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NU students move in next Tuesday

Northwestern students have already begun to return to Evanston for the fall quarter — that’s apparent to folks walking downtown as streets start to get more crowded.

But the formal welcome starts next Tuesday as thousands of new Northwestern students arrive with their families during campus during Move-In Day 2010.

Northwestern students have already begun to return to Evanston for the fall quarter — that’s apparent to folks walking downtown as streets start to get more crowded.

But the formal welcome starts next Tuesday as thousands of new Northwestern students arrive with their families during campus during Move-In Day 2010.

That kicks off a week-long series of Wildcat Welcome activities for students and the parents they soon will be waving goodbye to.

Hours after moving into their residence halls, new students will get a special welcome to the institution they will call home for the next four years as they participate in the second annual March Thru the Arch.

Cheered on by upperclassmen, the freshmen and their parents will parade from the Arch, the iconic gateway to campus at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road, to Deering Meadow. Filling the historic field in their initiation into the Northwestern community, the Class of 2014 will participate in their first class photo.

President Morton Schapiro, in a concluding convocation the following Monday at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion/Norris Aquatic Center, will welcome the new students.

The activities also will include new student convocations for Northwestern’s six schools, sessions on careers in law and medicine, studying abroad, civic engagement and environmental initiatives, fitness classes and stargazing at the Dearborn Observatory.

The entertainment includes A Capella Fest, Kaleidoscope Dance, printmaking, a student production of “Romeo and Juliet,” the legendary comedy of Second City and a trip to Six Flags Great America.

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