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Jenni King

For immediate release:
August 18, 2004

Photo Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University Welcomes New Students, Hosts Orientation Week Activities

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will welcome 1,394 new students to "Cruise into College" with a variety of activities during Orientation Week, August 24-29, 2004. Members of the incoming class of 2008 come from 47 states, Washington, D.C., 32 foreign countries and one territory, Puerto Rico.

Events for the week include:

Playfair, August 24, 8-10 p.m., Gesling Stadium
Playfair is the ultimate icebreaker and the first chance for the entire class of 2008 to assemble. The crowd of some 1,400 students and staff will meet in the stadium for mass games and mingling.

Community Marketplace with Climbing Wall, August 27, 1-4 p.m., Merson Courtyard-UC
The Community Marketplace is an opportunity for students to get acquainted with the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh communities. Vendors, companies and organizations from Carnegie Mellon and the Pittsburgh area will attend to distribute information, coupons and free samples.

House Wars, August 28, 8:30-10:30 p.m., The Cut
New students team up with their floor mates to compete in events ranging from Carnegie Mellon Trivia to the Soapy Watermelon Relay. The team with the highest score at the end of the night will be declared winner of House Wars and awarded a trophy.

New students will arrive, Tuesday, August 24. Traffic and parking may be congested.

Classes for the 2004-2005 school year begin Monday, August 30.

For more information about orientation, visit the orientation Web site:


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