Class of 2016 Is Service-oriented and Shows Leadership

The Ursinus  Class of 2016 is engaged, active and passionate, with students listing community service more than any other pre-college activity.

The incoming group of about 460 freshmen is also a group of leaders with many interests. It includes 129 National Honor Society members and 119 athletic team captains, plus editors, class officers, band and choir members, orchestra musicians, dancers, artists, EMTs, actors and tutors. Community service was noted by 195 members of the class.

June Orientation 2011

Many students will bring special talents, such as an accordion player, an organic gardener, a state champion alpine skier, a competitive ballroom dancer, a national equestrian champion and cake decorator,  among others.

One student, James Coble, recently was the subject of a New York Daily News feature on giving back to the hospital which saved his life after a childhood stroke. The young violinist chose Ursinus for its reputation in the sciences, with an interest in how music affects the brain, according to the newspaper.

The Class of 2016 joins us for June 4 and 5 orientation. The June orientation, which is in addition to an August orientation,  helps ease the transition to college in the fall and gives students and faculty a head start on course selection and academic advising.

Incoming students will meet their advisors, many of their classmates and could possibly meet a roommate. Parents will learn about the first year from Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Debbie Nolan, Ursinus President Bobby Fong,Interim Dean Annette Lucas, and other senior staff who will talk about career choices, financial services, and health and wellness. Parents can also hear from a panel of Ursinus parents and student ambassadors.

Want to preview dorm life? A sample residence hall room will be open from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. in Beardwood 116. A Resident Advisor will answer questions.

The packed orientation schedule also offers concurrent discussions of the Common Intellectual Experience, Disability Services and Campus Sustainability Initiatives, and provides time for open houses in several offices.



2 thoughts on “Class of 2016 Is Service-oriented and Shows Leadership

  1. I did enjoy orientation as a parent. I am now trying to log into the web site for wellness, and the link just keeps bouncing back to netcommunity. When we click on the wellness link in services, it just bounces back to the home page. We want to follow the directions of the health center and decline insurance from the college, but we can’t. HELP! Thanks. Regina

  2. I found the orientation very informative. It was nice to meet the parents of other incoming freshmen. Every presentation was well thought out. Everyone cares about what is going on. It is an awesome way to begin a new chapter in life. Way to go Ursinus.

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