Class of 2020 Sets Record For Valedictorians, Salutatorians, Diversity

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    The three students are among about 5,100 incoming freshmen starting classes Monday, Aug. 29 at UConn, including a record number of about 3,800 at the Storrs campus.

    It’s one of the largest freshman classes overall in UConn’s history and, with 37 percent of students coming from minority backgrounds, it’s also the most diverse.


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    The Class of 2010 has the largest number of valedictorians and salutatorians.
    It also has the largest number of valedictorians and salutatorians – 181 – of any prior UConn freshman class, with nine of every 10 coming from Connecticut.

    The Class of 2020 continues its predecessors’ track record of academic excellence with an average SAT score of 1233; and about 71 percent of the freshmen are Connecticut natives who chose to enroll in their state’s flagship university. They’re joined by talented students from elsewhere who were drawn here by UConn’s increasingly strong reputation nationwide and internationally.

    In fact, UConn drew new students this year from 164 of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities, with students coming from 44 states, Puerto Rico, and 22 countries worldwid
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    Class of 2020 Sets New Record for Diversity, Number of Vals, Sals - UConn Today
     
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    Class of 2020: Let the UConn Story Begin! - UConn Today

    The Class of 2020 gathered in the heart of campus for an official welcome from the University at Convocation Friday evening. The next morning, more than 3,000 members of the class spelled out UCONN for their class photo on the Great Lawn.
     
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    Students Returning to UConn’s Campuses This Week - UConn Today

    Thousands of students will soon be hauling boxes into their Storrs residence halls, exploring UConn’s campuses, and starting their new school year as the fall semester begins.

    Students are moving into Storrs residence halls this week, with early arrivals on site starting Wednesday and Thursday. Freshmen start moving in at 8 a.m. Friday, followed by upperclassmen and transfer students over the weekend.

    Overall, about 23,000 undergraduate students will start classes Monday at Storrs and the regional campuses. Many thousands of additional students are also enrolled at other locations, in UConn’s schools of law, social work, medicine, and dental medicine.

    At Storrs, the campus population is expected to jump significantly this week – particularly on Friday and over the weekend – prompting a reminder for drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and extend consideration for one another.

    Drivers must always yield to pedestrians, and pedestrians should always use crosswalks where available. Those rules apply not only at UConn’s Storrs campus, but also on the city and town roads around UConn’s regional campuses.

    About 12,600 students are moving into Storrs residence halls in coming days, including more than 700 in the newly opened Next Generation Connecticut Hall (NextGen Hall), which opened its doors Wednesday.

    The on-campus students also include about 300 who are members of fraternities and sororities, and who started moving into their organizations’ homes in Husky Village last week.

    Drivers are being encouraged to use alternate routes on and around the Storrs campus during daylight hours on Friday and over the weekend, to avoid delays from the heavier-than-usual traffic.

    First day of classes was yesterday. Enjoy it class of 2020, what I wouldn't give to be sitting in Arjona in a 400 person lecture right now
     
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