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MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler to Hold Freshman Orientation Aug. 17 – 21

August 15, 2007

The University of Texas at Tyler will welcome the 2007-08 freshman class at Freshman Orientation Aug. 17 – 21, Dr. Howard Patterson, UT Tyler interim vice president for student affairs and external relations, announced.

Orientation includes informational sessions and social and community service activities.


  • Orientation will kick off at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, with freshmen moving into on-campus housing.
  • Students and guests will attend separate break-out sessions Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Aug. 19, with lunch and social activities planned.
  • Community service activities are scheduled 9 a.m. – noon Monday, Aug. 20.
  • Freshmen will attend convocation Tuesday, Aug. 21, where award-winning author and journalist Dr. Richard Rodriguez will discuss his book, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez. A copy of the book was given to every freshman as part of the UT Tyler 2007 Freshman Summer Reading Program.

Fall classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 22.

For more information, visit www.uttyler.edu/orientation, or contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769 or Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303.

Hannah Buchanan
The University of Texas at Tyler
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Admin 372 3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

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