Posted on Aug 30, 2010

A new academic year will kick off with the arrival of the Class of 2014 this week.

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The 560 first-year students move into their residence halls Saturday, Sept. 4, 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.

The members of the Class of 2014 were selected from among 4,945 applications, the second largest in Union’s history. This includes 44 percent who were accepted through early decision, when a record number of students made Union their first choice.

The class is one of the strongest academically, with 62 percent ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class and average SAT scores of 1290 (on a scale of 1600) and 1920 (on a scale of 2400), both equaling record highs. Union is an SAT-optional school.

Students of color of the incoming class comprise 16 percent; international students make up four percent.

Residence halls open for returning students Sunday, Sept. 5.

Fall term classes begin at 1:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day).

Opening convocation, in which the Union community celebrates the official opening of the academic year, is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 in Memorial Chapel