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Otterbein Ready to Welcome Students Back Today

August 20, 2014

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University’s campus soon will be buzzing with activity as more than 300 first-year students move in to their new on-campus residence halls from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 20. Returning students move in on Aug. 23 and 24 and classes for the 2014-2015 school year start on Aug. 25.

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
First class photo and picnic at The Rock
Northeast corner of North Grove and West Home Streets

Thursday, Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m.
Welcome Convocation
Cowan Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Thursday, Aug. 21, 9:30-11:15 p.m.
Movie on the Lawn; Divergent
Behind the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

Friday, Aug. 22, 2:30-4 p.m.
Barlow Hall Beach Party
Northeast corner of North Grove and West Home Streets

Friday, Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt at Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday
Behind the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

Friday, Aug. 22, 8-11 p.m.
Concert on the Lawn
Behind the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

Saturday, Aug. 23, 12 a.m.
Class of 2018 Schneider’s Donut Run
6 S. State St., Uptown Westerville

Saturday, Aug. 23, 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. 29 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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Contact
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Media Inquiries
Jenny Hill
Director of Marketing and Communications
p/ 614.823.1284
e/ jhill@otterbein.edu

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