FRESHMEN ORIENTATION, WELCOME WEEK READY TO BEGIN AT ECU
Freshmen Orientation and Welcome Week events are ready for students returning to East Central University for the start of classes on Aug. 17 [MONDAY].
Students can begin moving into residence halls at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 [SATURDAY]. Tiger Streak 2009, ECU's freshman orientation, will begin Saturday afternoon.
A family picnic for ECU students and families will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15 on The Green, the lawn west of the University Center.
Registration for freshman orientation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 [SATURDAY] at Kerr Activities Center. Freshmen will learn the "tiger claw," ECU's fight song and other information at an orientation program at 2:30 p.m. From 3:30 to 4:20 p.m., students will meet in a UNIV 1001-Freshmen Success class while parents can attend a parent orientation session in the Dorothy Summers Theatre.
Following dinner at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 [SATURDAY] in the Taff Cafeteria, students will meet in a general assembly at 6:45 p.m. Tiger Fest, a night of concerts featuring the Turnpike Troubadours and Fat Dixie, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Norris Field.
Sunday activities [AUG. 16] will include a series of 30-minute workshops for students from 2 to 4 p.m. Monster.com, the global online recruitment provider, will host a session from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Summers Theatre.
Welcome Week officially begins with the annual Block Party's food, games, organizational booths, a pep rally and a concert by Zoom City from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16 [SUNDAY] on the lawn west of the University Center.
Local businesses will set up booths on the lawn for the Howdy Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 [MONDAY]. Posters will be on sale all day in the University Center and Impact, a student religious organization, will host an all-student welcome party from 6 to 8 p.m. in Pesagi Hall.
The poster sale continues Aug. 18 [TUESDAY] and a movie, "Fast and the Furious," will be shown on the lawn at 9 p.m. Comedian Micheal Palascak will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 [WEDNESDAY] in the Wagner Ballroom in the Memorial Student Union.
An ice cream social is planned from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20 [THURSDAY] at the University Center. Aug. 21 [FRIDAY] will be Orange and Black Day when everyone wears ECU's school colors.
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Contact: Amy Ford
East Central University
Communications and Marketing
580-559-5650 405-812-1428 (cell)