It’s that time of year again! The class of 2022 has arrived on Jesuit campuses across the country, ready to begin the next four years of their lives. Several schools are welcoming their largest and most academically talented freshman classes, while several are also welcoming new presidents! Read on for highlights from move-in week, including videos and photos of the newest Jesuit-educated students.
Scenes Across Jesuit Campuses (Photo Slideshow)
Incoming students participate in the New Student Convocation, an annual tradition when all freshmen and transfer students are officially inducted into their graduating class at Loyola University Chicago (photo by Lukas Keapproth for Loyola University Chicago)
Creighton University students, all dressed in blue Creighton t-shirts, walked on the Creighton Pathway event, where they stopped to touch the beak of Billy Bluejay on their way to the Academic Convocation at the D.J. Sokol Arena (photo by Creighton University)
Campus Ministry hosted the first Mass of the new academic year at Canisius University on Sunday, August 26. Better known as the “Mass on the Grass,” the annual service is held outside on the Canisius Quad (photo by Canisius University).
New Saint Peter’s University students meet each other on move-in day (photo by Saint Peter’s University)
Dr. Michael Mihalyo, Jr. welcomes new students to Wheeling Jesuit University, where he is beginning his first year as president (photo by Wheeling Jesuit University)
University of Detroit Mercy’s president, Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi (center, first row), welcomed more than 590 new students to campus this fall. This is the fourth consecutive year that Detroit Mercy has experienced an increase in new students (photo by University of Detroit Mercy).
Incoming University of San Francisco students take a break from moving into the dorms to enjoy a moment for music (photo by University of San Francisco)
More than 200 new students participated in Meet CLE on August 23, a new service-learning opportunity designed to give John Carroll University’s first-year students a stronger appreciation for the Cleveland community (photo by John Carroll University)
Move-in day involves lots of stair climbing at Regis University (photo by Regis University)
This fall ses the opening of Loyola Marymount University’s third campus in Playa Vista, CA for the School of Film and Television and College of Business Administration (photo by Loyola Marymount University)
Marquette University men’s basketball coach, Steve Wojciechowski, welcomed students to the new residence hall on campus, The Commons (photo by Jesse Lee for Marquette University)
A Fairfield University family prepares for the next generation of Stag grads at move-in day last month (photo by Cassidy Kristiansen for Fairfield University)
Movers at Campion College at the University of Regina got some assistance from the presence of golf carts on campus! (Photo by Campion College)
Class of 2022 Sets Enrollment Records
This year’s class set enrollment records at Creighton University, Marquette University, Wheeling Jesuit University and Xavier University. John Carroll University welcomed its largest class in 15 years; Le Moyne College welcomed its second-largest class; the University of Detroit Mercy experienced its fourth consecutive year of growth; and Gonzaga University‘s class ties last year’s as its most academically talented.
New Campuses, Residence Halls & Programs
Georgetown University launched a new Ignatius Seminar on black participation in post-civil rights social movements; Loyola Marymount University opened a new campus in Playa Vista, CA to house its School of Film and Television graduate programs and the College of Business Administration’s Executive MBA Program; Marquette University opened its first new residence hall in fifty years; Regis University opened Boryla Apartments, a new apartment building just south of campus; Saint Peter’s University established a new campus at the Meadowlands in Bergen County, NJ; and Xavier University became the new home to an 80-year old private chapel.
More Highlights from Move-In Week
To learn more about move-in week, service programs and the class of 2022, click on the following school names (then scroll below for videos!): College of the Holy Cross, Fordham University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Maryland, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Scranton.
Move-in Day at the University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
University of Detroit Mercy’s orientation clean-up (Detroit, MI)
Opening Day at Fordham University (Bronx & Manhattan, NY)
Boston College Welcomes Class of 2022 (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Le Moyne College Welcomes the “Phamily” to Campus (Syracuse, NY)
Move-in Day at Regis University (Denver, CO)
Move-in day time lapse at Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL)
Welcome to the Kennel Club at Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
Welcome Day at Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
Students return to Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
Move-in Day at Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
C-Block Bonfire at Canisius University (Buffalo, NY)
Loyola University New Orleans Welcomes Class of 2022 (New Orleans, LA)
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