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September 17, 1996

Fall Fling welcomes students to UW campus

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The seventh annual Fall Fling is expected to draw several thousand new and returning University of Washington students on Friday, Sept. 27. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Activities and Union Facilities, the Department of Housing and Food Services, Hall Health Primary Care Center, Recreational Sports Programs, Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW), University Police and the University Bookstore, the event is designed to provide students with an alcohol-free environment in which they can get to know other students while enjoying a variety of social activities.
At the Intramural Activities (IMA) Building, students may pick up coupons for free canoeing and a free bucket of golf balls. Coupons will be available from noon. to 3 p.m. at the Sports Information Booth located outside the IMA.

Beginning at 2 p.m., the Husky Union Building (HUB) Lawn will be the site of volleyball games and live world music provided by two local bands, The Toucans Steel Drum Ensemble and Lora Sukutai Marimba. Inside the HUB, bowling, billiards and other games will be available throughout the evening in the games area. The HUB will also feature showings of the movie Twister at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., and an advanced screening of the Tom Hanks movie That Thing You Do! at 7 p.m. With the exception of the barbecue, which will cost $3.25, all events will be free to students.

The coordinating body for Fall Fling is the Student Affairs Committee on Alcohol and Substance Awareness, which consists of students, faculty and staff members. The committee was established in 1986 by Vice President for Student Affairs Ernest R. Morris to develop and implement a broad range of substance-education programs for UW students.

For more information, contact Phil Hunt, Student Activities Senior Adviser and Fall Fling Committee Chair, at 543-2380, or Deborah Costar, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Chair of the Student Affairs Committee on Alcohol and Substance Awareness, at 543-4972.