Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Convocation, Outdoor Experience, Community Service Are Highlights for New Freshman Class

2003. 08. 28.

CALDWELL,ID- The Albertson College class of 2007 will begin arriving on campus this weekend for orientation that will help prepare them for the beginning of classes on Sept. 4.On Sunday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., staff will roll up their sleeves to help the freshmen (and their parents) move into the residence halls and find their way around campus. A barbecue will be held in the Morrison Quadrangle at 5:30 p.m.

On Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. in Jewett Auditorium, new President Bob Hoover will host convocation to join with faculty and staff in welcoming the new students. Afterward, students will leave for a two-day, one-night freshmen orientation in McCall, at Camp Ida Haven and Paradise Point Camp. There students will have a chance to meet college faculty, staff and upperclassmen in a relaxed setting, as well as experience some of the outdoor activities Idaho has to offer.

Additionally, on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, the approximately 200 freshmen will volunteer 400 "man-hours" and participate in a community clean-up in Caldwell as part of orientation. The students will work on projects with the city of Caldwell, including cleaning the Greenbelt near Rotary Park, Indian Creek and at each Interstate exit/entrance ramp (Exit 29, 30, 31).

Media are welcome to attend any of the orientation events.

For more information, please contact the college Office of Communication.

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