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They're Baaaaaaaack:
Students Return to Campus for 2002-2003

By Kelley Bozeman and
Brad Duncan

UK's First Lady Patsy Todd and President Lee T. Todd Jr. greet an arriving new student.

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During Kentucky Welcome, new students are able to meet other new students, upperclassmen, faculty, staff and administrators.

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Aug. 22, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The fall semester at the University of Kentucky is upon us - students begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Kentucky Welcome is a week set aside at the beginning of each fall semester to help new students make the transition to college life and to the UK community. The week includes open houses, academic college meetings, information sessions and large social events.

During Kentucky Welcome, new students are able to meet other new students, upperclassmen, faculty, staff and administrators.Here are some highlight events that will take place during the first days of the fall semester.


Friday, Aug. 23
New students begin moving into residence halls

New students who are participating in Kentucky Welcome, UK's welcome and orientation week, will begin moving into residence halls at 9 a.m. President and Mrs. Lee T. Todd Jr. will be on hand at the Kirwan-Blanding complex on South campus to greet students and distribute water, soft drinks and hot dogs from 9 - 11 a.m. Move-in will continue Aug. 23-27.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Kentucky Get-To-Know-You Gathering

The UK Parent Association offers this event to allow Kentucky residents to meet other parents and students from their part of the state. The gathering will be held in 230 Student Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Out-of-State Get-To-Know-You Gatherings
The UK Parent Association offers this event to allow out-of-state residents to meet other parents and students from their states. The gatherings will be held in 230, 206, 245, 359, 357 and 363 Student Center from 11 a.m. to noon.

CatWalk: New Student Processional (required event for new students)
New students and their families will be greeted by members of the university community at 3:30 p.m. as they enter Memorial Coliseum for Opening Convocation.

Opening Convocation (required event for new students)
Parents, other family members and guests are invited to join their students to the official opening of the fall semester by President Lee T. Todd Jr. The convocation will be at 4 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum.

Big Blue Barbecue
Students and their families are invited to attend this free picnic and mingle with UK President Todd, First Lady Patsy Todd, college deans, faculty and staff. The barbecue will be held at Stoll Field from 4:45 - 6 p.m.

UK Football Fan Day
Fan appreciation day will feature an autograph session with players and coaches, fun activities and chances to win gifts. The UK Band, cheerleaders and Wildcat mascot will be on hand to greet fans. Fan Day is free and will be held at Commonwealth Stadium from 6 - 8 p.m.


Sunday, Aug. 25-27: Move-in for all students begins at 8 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28 Classes Begin

6:30 p.m. - Wildcat Extravaganza

Come to Haggin Field to meet UK Women's Basketball Coach Bernadette Maddox and several UK athletes. There will be music, speakers, free pizza and door prizes. All students are welcome. Come and start the year in Wildcat fashion. Sponsored by local campus ministry groups.

Friday, August 30
(Residence Hall students should check with their Resident Adviser to find out about various events occurring on campus this weekend.)

9 p.m. Movie: Men in Black
(North Campus Courtyard) All students are invited to enjoy an outdoor movie sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.

10:30 p.m. Movie: Save the Last Dance
(North Campus Courtyard) All students are invited to enjoy an outdoor movie sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. Rain site will be Holmes Hall lobby.

Saturday, August 31

9 p.m. Movie: Save the Last Dance
(Kirwan/Blanding Complex Plaza) All students are invited to enjoy an outdoor movie sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.

11 p.m. Movie: Men in Black
(Kirwan/Blanding Complex Plaza) All students are invited to enjoy an outdoor movie sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. Rain site will be Commons Ballroom.


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