ORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will welcome students back to campus this week with Student Housing Move-In Day this Thursday, and on Friday, when more than 1,300 are expected to attend Freshmen Fest.
Director of housing Sara Garcia says 850 students will be living in the apartment-style housing units on IPFW’s Waterfield campus. Move-In Day takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Move-In Day festivities include Yo-Yos and Penn Station food giveaways for students. Penn Station will also be unveiling their IPFW Mastodon, which will be permanently housed at their Coliseum store location.
Director of student life Krissy Creager says Freshmen Fest is one of the most talked about events on campus as new students learn more about what college life will be like for them, meet new people, and have a good time. Activities begin Friday at noon with check-in in the lobby of the Rhinehart Music Center.
Various university officials will welcome the students, who will then be entertained and educated by a group of orientation assistants who will present a series of vignettes about situations the students could face as they transition to college life. The skit will be followed by an improv comedy troupe from Chicago and a Garage Party in Parking Garage 3 at 3 p.m. with a BBQ sponsored by Coliseum Park, along with a live band.
Other activities include:
For more information on Move-In Day at Student Housing, contact Sara Garcia at 260-481-0186 or email@example.com; for more information on Freshmen Fest, contact Krissy Creager at 260-481-6883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These events are not open to the public, but media are invited to cover them.