St. Thomas University Hosts Largest Freshman Convocation in Its History

By August 23, 2019Blog
Freshmen Convocation

In preparation for an exciting school year, St. Thomas University was proud to host its Freshman Convocation in the Fernandez Family Center. Because of the unprecedented size of the entering class, the event had to be moved to the university’s athletic center. This formal gathering of first year students and faculty was the largest induction ceremony ever held on campus. More than 551 freshman are starting this fall.

Marking the official entry of these students into the St. Thomas University community, Freshman Convocation began with a Holy Mass which was then followed by the Convocation ceremony hosted by President David A. Armstrong, J.D., Faculty Forum Vice-Chair, Dr. Thomas Brezenski and Provost, Dr. Jeremy Moreland. Also, welcoming and sharing personal insights with the entering students were recent double alumna, Arianna M. Mendez, B.A.’14 and J.D.’19 and St. Thomas SGA president, Matamron Bacon.

“Nothing worthwhile is free,” counseled President Armstrong to the student audience. “You will have to work hard. But, I urge you to think big and be bold.” The event ended with the traditional St. Thomas group closing, “God Bless and Go Bobcats!”

This semester, 677 new students begin classes on Monday, August 26th – more than double last year’s new student enrollment. St. Thomas’s total undergraduate enrollment is trending positively with 1220 students this fall as compared to 900 last fall.

 

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