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News Advisory - New Student Convocation and FestiFall welcome new Wayne State Warriors to campus

August 23, 2012


WHAT: Wayne State President Allan Gilmour, administrators, faculty and staff will welcome new students and their families to the university’s 145th academic year. Gilmour, WSU Dean of Students David Strauss and John Corvino, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, will address the crowd. Nearly 2,000 incoming students and family members are expected to attend.

The longstanding campus tradition will be followed by FestiFall, an outdoor celebration during which students can share a picnic lunch with deans and faculty members as well as learn about Wayne State’s vibrant campus life from upperclassmen.

WHEN: New Student Convocation: 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, FestiFall takes place immediately following from noon - 3 p.m. 

WHERE: Convocation will be held in the Max J. Pincus Court in front of the university’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI 48202. FestiFall will take place on the university’s Gullen Mall.

  • Contact: Jessica Archer
  • Voice: (313) 577-0833
  • Email: jarcher@wayne.edu
  • Website: www.media.wayne.edu
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