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At colleges, a new freshman rush

Orientations are spiced up to build spirit, ease transition

Incoming students played Twister at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The orientation also included a carnival. Incoming students played Twister at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The orientation also included a carnival. (Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe)
By Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / September 5, 2008

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Amherst College's freshman orientation is an eight-day extravaganza, an array of activities from mountain hikes and whitewater rafting to cooking and ballroom dancing. Tufts University's six-day calendar of events runs 35 pages, a smorgasbord of coffee klatches, carnivals, and scavenger hunts. Northeastern University's "Welcome Week," which spans 11 days, features tours of Fenway Park, rock concerts, and shopping trips to ... (Full article: 837 words)

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