Jesuit Schools Welcome Class of 2020

Members of the Class of 2020 at John Carroll University Participated in 'Living The Mission' Day during orientation week (Photo by Ed Peck, John Carroll University)

Members of the Class of 2020 at John Carroll University Participated in 'Living The Mission' Day during orientation week (Photo by Ed Peck, John Carroll University)

Across the country, members of the "visionary" class of 2020 are moving onto Jesuit campuses and beginning a new chapter in their lives as college students. For several schools, the class of 2020 is their largest freshman class ever. Read on for highlights from move-in week, including videos and photos of the newest Jesuit-educated students on our campuses! [Note: Santa Clara University and Seattle University are both on the quarter system and will host move-in week events later this month. We will update this page with news from both campuses; stay tuned!]

VIDEOS

Click on the school names for video highlights from our campuses before and during move-in and orientation: Boston College, Creighton University, Georgetown University, Loyola University MarylandSpring Hill College and the University of Detroit Mercy.

The class of 2020 moved into College of the Holy Cross last weekend (Photo by College of the Holy Cross)

The class of 2020 moved into College of the Holy Cross last weekend (Photo by College of the Holy Cross)

PHOTO GALLERIES

The following photo galleries show our schools during move-in, orientation, service days and Masses for the Holy Spirit: College of the Holy Cross, Fordham University, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette University and Saint Louis University. And check out these class photos from Regis UniversityUniversity of San Francisco and the University of Scranton on Twitter!

2020 STATS

What makes the class of 2020 so special? Check out these stats from Gonzaga University, Le Moyne College, Loyola Marymount University, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Peter's University and Wheeling Jesuit University.

More Highlights

Krystal Saimon & Annalyn Tareg have both moved from Micronesia to Buffalo, NY to study at Canisius College (Photo by Canisius College)

Krystal Saimon & Annalyn Tareg have both moved from Micronesia to Buffalo, NY to study at Canisius College (Photo by Canisius College)

Canisius College welcomed its second student from Micronesia this year: both women are the only two students from the small nation, who have now become friends in Buffalo, NY.

After a busy "Living the Mission Day" service event in Cleveland, OH last week, John Carroll University will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, September 8th with JCU President Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. as presider and Midwest Jesuit Provincial Rev. Brian Paulson, S.J. as homilist. The University will host other events throughout the day to celebrate the 130th anniversary of its founding and the closing of the successful $100 million Forever Carroll campaign.

To get their students in the Musketeer spirit early, Xavier University issued a list of the top ten perks for being a freshman on campus.

Finally, these two schools have some great events coming up over the next few days: Fairfield University and Loyola University New Orleans.

Words of Wisdom

Marquette University's new vice president of student affairs, Dr. Xavier Cole, offered his advice for five ways that students can be the difference on a Jesuit campus. Dr. Cole is well-versed in Jesuit education, having previously served at Loyola University Maryland and as a member of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA). And after he spoke to the new freshmen at Fordham University last week, Rev. James Martin, S.J. published his advice for all new students in America Magazine.

This year's class at Loyola University Chicago is the largest in school history (Photo by Loyola University Chicago)

This year's class at Loyola University Chicago is the largest in school history (Photo by Loyola University Chicago)