It’s Move-in Week at Boston University

Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 | devenea@bu.edu

Boston, MA — Throughout this week, 29,000 Boston University students, including 4,500 incoming freshmen in the Class of 2006, will arrive on campus for the start of fall semester classes, which begin on Tuesday, September 3.

The best location for photographing students as they move into University apartments and dorms is Bay State Road (especially the Towers residence hall at 140 Bay State Road). Besides moving belongings into their new residences, students will be meeting with academic advisors, getting University IDs, attending orientation workshops, making and renewing friendships, and bidding tearful good-byes to parents, siblings, and friends.

Early move-in runs through Friday, August 30. Following tradition, freshmen move in on the Saturday and Sunday before classes, August 31 and September 1, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon Chancellor John Silber will give the annual convocation address to parents. He will then greet incoming freshmen the following morning, Monday, September 2, at a formal matriculation ceremony at the University’s new Track and Tennis Center. Following the Class of 2006 Matriculation Ceremony, students will take part in SPLASH! on Nickerson Field – an annual fun-filled event with games, prizes, vendors, music, and a barbecue – to welcome them to Boston University.

· Chancellor Silber’s convocation address to parents at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, at Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue.

· Class of 2006 Matriculation Ceremony with Chancellor Silber at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 2, at the University’s new Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford Street.

· SPLASH! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 2, on Nickerson Field. This annual program welcomes incoming freshmen with a concert, barbecue, and a variety of activities. Come see the fun! EVENT: Move-In Week

DATE: Wednesday, August 28 through Monday, September 2

PLACE: Boston University Charles River Campus