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BBQ Held for Hundreds of University of Nevada Students

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UNR's first day of classes is this Monday - and to get students ready and excited, the university held its annual welcome back barbecue on Friday.

The school puts on the annual food fest to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students - and to welcome back returning students.

Organizers say these events are important because this year's incoming class is one of the biggest they've seen.

"It is a little larger. We won't know final numbers until later in the semester, but it will probably be a hundred students larger than some of our first year classes in the past," says assistant dean Cairn Lindoff.

The barbecue is just part of 20 days of back to school celebrations. Earlier in the day, each school held a party welcoming new students in their majors.

And later this weekend they'll hold an ice cream social.

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