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UT welcomes students back to campus for 2013-14 academic year

School is nearly back in session and The University of Toledo is ready to welcome new and returning residents to campus.

New students can begin moving into their residence halls Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Carter Hall East and Parks Tower. New residents will continue to move in to other residence halls on Wednesday and Thursday with returning students moving in Saturday and Sunday. Move in hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Click here for more information.

Welcome Week, which is coordinated by the UT Office of Residence Life, begins with move in and continues throughout the week with events to help incoming residents prepare for the college experience and connect students with the people, places and resources of the University.

Fall semester classes start Monday, Aug. 19. Some of the Welcome Week events include:

Tuesday, Aug. 13

•  Res Life Kickback BBQ, 5-8 p.m. on the grasslands by Ottawa House. Music will be provided by WXUT and food provided by the Gateway. Verizon Wireless and Great Clips will raffle off prizes, including Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, T-shirts and gift cards.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

•  Taste of Gateway, 5-8 p.m. on the storefront patio entrance of Gateway. 92.5 KISS FM will play music and have a live radio show. Food will be provided by Gradkowski’s, Jimmy John’s, Rice Blvd and Yogurt U. Great Clips will have a hairstyling station. Door prizes and contests will take place inside the UT Bookstore. There’ll be corn hole and other games with raffles and prize baskets, as well as student discounts from all Gateway vendors.
•  Karaoke and VIP Student Shopping Night, 8-11 p.m. inside the UT Bookstore. Karaoke contest with a $100 UT gift basket and Great Clips gift basket prizes. Facebook photo contest for the best UT gear. Student discounts on café drinks and desserts.

Thursday, Aug. 15

•  Greek Life BBQ, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Flatlands. New students and parents are welcome to partake of a quick lunch — hot dogs, chips, cookies, water — during move-in. There’ll be music and giveaways, and students can learn about fraternity and sorority life.
•  S’Mores with National Resident Halls Honorary, 7-8 p.m. on the grasslands by Ottawa House. Sunglasses and T-shirts will be raffled off.
•  Welcome Bonfire with the Resident Student Association (RSA), 8 p.m. in the Flatlands. Students will learn about the Resident Student Association, meet the Blue Crew, and take part in a UT tradition by painting the spirit rock!

Friday, Aug. 16

•  Amazing Rocket Race, noon to 2 p.m. starting at the Varsity T Sports Pavilion. Teams of four students will navigate campus, completing challenges and learning about UT’s many student resources, with chances to win up to $100 in Rocket Dollars.
•  UT Army ROTC Program Fall Kickoff, 2 to 4 p.m., outside of the Health Education Center. There’ll be a rock-climbing wall, paintball target range, and military vehicle and equipment displays. Find out all about the program from cadets.
•  New Student Convocation, 4 p.m. in Savage Arena. UT President Lloyd Jacobs, faculty, staff and student leaders come together to greet the Class of 2017 as they mark the beginning of their academic journey at UT, followed by an introduction to the Rockets football team and campus success coaches, culminating in an outdoor cook-out.

Click here for more information about these and additional events planned to help students get the academic year off to a great start.

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