|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
UIS First Week welcomes students back to campus
August 8, 2006
SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will welcome students to the fall semester with a variety of "First Week" events August 18 through 27.
All First Week events are free and will be held on the UIS campus. Valid UIS ID may be required to take part in some events.
UIS director of student life Cynthia Thompson said that First Week is a campus tradition designed to help both new and returning students "unravel the mysteries of college life."
"It's an exciting time when we try to provide all students with opportunities to meet new people, to participate in a variety of fun events, and to become acquainted with various locations and services available across campus," she said.
Focusing on the theme "CSI-UIS: Campus Scene Investigations," this fall's events include an Involvement Expo, an ice cream social, Camp Out on the Quad, the Chancellor’s Welcome Back Picnic, and open houses for a number of academic programs and other departments.
A partial list of events follows, however an updated schedule is available at www.uis.edu/campusrelations/campusnews/calendar.html.
Friday, August 18
Saturday, August 19
Sunday, August 20
Monday, August 21
Tuesday, August 22
Wednesday, August 23
Thursday, August 24
Friday, August 25
Saturday, August 26
Sunday, August 27
UIS’ 2006 fall semester begins Monday, August 21, and ends Saturday, December 16. Registration is ongoing; go to www.uis.edu/registration/ or call 206-6174 for information.For more information about First Week events, contact Thompson at 206-6665 or go to www.uis.edu/campusrelations/campusnews/calendar.html.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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