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September 1, 2005
Susan Beasy Latto Director of Public Relations 726-8830
Jeni Eltink, Asst. Director, First Year Experience Program 726-6526
Bruce Gildseth, Vice Chancellor for Academic Support and Student Life 726-8501

UMD "Freshman Move-In Days" Set for
Friday & Saturday, September 2 & 3

Projected Total Enrollment is 10,500
Freshman Enrollment Projected at 2,100

85% of Freshman to Live on Campus

Marks 11th Annual "UMD Bulldog Bash"
Celebration Activities

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) "Freshman Move-In Days" 2005 are set for Friday, September 2 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Saturday, September 3 ( 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), filling the campus with students, parents, grandparents, and siblings as well as food, music, fun and campus orientation activities.

Projected Freshman enrollment at UMD this year is 2,100 with 85% of Freshman living on campus. Projected total enrollment is estimated at 10,500 students. Projected total of new students is 2,530 (which includes 2,100 freshmen and 430 new students).

This year marks the 11th annual "UMD Bulldog Bash" and "Chancellor's Welcome Team" activities. UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, along with vice chancellors, deans, professors and staff, will be on hand to "fetch and carry" as students move into their campus residence halls on Friday and Saturday.

In addition to moving chores, the "Chancellor's Welcome Team" will also work the food tents, greet parents, answer questions and visit with students. All will be wearing special Chancellor's Welcome Team t-shirts. Over 150 student volunteers from a variety of campus organizations will also be on hand to provide assistance to students and their families.

"Freshman Move-in Days" kicks off "Bulldog Bash 2005", a 4-day series of campus events ranging from convocations and advisement, to scavenger hunts and entertainment.

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