More than 1,000 students, parents, relatives and friends were greeted with a warm welcome early Saturday (Aug. 31) morning to celebrate St. F.X.’s incoming Class of 2019.
The St. F.X. Students’ Union enthusiastic O’ Crew cheered on new students as they arrived on campus. St. F.X. President Kevin Wamsley met each and every student, family members and friends as they entered the Keating Centre to check in.
St. F.X. is expecting more than 1,400 new, incoming students from all over the world.
“We are so happy you chose St. F.X. over all the other universities in the world,” Wamsley said, during a welcome presentation to students, family and friends.
“You chose us for our outstanding professors, our outstanding staff, our unique community and residential atmosphere, and our small class sizes, where every professor will know you by name. You chose us because you will have incredible leadership and service opportunities, and because we will give you the tools to make a difference in this world; St. F.X. is a community like no other.”
“You’ll be the first St. F.X. students to ever take a class in the state-of-the art Mulroney Hall,” Tim Hynes, VP of Academics and Provost, said. “All our systems will be ‘go’ Tuesday (Sept. 3) morning.”
St. F.X. Student Union president Cecil VanBuskirk welcomed new students into the Xaverian community.
“Everyone in this room is here to make your experience valuable and life changing,” VanBuskirk said.
More than 30 booths were set up to provide information on numerous services available to students, along with lunch for everyone.
Information sessions for friends and family were held throughout the day to help with the transition to university.