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Welcome, Class of 2013!

Nazareth College is ready to welcome the Class of 2013 on August 20 as 503 new freshmen and 143 transfer students arrive on campus, again setting an all-time record for the largest freshman class in the College's history. Nazareth's "Orientation 2009" begins on Thursday, August 20, when new students from three countries (including Vietnam), and 15 states (including Hawaii, California, Texas) move into the campus residence halls. They'll spend the weekend participating in a whirlwind of activities, including new student Convocation and the annual Community Service Project on Saturday, August 22. For more information about Orientation 2009, contact Jane Kelly, director of student activities, at (585) 389-2320.

The Class of 2013 is 79% female and 21% male, and Nazareth chose the class from an applicant pool of more than 2,200 applications. Approximately 130 of these students will compete in one of Nazareth's 23 intercollegiate athletic teams.

Nazareth's Orientation 2009 Schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 20

  • 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. NEW STUDENTS MOVE IN
  • 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. New commuter students arrive
  • 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Picnic Lunch at Pavilion
    (follow balloons and signs)
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. New Perspective, New Friends
    (orientation groups meet in Shults Center Cabaret)
  • 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. New Student Convocation
    (Shults Center Gym)
  • 4:30 p.m. Class of 2013 PHOTO
    (Golden Flyers Stadium)
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