Advisory: Media invited to WFU campus for freshmen move-in day Aug. 20

More than 1,000 freshmen students and their parents are expected on the Wake Forest University campus early on the morning of Aug. 20, when residence halls open to new students. Members of the media are invited to cover move-in day.

The 1,009 freshmen representing 40 states and 10 foreign countries will begin moving into their residence hall rooms at 8 a.m. Most freshmen will live in Bostwick, Collins, Johnson, Babcock and Luter residence halls, all located on the south side of campus near Gulley Drive.

Photographers and reporters interested in talking with freshmen and their parents should plan to arrive by 8:30 – 9 a.m. News Service staff will be available to escort media inside residence halls. Interviews will also be available with Connie Carson, director of residence life and housing, to address roommate selection issues; and with Johnne Armentrout, assistant director of the university’s counseling center, to discuss empty nest/college transition issues.

Marked media vehicles may park along the sidewalk on Gulley Drive. Media with unmarked vehicles may park in parking lots C or B, or contact the News Service to make other arrangements.

Students will begin picking up their ThinkPad computers and color printers at 10 a.m. in rooms 224 and 225 of the Information Systems Building. Shuttles will transport students back and forth from their residence hall to the building.

A reception for freshmen who are children of Wake Forest alumni and their families will be held at 4 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Reynolda Hall.

For more information on move-in day, contact Sarah Mansell at or 336-758-5237. More information about the freshmen class can be found on the News Service Web site.

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