Posted on Aug 14, 2009

Union welcomes the most diverse incoming class in its history when the Class of 2013 arrives next month.

The 525 members of the Class of 2013 were chosen from 4,825 applications. Average SAT scores rose to 1920 (out of 2400). The students represent 22 states and 13 countries, with students of color comprising 20 percent of the class. Four percent of the class is international students.

students walk across campus

“Union, like most other colleges, continues to grapple with the new economic realities facing families who are diligently planning for their children’s education,” said Matthew Malatesta, vice president for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment. “But during the worst downturn in decades, we are fortunate, and excited, to have attracted one of our best incoming classes.”

The first-year students move into their residence halls Sunday, Sept. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. They will receive an official welcome from College leaders at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. At 3:45 p.m., the students will say goodbye to their families before heading off to their group orientation activities.

At 6:30 p.m., the students pose for their class picture at the Nott Memorial. Orientation activities continue on Monday, with a full slate of programs.

Residence halls open for returning students Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

Opening convocation, in which the Union community celebrates the official opening of the academic year, is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Chapel. The academic procession begins at 4:15 p.m., and a reception will be held in Hale House and Old Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Fall term classes for all students begin Wednesday, Sept. 9.