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College 101: The Class of 2003 Begins A New Chapter at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - August 19, 1999

(New Orleans)—Starting college is an exciting and anxious time for students at Loyola University New Orleans. Moving away from home, living in a residence hall, assimilating to campus life, making new friends, and for some, starting a new job can be a arduous transition for some young adults.

The New Student Orientation office at Loyola University New Orleans helps all new students make a smooth progression to university life and help new students and their families learn about the expectations and realities of college life.

The freshmen Class of 2003—the largest class in Loyola’s recent history—is comprised of 818 students which is a 22 percent increase over last year’s enrollment, and represents 48 states and 11 foreign countries. The freshmen class average standardized combined test scores for SAT is 1170 and has an ACT composite of 25.5. The class gender breakdown is 59 percent female and 41 percent male.

The entire Class of 2003 will assemble on campus Friday, August 27, to "Catch the Action," the second phase of the Loyola’s orientation program. The class will hear remarks from Loyola’s president, Rev. Bernard P. Knoth, S.J., as well as key faculty, administrators, and student leaders. New students will attend workshops and special interest sessions to learn about the many aspects of college life at Loyola.

Since 1997, the Center for Student Leadership Development and New Student Orientation office have implemented the "Here to Help" button program.

Loyola faculty and staff members wear the button to signify a visible sign from the university community to new students that they are accessible, pleased they have chosen Loyola and are "here to help" with any question or concern.

Students will move into Loyola’s residence halls on Friday, August 27. Undergraduate classes begin on Monday, August 30.