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University of Hartford Welcomes More Than 1,600 New Students

Posted 08/25/2011
Posted by David Isgur

The University of Hartford will welcome more than 1,600 new students (1,400 first-year and 200 transfers) to campus as the annual “Move-in Weekend” begins on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27. New students and their families will begin checking in at the University’s Gengras Student Union, and will then head to the residence halls to settle in.

The University’s Class of 2015 was selected from a school record number (13,000) of applicants. They come to the University from 36 states, including Hawaii, Oregon, California, New Mexico and 20 countries, including China, Korea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Peru. The class is almost evenly split in gender with 51 percent women and 49 percent men. The entering class has an average SAT score of 1062, compared to the University’s Class of 2014’s average SAT score of 1051. The national average SAT score for the Class of 2015 is 1017.

On Monday, August 29, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. first-year students will participate in their first college academic experience “Our Campus Creates.” These activities are designed to create bonds between and among first-year students and the University; to facilitate hands-on, creative choice-making activities for freshmen; and to underscore the universality and necessity of creativity in our world.
(Go here for the full schedule of activities.)

Upperclassmen are currently scheduled to return to campus on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29 and 30.

Classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 31.