Move-In Day: Livingston Hall officially opens Friday

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2008-08-19
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University will welcome new and returning students on Friday for Move-In Day.

The first-time freshman class and the overall new student group, including freshmen and transfer students, are both expected to be 10 percent larger than previous record levels. The university anticipates that the new student group will break the 300 mark for the first time in Huntington’s history.

Complete enrollment statistics will be available after the academic year begins. “We are confident that we will have a record undergraduate enrollment,” said Jeff Berggren, vice president of enrollment management and marketing.

Also on Friday, Livingston Hall officially will open to students. The modern student residence is designed to house 150 undergraduates, primarily freshmen and sophomores. Construction began in the summer of 2007.

Move-In Day will kick off a three-day orientation weekend for new students, including the Huntington University Plunge, small group sessions and social activities. The plunge, sponsored by the university’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service, involves groups of new students as well as faculty and staff volunteering at various locations in the Huntington community.

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Note: The best time to take photos of Move-In Day would be at 2 p.m. Friday. Many students will move in to the residence halls at that time, including the newly opened Livingston Hall. Move-In Day lasts from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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