Centre College welcomed its largest-ever incoming class to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 24, adding to the roster 402 first-year students from across the globe who not only prove to be record-setting in quantity but equally as impressive in quality.
The Class of 2020, which represents 32 states and 7 foreign countries and is among the most diverse classes in Centre history, was welcomed by an army of faculty, staff, residence assistants, orientation leaders and student volunteers who were on hand to help the students move into their new homes.
This year’s entering class brings the total number of states represented at the College to 45, and with 7 percent of incoming students arriving from beyond the nation’s borders, the international first-years combine for the largest sum of foreign students ever enrolled at the College. #Centre2020 also includes the inaugural group of 10 Lincoln Scholars, Centre’s newest “full-ride plus” scholarship opportunity for outstanding students who have the capacity and deep desire to change the world.
While Move-In Day has become a much-loved Centre tradition, first-year students will have the opportunity to experience many more such moments during the continuing Orientation activities throughout the week. Among the scheduled events are the President’s Picnic with President John and First Lady Susie Roush, the Dessert and Book Discussion with faculty advisors, a Service Plunge and an Activities Expo highlighting clubs and organizations at Centre and in Danville.
by Amy Clark Wise
August 24, 2016