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Wesleyan Student-Athletes Help New Students Move In on Arrival Day

Photo by Olivia Drake
Photo by Olivia Drake


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Wednesday, August 31, Wesleyan University welcomed approximately 844 new, transfer, international and exchange students and their families to the Wesleyan community. Several Cardinal student-athletes were there to help those students and their families move in.

"We want our student-athletes involved in community service and this is an opportunity to make our newest Cardinals feel at home on campus," said Director of Athletics, Mike Whalen '83. "We've been doing this for six years now and the first-years and their parents appreciate it. 

"We hope they'll come out and support us at our games, and it's important to welcome them and show them that Wesleyan is a great community to be a part of."

The 2016-17 athletics season begins next Tuesday, Sept. 6 when the men's soccer team travels to Willimantic, Conn. to face Eastern Connecticut State University at 4 p.m. The following day, Wednesday, Sept. 7, the women's soccer team hosts UMass Boston at 4:30 p.m. for the first athletic contest on campus in the new academic year.

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