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UT Martin freshman class arrives Aug. 21; fall classes begin Aug. 25


Contact 1: Bud Grimes


MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee at Martin welcomes the class of 2018 this Thursday, Aug. 21, as more than 1,100 freshman students arrive in Martin and move into residence halls. The new students will participant in the First-Year Initiative Welcome Weekend, an orientation program that prepares students for fall classes that begin Monday, Aug. 25.

After Welcome Weekend, students will participate in the semester-long General Studies 101 class that prepares and positions first-year students to achieve academic and social success.

Following Thursday’s move-in, First-Year Initiative activities include a 5 p.m. opening ceremony Friday in the Elam Center, orientation sessions all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and a combination student organization fair and city of Martin merchants fair beginning at 5 p.m., Monday, also in the Elam Center. The university’s Division of Student Affairs and the city of Martin will co-sponsor the fair.

Final enrollment numbers will be official after the 14th day of classes in September. Total enrollment will include students at the Martin campus and the university’s centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley and McNairy County/Selmer. Fall 2013 enrollment was 7,423 students.

PHOTO CAPTION – Students are pictured moving into UT Martin residence halls for the start of fall semester 2013. This scene will be repeated many times Thursday, Aug. 21, as the class of 2018 arrives at the university just ahead of 2014 fall classes that begin Aug. 25.


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