Campus Connection: August 17, 2007 • Vol. 22 , No. 18

WIU Heads Back to School: Move-in Aug. 17-18; Classes Start Aug. 20

With the days of summer winding down comes the countdown to back to school. For Western Illinois University, the Fall 2007 semester begins bright and early with 8 a.m. classes Monday, Aug. 20.

Moving some 5,000 students into WIU-Macomb’s 10 residence halls is scheduled for two full days, with returning student move-in Friday, Aug. 17 and new student move-in Saturday, Aug. 18. There will be plenty of help available from Western’s move-in crews; and rolling up their sleeves to assist the crews and incoming students will be Western’s top administrators, President Al Goldfarb and the vice presidents: Garry Johnson (student services), Jackie Thompson (administrative) and Dan Hendricks (advancement and public services).

Students can move in to the residence halls between 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

First-year students and their families are encouraged to attend the New Student Convocation scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 in Western Hall. The Convocation, which will include brief remarks by President Goldfarb, is a vital link in the transition to university life and serves to underscore the academic expectations and challenges each new student will encounter at Western Illinois University, according to Associate Provost and Academic Vice President Barbara Baily. Following the Convocation, at 5:45 p.m., new students and families are invited to the President’s family picnic on the campus mall south of the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center.

A wide variety of orientation activities to acquaint new students with the campus, offices, services and recreational opportunities are planned each day from Saturday, Aug. 18 to Friday, Aug. 31.