Across the country, members of the class of 2021 are moving onto Jesuit campuses and beginning a new chapter in their lives as college students. For several schools, the class of 2021 is their largest freshman class ever. Click here for highlights from move-in week, including videos and photos of the newest Jesuit-educated students on our campuses!

Above: Students on move-in day at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. Left: Students and family members on move-in day at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.



This year, best-selling author and Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. delivered the commencement addresses at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Scranton. He also received his 12th and 13th honorary degrees; he spoke about Jesuit education with AJCU's director of communications, Deanna Howes, in spring 2017.

Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The May 2017 issue of Connections highlights ways that Jesuit institutions market the mission of Jesuit higher education. Click here to read more.

Mission & Identity

The distinctiveness of a Jesuit education stems from its deep-rooted history and a mission grounded in faith and intellectual rigor. Since its beginnings in 1548, when the first Jesuit institution opened its doors in Messina, Sicily, Jesuit higher education remains committed to academic excellence, service, leadership and caring for the whole person. Click here to learn more about Jesuit mission and identity through our publications, videos and links to related websites.