive.

Freshmen will pick up their ThinkPad computers and color printers from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Information Systems (IS) Building, Rooms 224 and 225. A shuttle bus will carry students from residence halls to the IS building.

While receiving their ThinkPads, freshmen and their families will have the opportunity to attend a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of ThinkPad distribution at Wake Forest. The party, which will be held in the Food Court of the IS building, will feature a display of all ThinkPad models distributed to Wake Forest students from 1996 to the present, as well as an IBM show-and-tell truck displaying new IBM technologies. A cake in the shape of a ThinkPad will be served at 2 p.m.

From 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on move-in day, a variety of services will be offered to freshmen on the fourth floor of the Benson University Center. Students can pick up ID cards and mailbox keys and learn about a variety of university services.

A reception for freshmen who are children of Wake Forest alumni and their families will be held at 4 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Reynolda Hall.

Press Contacts:

Maggie Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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