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!]
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 Maryland, Spring Hill College and the University of Detroit Mercy.
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 University, University of San Francisco and the University of Scranton on Twitter!
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.
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.
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.