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Friday is "Move-In" Day for New Students

Freshmen, Transfers Come to Campus

Written By Colleen Bierstine '15, PR Intern

More than 700 new students expected


Utica, NY (08/21/2014)
- You can see a lot of suitcases, boxes and bags at Utica College this Friday.

Approximately 475 freshman and transfer students will move in to the residence halls on Friday, Aug. 22, “Move-In Day.” Another 235 new students are expected to join them next week as classes begin.

Many groups from the UC community will be on site to help students with the moving in process, including faculty, staff, athletic teams, and several clubs and organizations.

Returning students will then be welcomed in on Sunday, Aug. 24. 

Move-In Day will also mark the start of Welcome Week, a jam-packed week of events to make incoming students feel at home.

On Sunday a large, inflatable movie screen in the residential quad will feature a "Just Dance" competition and a “drive-in” movie. On Monday, students can participate in bookstore bingo in the Strebel Student Lounge. Tuesday will feature “Minute to Win it” in the Strebel Student Lounge. On Wednesday afternoon, students can have fun with the “Drop Zone Stunt Jump” and other food and prizes on Strebel Lawn, and in the evening, comedian Brian O'Sullivan will perform in the Pioneer Pub. Thursday will offer a “Thinkfast Gameshow” in Strebel Lounge, and Friday will feature the Annual Welcome Week Glow Dance Party on the Strebel Lawn. Finally, on Saturday, there will be a bus to Syracuse for the Great New York State Fair.

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About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate, pre-professional and special programs.


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