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August 2007

Release Date: August 20, 2007

ASU Readies for Start of Fall Semester

Angelo State University will welcome its Class of 2011 and returning students back to campus when fall semester classes begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

University officials are expecting more than 6,000 students for the fall. Residence halls will open for check-in at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. University personnel and community volunteers will be available to assist students and their parents with moving into the residence halls.

A variety of welcoming activities have been scheduled for Friday through Monday as part of “Rambunctious Weekend '07” to help newcomers get acquainted. Included this year will be more than $7,000 in door prizes with multiple chances for students to enter and win.

Events will begin at noon Friday with a hamburger cookout at the Pavilion; a multicultural and first generational student reception at 3 p.m. in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center; a performance by magician Brian Brushwood at the Pavilion at 8 p.m.; and a 10 p.m. outdoor movie and sundaes event at the Pavilion.

Saturday's Rambunctious Weekend activities include a 6 p.m. Pavilion pep rally, featuring Roscoe, the Ram Band, ASU cheerleaders and the Angelettes. That will be followed by a campus scavenger hunt at 6:30 p.m.; “Ram Deal or No Deal” at 8 p.m.; and a 10 p.m. movie and pizza event, all at the Pavilion.

Sunday activities will include a 3 p.m. Party at the Pool with fun, games and a fajita dinner. At 7 p.m., the campus religious organizations are hosting dessert and a movie. The weekend of activities wraps up Monday with Playfair at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Human Performance.

The home fall sports calendar kicks off with the Fairfield Inn/Staybridge Suites Invitational volleyball tournament Aug. 31 in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena. The ASU soccer team's home opener is Sept. 3 against UT-Permian Basin at 7 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium.