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Classes Begin for the 2010-11 Academic Year

Classes Begin for the 2010-11 Academic Year

August 25, 2010

1st Day 2010.jpgAugust 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Under partly sunny skies, DePauw University students made their way to the first classes of the fall semester this morning as the 2010-11 academic year began.  The overall student body of about 2,410 students includes 642 new undergraduates who arrived on campus Saturday and have been participating in orientation programs in the days since.

The incoming class -- the most diverse in DePauw's history -- includes 617 first-year students, 13 transfer students and 12 foreign exchange students. The new students come from 36 states and 22 countries; 34% of the new class (213 students) come from multicultural backgrounds, the highest total in DePauw's history.

Additionally, 21% of the incoming undergraduates are first generation college students, in other words, no one in their immediate family has graduated from college before. A total of 23% of the enrolling students have an alumni tie to DePauw.

Learn more about the Class of1st day 2010-2.jpg 2014 in this story.

On Saturday, President Brian W. Casey welcomed the new students at DePauw's traditional opening convocation.  A video montage of the procession that brought students to the Green Center for the Performing Arts can be seen here: : Video Link [Download Video: "Opening Convocation 2010" - 7,355kb].

Founded in 1837, DePauw University is nationally recognized as one of America's finest residential liberal arts colleges.