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September 1, 2006
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
Jeni Eltink, Interim Dir. First Year Experience Program 726-6526
Bruce Gildseth, Vice Chancellor for Academic Support and Student Life 726-8501

UMD "Freshman Move-In Days" Set for
Friday & Saturday, September 1 & 2

Projected Total Enrollment is 10,800

Freshman Enrollment Projected at 2,275

87% of Freshman to Live on Campus

Total of 3,061 Students to Live on Campus

Marks 12th Annual "UMD Bulldog Bash" Celebration Activities
Running September 1-4

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) "Freshman Move-In Days" 2006 are set for Friday, September 1 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Saturday, September 2 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), filling the campus with students, parents, grandparents, and siblings as well as food, music, fun and campus orientation activities. Unloading of vehicles will take place at Lake Superior Hall and Griggs Hall along with the food tents.

Projected Freshman enrollment at UMD this year is 2,275 with 87% of Freshman living on campus. Projected total enrollment is estimated at 10,800 students (up from 10,500 last year). Projected total of new students is 2,700 (which includes 2,275 freshmen and 425 new transfer students).

This year marks the 12th annual "UMD Bulldog Bash" and "Chancellor's Welcome Team" activities. UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, along with vice chancellors, deans, professors and staff, will be on hand to "meet, greet and welcome" students and their families as students move into their campus residence halls on Friday and Saturday.

Chancellor's Welcome Team at Bulldog Bash. Chancellor's Welcome Team at Bulldog Bash.

As "Chancellor's Welcome Team" greet parents, answer questions and visit with students, all will be wearing special Chancellor's Welcome Team t-shirts. Over 150 student volunteers from a variety of campus organizations will also be on hand to help students and their families "fetch and tote" assisting with moving chores and providing information on student clubs and activities.

"Freshman Move-in Days" kicks off "Bulldog Bash 2006" (September 1-4), a 4-day series of campus events ranging from convocations and advisement, to scavenger hunts and entertainment. (complete schedule is being faxed to you).


Geographic "Hotspots":
Over 45 % of UMD's new entering freshman for Fall 2006 are from the seven-county metropolitan area surrounding Minneapolis/St Paul, with notable increases from several parts of the non-metro area as well. UMD continues to draw 10% of our new students from Wisconsin, with slightly larger numbers this year from other states as well.

Most Popular Majors At UMD in the 2005-2006 School Year:

  1. Business
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
  4. Elementary Education
  5. Criminology

"Freshman Move-in Days" kicks off "Bulldog Bash 2006" (September 1-4), a 4-day series of campus events ranging from convocations and advisement, to scavenger hunts and entertainment. A complete schedule for "Bulldog Bash 2006" was faxed to the media along with this news release.

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