Parents waiting anxiously at their cars, Security and Safety Officers directing traffic on Olney Avenue, and students carrying flat-screen televisions, laptops, and armfuls of clothing can only mean one thing—Freshman Move-In Day, Thursday, Aug. 23, at La Salle University.
La Salle welcomes nearly 900 freshmen and 157 transfer students, as well as 500 new graduate students and 300 new Professional and Continuing Studies students to the campus community.
The Class of 2016 comes from 26 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Students also come from 16 countries over five continents.
New for the academic year, La Salle has launched a new master’s program in Economic Crime Forensics and a graduate Professional and Business Communication certificate in Social and New Media. The University’s third doctoral degree program—in theology—began classes in June.
Through a new partnership with ARAMARK Higher Education, new and returning students will find a newly renovated La Salle Union Food Court, featuring offerings such as Konomi Sushi, AM Café Bakery and Coffeehouse, and Greens to Go. A brand-new Subway restaurant opened in the former Intermissions and Starbucks Coffee is scheduled to open in October.
La Salle’s new students will be formally welcomed to campus during the Opening Convocation ceremony on Aug. 23. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will address the students and their families and present a proclamation in celebration of La Salle’s 150th Anniversary, which the University will celebrate throughout the academic year.