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Otterbein University ready to welcome students back Wednesday

August 18, 2015
Otterbein University

Otterbein University’s campus soon will be buzzing with activity as new students move in to their on-campus residence halls from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19. More than 550 new students are coming to campus fall semester.

Returning students move in on Aug. 23, although students involved in athletics and other activities have already arrived on campus. Classes for the 2015-2016 school year start on Aug. 24.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, also kicks off Otterbein’s First Flight program, a week-long program to help new students adjust to campus life before classes start.

First Flight highlights include:

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m.
First class photo and picnic at The Rock
Northeast corner of North Grove and West Home Streets

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Opening speaker: Javier Sanchez, who will speak to new students about finding passion with purpose
Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m.
Welcome Convocation
Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 9:30-11:15 p.m.
Movie on the Lawn
Behind the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

Friday, Aug. 21, 2:30-4 p.m.
Barlow Hall Beach Party
Northeast corner of North Grove and West Home Streets

Friday, Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m.
Dog Days of Summer at Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday
Behind the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

Friday, Aug. 21, 8-11 p.m.
Concert on the Lawn
Behind the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fall Community Plunge (Service Day)
Various service sites throughout the community; starting in the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

The fun doesn’t end with First Flight. All students are invited to the First Friday Festival from 3:30-6 p.m. on Aug. 28 inside and outside the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St. This annual tradition closes the first week of classes with activities showcasing Westerville businesses, campus organizations and the variety of ways students can get involved on and off campus.

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The Office of Marketing and Communications is located at 141 W. Park St.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact
p/ 614.823.1600
f/ 614.823.1360

Media Inquiries
Jenny Hill
Director of Marketing and Communications
p/ 614.823.1284
e/ jhill@otterbein.edu

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