UM-Dearborn's new students will participate in a daylong series of events designed to initiate them into the academic life

August 23, 2007

DEARBORN / Aug. 23, 2007---The University of Michigan-Dearborn's new incoming class of freshmen, transfer and graduate students will be welcomed to campus with a daylong series of events designed to initiate them into the academic life.

The student-success workshops and New Student Convocation will be held Sept. 4, the day before classes begin, and will include community-building experiences and seminars with faculty and students to learn about strategies for academic success in college.

A formal convocation ceremony in the Fieldhouse will be the centerpiece of the day, followed by an ice cream social for new students, their parents, and participating faculty and staff. The convocation ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and include a procession of faculty members and new students, and remarks by Chancellor Daniel Little. The chancellor's ice cream social will begin at 2 p.m. on the west side of the University Center.

For more information call 313-593-5550 or visit http://www.umd.umich.edu/convocation/.


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CONTACT: Jennifer Sroka
PHONE: 313-593-5644
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn