As the beginning of the semester draws closer for Eastern Michigan University students, the incoming freshmen moved into Eastern's residence halls on Friday, Sep. 2.
In a speech during the Convocation Ceremony on Sep. 2, EMU President James M. Smith addressed the freshman audience, "You are part of an incoming freshman class that will be about 2,700 in summary. We're not sure that you'll be the largest freshman class, but you will either be the second or third largest freshman class that we've experienced at EMU."
Over 1,900 freshmen were estimated to move into the residence halls on Friday, Sep. 2.
"In total, as the fall semester begins, we will have approximately 22,000 students here at Eastern Michigan University," said Smith.
EMU holds four days of orientation for all new students in what is known as "First Four." Multiple events span across these four days, ranging from the opening football game for EMU, speeches at the Convocation Ceremony, over 300 student organizations and free food at Fajita Fest, entertainment at EaglePalooza, free movie showings and a variety of other activities.