Largest Freshman Class to Move In Labor Day

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What: Saint Joseph’s will officially welcome the University’s largest freshman class in history on Monday, Sept. 1. Lugging milk crates, laundry baskets and backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials, some 1,500 freshmen will be moving into campus housing for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Highlight: Students will move in with the help of University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who will distribute water bottles to help families cope with the summer heat.

When/Where: Monday, Sept. 1

(8 a.m. 4 p.m.) Freshmen move into on-campus housing. The freshman dorms are McShain and various campus houses on Lapsley Lane, Sourin and LaFarge Halls on Cardinal Ave., and Overbrook Hall at City and Overbrook Aves.

(9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.) University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., will greet students in the Cardinal Ave. parking lot.

Sunday, Aug. 31

(8 a.m. 4 p.m.) Upperclassmen return to campus.

Who: Saint Joseph’s class of 2012 is the University’s largest freshman class to date with 1,492 students. The class arrives just weeks after the University increased its footprint by 58 percent with the acquisition of the adjacent 38-acre James J. Maguire ’58 campus (formerly Episcopal Academy).

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-1355,

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