University of Rochester students arrive on campus

Posted at: 08/27/2013 2:57 AM
Updated at: 08/27/2013 12:11 PM

It's a big day for the University of Rochester's Class of 2017. More than 1,300 freshman students are moving into five residence halls on the university's river campus.

The campus is bustling with anxious parents and eager students as they get settled into their new surroundings.

Julie Dib said, "Once we finally left my family in Cleveland on Friday, it just hit me, I'm like, 'Oh I'm going into college."

President Joel Seligman and the deans from the colleges will welcome students Tuesday evening at the college convocation ceremony on the academic quad.

The class of 2017 has more than 1,400 freshmen, including students from 49 states and 71 countries.

"Move-In Day" is just the start of a week-long orientation which gives students an opportunity to explore the campus, learn about extra-curricular activities and meet other students. There will be a bonfire on the River Campus on Monday, September 2 before the first day of classes on Tuesday, September 3.

The total undergraduate enrollment for the U of R 2013-2014 school year is about 4,900 students, including 100 transfer students, and 166 students who will attend the Eastman School of Music.