In order to best protect the health and well-being of our University community, and in accordance with the latest public health guidance, we are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all members of our University community. More than 475 colleges and universities across the country – including many of our peer institutions in Connecticut – have implemented this policy to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their campuses.
Fully vaccinated members of our University community will be able to immerse themselves in work and learning environments featuring pre-pandemics norms for class formats, student life, and other staples of the Charger experience.
University Welcomes Another Record-Breaking Incoming Class
The more than 1,300 first-year students in our Class of 2023 were selected from the biggest applicant pool in the history of the University. They are part of an accomplished and diverse group, with members hailing from across the country and around the globe.
August 23, 2019
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
"The University feels like home," said Cavanaugh. "I am most looking forward to living with all of my friends on campus. Because of the resources that the University provides, I have already become very close to many other music majors who will be in my classes this semester."
Cavanaugh is one of the more than 1,300 first-year students in the University’s Class of 2023 who were selected from the largest applicant pool in the University’s history. Approximately, 58 percent of the first-year students are female, and 90 percent of the Class of 2023 will live on campus this year.
In addition to the incoming first-year students, the University welcomed 200 transfer students. The University’s newest Chargers, whose first year coincides with the University’s Centennial in 2020, come from 28 different states and 13 countries.
"The sky is truly the limit for what our incoming students will accomplish."President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D.
"This is an exciting time in the lives of our newest students, and it certainly is an exciting time in the life of the University," said President Steven H. Kaplan," Ph.D. "We are about to celebrate our 100th anniversary, and we are going to be opening one of the most innovative classroom facilities in the country, the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, this academic year.
"The sky is truly the limit for what our incoming students will accomplish as students and throughout their lives," continued President Kaplan.