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Arlington Mayor joins UT Arlington for annual Move-In Event

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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Media Contact: Susan Slupecki

ARLINGTON - Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck will join The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Stampede as it gets underway Thursday, Aug. 21, with the ninth annual Residence Hall Move-in.

More than 25,000 students attend UT Arlington. Of those, some 4,500 students live on campus, which is the largest percentage of students living on campus in the University of Texas System.

All day, the streets around the UT Arlington campus will be bustling and jammed with hundreds of university volunteers welcoming new and returning residence hall students and providing them with assistance moving their belongings into their new residences.

From 11 a.m. to noon, UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo will be joined by Mayor Cluck, as well as other faculty and staff volunteers, who will assist by carrying students’ belongings up to their new rooms, driving the “mules” (golf-cart-like utility vehicles) and handing out water to residents and their parents.

President Spaniolo’s tour schedule is as follows:
11 a.m. – Leave Davis Hall, 701 S. Nedderman Drive
11:10 to 11:25 a.m. – KC (Kalpana Chawla) Hall, 901 S. Oak St.
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. – Lipscomb Hall, 807 S. Pecan St.
11:45 a.m. to noon – Arlington Hall, 600 S. Pecan St.
Noon – Return to Davis Hall

Maverick Stampede (a.k.a. Welcome Week) is the official kick-off to the new academic year, which begins Monday, Aug. 25. This first week of classes is filled with fun and exciting programs centered on integrating new and returning students back to campus. Students are given the opportunity to participate in events throughout the week that will allow them to experience tradition, engage with their academic departments, meet other students, and overall become familiar with campus. A calendar of events and list of programs can be found at http://www.uta.edu/uac/maverickstampede/calendar.

Contact Susan M. Slupecki, media relations officer, at (817) 272-7078 or slupecki@uta.edu for media coverage and best photo opportunities.

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