Students Arrive At Mercer to Begin College Careers
August 17, 2002

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WHAT: Boxes, trunks, lamps and even stuffed animals will line the sidewalks around Mercer's residence halls as new students arrive on campus for fall semester. Faculty and staff will join families in helping students settle into their new living quarters away from home. Parents will have a chance to visit on campus and share time with their student in the University's new dining facility before waving goodbye.

WHO: Mercer University's incoming new students and their families

WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17

WHERE: Mercer's Macon campus, 1400 Coleman Ave.

WHY: An annual event anticipated by the University and Macon communities, Mercer Move-in Day promises to be a touching and emotional time in the life of new Mercer students who officially begin their college experience on Saturday. Part of Mercer's tradition of personal attention and service, faculty and staff will be on hand to help the first-year students move into the residence halls on Saturday before they begin their fall orientation that afternoon. Students will be greeted with continuing construction on the $40 million University Center as well as completed projects such as the student dining facility and Coleman Avenue streetscape on the University's side of Coleman Avenue.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Lance Wallace at (478) 301-4037 or on Saturday at (478) 731-3668.

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