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NSU to kick off annual Welcome Week

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - NSU fall semester to start with Move-in Day and annual Welcome Week.

Northwestern State University will help students get their fall semester off to a good start during its annual Welcome Week August 24-30. Welcome Week begins August 24 with the annual Move-in Day at campus residence halls. University faculty and staff along with Natchitoches residents will be on hand from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. to help students move into University Columns, University Place I and II and Varnado Hall.

On August 25, the annual Student Convocation will be held at 5 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. The President's Picnic will follow immediately afterwards in Prather Coliseum. The annual convocation ceremony welcomes incoming freshmen and marks the beginning of their college career. Northwestern State President Dr. Randall J. Webb, the President's Cabinet and department heads will participate in full ceremonial regalia with guest speakers introducing the new students to university history and traditions. The event is the university's official start of the new academic year.

Classes start on August 26. Demons on Tour will be set up near Kyser Hall to give directions to new students. An information station will be set up in the Student Union Ballroom from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Students will be able to get information on campus parking and shuttles, ID cards, Purple Power checking accounts, residence hall room changes, meal plans and take yearbook photos. As part of the two-day event, students will also be able to learn about the Demon Rewards program, get tickets for the NSU-Southern football game, register for the Purple Alert program, learn about Greek organizations and student services.

On August 27, NSU students can enjoy free banana splits from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby. Registered student organization presidents will be at the Meet Your Presidents event August 28 from 2-3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

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