Huntingdon News

August 18, 2009
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

New Students Begin Huntingdon Years with Big Red Weekend

Montgomery, Ala.—Later this week, approximately 300 new full-time Huntingdon College students will begin their Huntingdon years with the traditional “Big Red Weekend,” an orientation program conducted prior to the beginning of fall semester classes. The schedule of events for Big Red Weekend is as follows:

Friday, August 21
7:30–9:30 a.m.  New resident students move into residence halls; check-in begins at Delchamps Student Center
9:30 a.m.  New commuter students arrive—Delchamps Student Center
11:15 a.m.  New Student Induction Ceremony—Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, and the Green; parents say their good-byes
12:00 p.m.  Lunch for students—Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall
1:30 p.m.  Laptop computer distribution (new full-time day students receive laptop computers for use during all four years of enrollment; theirs to keep upon graduation)—Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
4:30 p.m. (approx.)  New students leave for overnight Camp Hawk ’Em

Saturday, August 22
11:00 a.m.  Students return from Camp Hawk ’Em

Returning resident traditional day upperclassmen will arrive Sunday, August 23, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the residence halls. Classes begin Monday, August 24.

The fall 2009–10 entering class is similar in size to last year’s entering class, which was the second largest in 40 years at Huntingdon.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto is, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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