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Media Advisory: UAlbany Welcomes Class of 2012

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 20, 2008)

Interim President George M. Philip will welcome more than 2,300 freshmen as they move into UAlbany's residence halls for the 2008 fall semester. Under the theme, Mardi Gras, Move-In Day will also include relief efforts by UAlbany resident assistants, who will be collecting donations to help rebuild the Bay-Waveland School District of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.


  • Interim President George M. Philip
  • Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings

Friday, August 22, 2008, 10:30 a.m.

State Quad, the dormitory complex located on the northeast side of the Academic Podium, east of Collins Circle, on the uptown campus at 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. Parking is available on Collins Circle.

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