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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— Over 300 Moravian College freshmen will walk the "Moravian Mile" during the annual freshman class walk on Saturday, August 25, at 11:00 a.m. The walk starts at the 1742 oval located the corner of Locust and Monocacy streets and follows the Moravian Mile down Main Street to Moravian's Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus at Church Street.
The walk is a recent tradition that began in 1996 as part of Freshman Orientation. The walk symbolically links Moravian's Main Street Campus with the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus. A group of Moravian College vice presidents will lead the walk.
At the conclusion of the walk, the group gathers in Foy Concert Hall for the kick-off of the History Hunt, which is a "scavenger hunt" of sorts. By residence hall floors, students are led by cryptic clues to important College and community areas in the historic Moravian area. At each site, someone tells them something about the area and its importance, and as a group they perform some task (wrap a vespers candle or sing the Alma Mater with kazoos, etc.) before they get their next clue. The group that gets to the destination first gets the Class banner, and has the rest of the weekend to get their classmates to sign it. It is presented to the president the night of the Freshman Banquet, and is then hung in the Pavilion. The activities conclude with a class picnic.