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Aug. 20, 2012
As the official start of its 2012-2013 school year nears, Northwest Missouri State University will welcome about 1,300 freshmen and 300 transfer students to its campus Thursday, Aug. 23.
The day also marks the kickoff of Advantage, an annual orientation program designed to help first-year students get acquainted with other Northwest students, learn about the campus and enjoy some entertainment before fall classes begin, Monday, Aug. 27.
The Advantage schedule includes times for new students to pick up their Northwest laptops and textbooks as well as freshman seminar classes, library tours and presentations geared toward helping students understand what they can expect during their first year at Northwest.
Among other events, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, students are invited to attend the annual First-Year Student Tree Planting. The tree-planting, which honors all incoming students at Northwest, will take place this year east of the Memorial Bell Tower. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, first-year students will gather in Bearcat Arena for the annual New Student Convocation.
Three events on Northwest’s 2012 Advantage schedule are open to the public. At 10 p.m. Friday in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, Northwest and its Student Activities Council will host the Solo Circus, a fast-paced, interactive and humorous variety show featuring juggling, magic and circus stunts. The Solo Circus is geared toward an adult audience and may not be appropriate for children.
The public also is invited to the Merchant Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Memorial Bell Tower and the University’s annual back-to-school fireworks presentation at 9 p.m. Sunday at the practice fields located west of College Park.
A complete Advantage schedule and more information about the week is available by clicking here.
Move-in begins Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. for select students. The University’s official move-in begins at 7 a.m. Thursday and will continue through Friday, Aug. 26. Residents should expect an increase in traffic volume.
People planning to drive to campus are asked to enter from 16th Street or Ninth Street.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468