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Haskell Indian Nations University gets ready to welcome back Students

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The campus is quiet now, but looks can be deceiving.By August 18 it will be swarming as students show up for the 2000 school year.

The staff has been sending out information to new and continuing students for several weeks to make the transition into the school year go as smoothly as possible for students and staff.

Students are to arrive Aug. 18 and will have a full day of rushing from one place to another on campus as they complete the enrollment process. Those students who pre-enrolled during the summer need to arrive the same day for mandatory student orientation sessions.

Inter-Faith Council representatives will meet all buses that arrive on Aug. 18, contact Mr. Penrod (785) 843-7755. Students who fly into Kansas City International Airport (on Aug. 18 only) can catch a ride with Haskell Counseling Center personnel, who will pick up students at 9 and 11a.m. and 2, 4, 8 and 10 p.m. An airport shuttle service costs $23 per person and requires reservations ahead of time (1-888-795-3914).

For the first few days, personnel at Haskell will work with students to help them through the maze of paperwork and explain to students and parents what is expected of them during the school year. Parents who plan to stay over for Orientation Weekend are advised to contact local hotels, since Haskell has no rooms for parents or family members.

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The dorms will open to students and fee payment begins Aug. 18. On-campus students will pay $105, which includes books, housing and an activity fee. Off-campus students pay $70 for books and the activity fee. Students can begin moving into their dorm rooms after 8 a.m.

Haskell officials urge parents to go through the orientation program with students, including an overview of the housing policies. There will be an orientation at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 18 in Minoka Hall where parents will get a brief overview of services and policies about student residential housing.

Students and their families are invited to a lunch on the main campus area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m., the academic orientation by the Division of Instruction begins in the auditorium. It is mandatory for all new and transfer students and will be followed by an open house where students and parents can meet instructors and view their facilities.

Following the evening meal there will be a Highlight night planned by the student activities division to learn about programs, clubs and organizations on campus. There will be door prizes and booths. Refreshments will be served and a movie will be shown at 9 p.m. in Haskell Auditorium.