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August 21, 2013
By Staff Report
All of the tell-tale signs that a new semester is beginning at the University of Nevada, Reno are there.
The freshly mowed Quad.
The stacks of new books awaiting owners in the bookstore of the Nevada Wolf Shop in the Joe Crowley Student Union.
The small groups of students, campus maps in hand, who have wandered onto the state's oldest institution of higher learning to scope out where their classes will be located when instruction begins on Monday, Aug. 26.
Faculty, who reported for work earlier this week, have already been in meetings and retreats in preparation for the work to come.
Expectancy is in the air.
Soon, very soon, the action of the 2013-2014 academic year begins.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, more than 2,600 students are expected to move into the University's residence halls. "Move-In Day" unofficially signals the beginning of a flurry of activities that will carry students, faculty and staff well beyond the first classes of Monday morning and into what is expected to be a banner year for the 139-year-old University.
Here is a quick rundown of what to expect:
Move-In day, Thursday, Aug. 22: Begins at 10 a.m. New students and families are asked to park in the north parking lot and take the shuttle to the check-in tent where they will receive their parking pass and room key. After checking in, they can drive their car to their specific residence hall unloading zone where volunteers will be ready to help unload and transport items to their room.
Outdoor Movie Night, Thursday, Aug. 22: 8:30 p.m. on the Jot Travis Lawn. Students and their families are invited to attend an outdoor movie, "Fast and Furious 6."
New Student Opening Ceremony, Friday, Aug. 23: 9:45 a.m., Lawlor Events Center. President Marc Johnson and other dignitaries will welcome the Class of 2017 during the University's 14th annual New Student Opening Ceremony.
College Welcome Events: 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 23, various locations.
Wolf Pack Welcome Barbecue: 12:15 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, Joe Crowley Student Union Gateway Plaza.
GO Fest: 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, Joe Crowley Student Union Glick Ballrooms. New students are invited to enjoy free food and drinks at this black light dance event, featuring the opportunity to learn about fraternities and sororities.
Welcome Week Continues through Sept. 2, including "Kick it with the Pack Welcome Week."