Quincy University is expected to welcome 281 freshman students to the campus during the 2013 Orientation Weekend, August 16-18. Enrollment continues to rise steadily over the past several years and 2013 marks the highest incoming freshman class since 1996. QU also welcomes over 90 new transfer students to campus.
“We are excited to welcome 281 incoming first year students and their families to the Quincy University community,” Syndi Peck, vice president of enrollment management, said. “Our recent trends of increasing enrollment are reflective of a campus that takes pride in Franciscan values and higher education, specifically within the liberal arts.”
According to Quincy University president, Dr. Robert Gervasi, the university attributes the continued trend of increasing enrollment to collective efforts of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and board members.
“Quincy University extends a special thank you to all who contribute their time and talent to sharing the message of QU,” Gervasi said. “Due to the continued hard work of everyone, from faculty, staff and coaches to alumni and students, we’re extremely pleased to welcome so many new students to our campus again this year.”
During the summer, Quincy University invested in several physical upgrades throughout campus. Aside from routine summer maintenance projects, a few of the highlights include:
- Updated lecture halls complete with energy-efficient air-conditioning units
- A renovated athletic weight room in Padua Hall
- Improvements to the Men’s Volleyball locker rooms
- Installation of a new television news set for QUTV
Welcome Weekend kicks off August 16 with freshmen check-in and move-in from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Activities are scheduled throughout the weekend for new students. For a complete Welcome Weekend itinerary, click HERE.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. The university has 15 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women.