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New Students Have Their Week: In Photos

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 28, 2018) — Nearly 5,700 new students moved in, were welcomed in convocation, picnicked, cheered and enjoyed both games and ceremonies as the 2018-19 year kicked off last week.

A freshman class of 2,750, chosen from the largest freshman application pool in UAlbany history (27,652, more than 11 percent above last year), were among the newcomers, joined by 1,430 transfer and 1,500 graduate students.

Some pertinent numbers for the Class of ’22:

  • 243 students enrolled as Presidential Scholars
  • 123 new freshmen in the Honors College
  • 23 states and 21 foreign countries represented
  • 31 percent first generation college students
  • 89.8 high school average among the non-EOP, non-international cohort

The photos above were taken from the first “Welcome Great Danes” events of the Fall semester. These included:

  • Move-In Day, Sunday, Aug. 19
  • Opening Convocation Ceremony
  • President’s Picnic
  • Men’s Soccer Game
  • Candle Lighting
  • Great Danetopia

Events and activities this week include:

  • Today: Transfer Meet ‘n’ Mingle, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Transfer & Commuter Lounge
  • Wednesday: Transfer Connections Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Center Multi-Use Room; the Part-Time Job Fair, 1 – 4 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom
  • Thursday: Summer Orientation Reunions, 7 – 8 p.m., at the Indian Quad Penthouse to reconnect with Orientation leaders Haily and Ibirayo, and at the State Quad (Eastman Tower) Penthouse to reconnect with OL’s Kojo and Happiness. Light refreshments served.
  • Friday: the Home Opener for Women’s Soccer, 4 p.m., Casey Stadium
  • Saturday: Dance Marathon Kickoff, noon to 4 p.m., Dutch Commons

Photos by Patrick Dodson, Sarah O’Carroll and Conrad Miller, MBA ‘19

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