Last modified: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
IU Bloomington Move-In Day
Editors: University officials and new students moving into Indiana University residence halls will be available for media interviews and photographs. Contact Larry MacIntyre (812-360-0909) or Steve Hinnefeld (812-856-3488).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 24, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Move-In Day at Indiana University Bloomington is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 25). With more than 11,000 beds available for the 2010-11 academic year, officials in IU Residential Programs and Services expect to be operating at full capacity. Students will move in from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and multiple opportunities for photography, video and interviews will be made available to media.
As in the past, IU President Michael McRobbie, IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, Provost Karen Hanson and Dean of Students Harold 'Pete' Goldsmith will visit halls of residence to extend a welcome to new students and their parents. They will travel in golf carts, be available for photos with parents and students and distribute IU decals.
Larry MacIntyre will be on site to coordinate media requests. Media wishing to photograph President McRobbie as he greets new students and their parents should contact MacIntyre at 812-360-0909. He will be able to identify the president's location as he moves from dorm to dorm.
Also, several new students have agreed to be interviewed by media. Those media wanting to talk with students should contact Steve Hinnefeld in the Office of University Communications in advance -- preferably on Tuesday -- to make arrangements. Contact him at 812-856-3488.
New this year is the Union Street Center, the university's new undergraduate residential community located at 445 N. Union St. With seven buildings and a capacity of 820, the Union Street Center opened just this fall and features one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments. The center includes fitness areas, classrooms, a dining service, a student government office and an Honors College Community.
All units are fully furnished and include eco-friendly washers and dryers, fully carpeted living and bedrooms, tile flooring and granite countertops in bathrooms, wood flooring in kitchens, air conditioning, fire protection/sprinkled smoke detection, card access security, cable TV service, wireless internet service, utilities and insulated windows. An apartment in Hickory Hall will be available for media to photograph.
Also scheduled for August 25, are Freshman Induction Ceremonies at 2 and 4 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. President McRobbie and Provost Hanson preside as freshmen are formally inducted into the academic community of IU. Students and families also will learn the official alma mater -- "Hail to Old IU" -- and hear about university traditions before adjourning to an induction picnic.