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Orientation 2009: Unleashed

Oakland residents cheer themselves on during House Wars. (credit: Celia Ludwinski | Assistant Photo Editor) Oakland residents cheer themselves on during House Wars. (credit: Celia Ludwinski | Assistant Photo Editor)  The Hill, Donner, and Stever House jeer at each other during House Wars. (credit: Celia Ludwinski | Assistant Photo Editor) The Hill, Donner, and Stever House jeer at each other during House Wars. (credit: Celia Ludwinski | Assistant Photo Editor) Donner brings out its best in blue for House Wars. (credit: Celia Ludwinski | Assistant Photo Editor) Donner brings out its best in blue for House Wars. (credit: Celia Ludwinski | Assistant Photo Editor) The pipe band plays at this year’s Convocation.  (credit: Joshua Debner | Photo Staff) The pipe band plays at this year’s Convocation. (credit: Joshua Debner | Photo Staff)

This year’s Orientation, like every year, had an inspiring theme that promoted enthusiasm and teamwork among the incoming first-years.

Unleashed, this year’s theme, saw everyone donning T-shirts that depicted Carnegie Mellon’s mascot, Scotty, breaking free of its leash; symbolic of the idea that all first-years should break away from their fears and blend into college life.

Highlights from Orientation, including annual events like Convocation, Playfair, and House Wars, are pictured.