Albertus Magnus College Welcomes Centennial Class on August 27
Class of ’25 Second Largest in College History; Begins Journey Under COVID Guidelines
New Haven, Conn., August 24, 2021 – Albertus Magnus College welcomes 237 incoming students – the second largest class in the College’s almost 96-year history. Move-in to the residence halls begins Friday, August 27 at 9:00 am. Students and their families will be greeted by the mascot, Frankie Falcon, and Frankie’s Move-in Crew, led by President Marc M. Camille, Ed.D., and once again joined by New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.
All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear a facemask inside buildings, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. This is in direct response to CDC, State of Connecticut, and City of New Haven guidelines. Members of the Albertus community who display their Falcon ID Card do not need to wear a facemask outdoors unless social distancing cannot be maintained. As a reminder, proof of immunization (or an approved exemption) is required for employment or to study on campus.
Who: First Year Students and Families
What: Move-In Day
Where: Dominican Hall (730 Prospect Street); Media is asked to park on Huntington Street
When: August 27 beginning at 9:00 am; Class of 2025 picture at 3:30 pm on the front steps of Rosary Hall
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Albertus’ historic Centennial Class. What a journey of learning and life-long service ahead,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Andrea Kovacs. “Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, our Fearless Falcons display extraordinary courage and commitment as they mark this milestone in their lives. So, we want to make this celebration remarkable and memorable.”
This has been a time of incredible growth at Albertus. The past three years have each brought in the highest influx of students, with the Class of 2023 being the largest incoming class ever. This Centennial Class – which will graduate when Albertus Magnus College turns 100-years-old in 2025 – replaces last year’s group for second place. Nearly 50-percent of the Class of 2025 elected to live on campus with 79-percent coming from Connecticut, five-percent being international students, and several of the newest Fearless Falcons hailing from New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The class includes high achievers, with 12-percent having earned invitations to the College’s Honors Program and 85-percent receiving $15,000 or more in merit scholarships. Of the incoming class, 47-percent are receiving Federal Pell Grants and 57-percent are first generation students. Albertus Magnus College’s continued commitment to equity and diversity is reflected in the class consisting of approximately 51-percent students of color.
Move-in will be followed by a robust schedule of orientation events and activities – including a class photo on the steps of Rosary Hall at 3:30 -- for new residential and commuting students before traditional undergraduate classes begin on August 30. In addition, Falcon Giveback Service Projects will be done on Sunday, August 29 from 10-12 to deliver on the College’s mission of fostering in students an understanding and appreciation of their responsibility to make a positive difference in the larger community.
Additional information, details, and updates will be posted on the College’s Return to Campus section on the Albertus website.
About Albertus Magnus College
About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.