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St. John’s College Welcomes Freshman Class
FOR RELEASE: August 17, 2011
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey, 410-626-2539
The 2011-12 academic year at St. John’s College opens on Wednesday, August 24, at 4:15 p.m. with Convocation, the annual ceremony that brings together the St. John’s community for a new year. At St. John’s Convocation is rich with traditions that symbolize what it means to be part of this community of learners—a community where all students read the same great works of Western civilization and take part in discussion-based seminars.
This year, Annapolis welcomes an estimated 150 freshmen. After the academic procession to Francis Scott Key auditorium, each freshman is called on the stage to meet President Christopher Nelson, then sign his or her name in the college’s Register.
The Annapolis undergraduate enrollment is expected to be 498 at the start of this year. In addition, 62 students are expected to begin or continue their studies in the college’s Graduate Institute.
Tuesday, August 23 –Moving in. Upperclassmen dormitories open at 9 a.m.
Wednesday August 24 –Moving in. Freshmen dormitories open, at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 4:15 p.m. A senior tutor (David Stephenson) from the college will lead the Convocation procession of faculty members and the freshman class from McDowell Hall to convocation in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. A reception with parents, freshmen, freshmen tutors, and college staff is held after Convocation.