The 564 members of the Class of 2011 will move into their residence halls Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students will receive an official welcome from President Stephen C. Ainlay and other College leaders at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. At 3:45 p.m., the students will say goodbye to their parents before heading off to their group orientation activities.
At 7 p.m., students will walk over to the President’s House, where they will sing the College’s alma mater, Ode to Old Union, for Ainlay and his wife, Judith. Ainlay is beginning his second year as president of Union.
The students in the Class of 2011 were chosen from a record 4,837 applications, and 67 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
For the first time in the College’s 213-year history, the number of incoming female freshmen surpasses male students, 286 to 278. The College began admitting women in September 1970.
Upperclass students move in Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Classes for all students begin Wednesday, Sept. 5.
For a complete list of orientation activities, click here.