Baylor Welcomes Class Of 2005

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    When traffic is halted, freshmen and their families make the trek across Eighth Street to Collins Hall.
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    One of about 40 balloons participating in the Heart of Texas National Balloon Championship dots the sky over the McLane Student Life Center. The balloon competition coincides with Baylor's Welcome Week.
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    One of about 40 balloons participating in the Heart of Texas National Balloon Championship dots the sky over the McLane Student Life Center. The balloon competition coincides with Baylor's Welcome Week.
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    Baylor freshmen meet up with another newcomer to the campus, Joy, Baylor's new bear mascot.
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    Baylor freshmen meet up with another newcomer to the campus, Joy, Baylor's new bear mascot.
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    Former chairman of the Baylor board of regents, Randall Fields (middle), takes a breather to talk with Dr. Sloan about the moving-in experience.
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    Hundreds of freshmen gather at the SUB bowl for lunch and an academic "mixer."
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    Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. reminisces with former BU quarterback Neal Jeffrey and his wife Sheila after moving their daughter Melissa into Collins Hall.
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Aug. 17, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

More than 2,800 Baylor University freshmen experienced their first taste of college life on Aug. 15 as they moved into what will be "home" for the next year - Baylor's residence halls.

A volunteer force of more than 400 Baylor students, faculty members and administrators, including Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr., were on hand to help members of the Class of 2005 move their belongings into their rooms.

In the days before classes begin, Baylor's incoming freshman class takes part in Welcome Week, a tradition since 1974 that emphasizes the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual aspects of college life. The week also acquaints students with various Baylor traditions.

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