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Amid freeze, campus welcomes new students

The weather outside is frightful, but Winter Break is coming to an end, and UIndy has a warm welcome in store for students arriving on campus.

New students joining us mid-year are here today for orientation. Residence halls and the dining room open tomorrow, and classes begin Monday. For those seeking a night on the town or a shopping fix, the weekend shuttle bus route to downtown Indy will fire up again tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 2 3 a.m. Awaiting Greyhounds new and old next week is a full schedule of Winter Welcome activities that includes arts and sporting events as well as a hypnotist, a singing comedian, field trips to the movies and a Monte Carlo Night.

After just a week of classes, students will enjoy a day off Jan. 19 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a newcomer to UIndy’s holiday calendar. Rather than the traditional noontime public presentation on civil rights and the King legacy, students have the opportunity to board buses for a civil rights tour of historic sites throughout Indianapolis. The day will end with a catered dinner and conversation, followed by a special screening of the acclaimed new film “Selma.” Participants can RSVP here.