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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

September 1, 2010
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
Jeni Eltink, Director, First Year Experience Program 218 726-6526
Megan Perry-Spears, Program Coordinator, First Year Experience 218-726-8524
For a complete schedule of "UMD Bulldog Welcome Week 2010" events please see

UMD "Move-In Day" Set for Thursday, September 2

Bulldog Welcome Week Continues September 3--6

Presented by new UMD Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black
1 p.m.
Friday, September 3
Romano Gym

Projected Total Enrollment is 11,825
New Freshman Enrollment Projected at 2,350

90% of Freshmen to Live on Campus

Total of 3,246 Students Will Live on Campus

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) New Student Move-In Day is set for Thursday September 2 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), filling the campus with students, parents, grandparents, and siblings as well as food, music, fun and campus orientation activities. Unloading of vehicles will take place at Lake Superior Hall and Griggs Hall. Food tents will be set up near "Griggs Beach" (behind Lake Superior Hall). All students living on campus this year numbers 3,246. This includes 122 students temporarily living at the Edgewater Motel.

Projected new freshmen enrollment at UMD this year is 2,350 with 90% of freshman living on campus. Projected total enrollment is estimated at 11,825 students (nearly 2 %over last year's total). Projected total of new students is 2,830 (which includes 2,350 new freshmen and 480 new transfer students).

New UMD Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black, along with vice chancellors, deans, professors and staff, will be on hand to meet, greet and welcome students and their families as students move into their campus residence halls.

As the "Chancellor's Welcome Team" greets parents, answers questions and visits 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 assist students and their families. The volunteers will "fetch and tote" helping with moving chores and providing information on student clubs and activities.


Presented by new UMD Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black

1 p.m.

Friday, September 3

Romano Gym

at 12:45 p.m. (just prior)

Join UMD for the Exciting "Welcome Tunnel of Greetings"

for all New UMD Students

--formed by UMD faculty and staff—in Ordean Court—on front of Romano Gym

Bulldog Welcome Week--Freshman Activities

UMD Bulldog Welcome Week officially kicks off Friday morning, September 3

Required for all Freshman with new transfer students invited to participate, UMD Bulldog Welcome Week will offer four full days packed with information, activities and fun all aimed at preparing new students for their transition to the college and the community. The program is an all-campus effort that will involve more than 80 faculty, 150 staff members, 175 student leaders and 2,350 new freshman students.

Bulldog Welcome Week Major Goals:

  • Academic preparation and knowledge of expectations and resources
  • Social connections/making friends/ building of a sense of community at UMD
  • Connect with student organizations, campus activities and ways to get involved
  • Financial knowledge and awareness
  • Personal responsibility/ healthy and safe choices
  • Connections with faculty and staff members
  • Becoming a part of the wider Duluth community

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