STORRS — It’s an exciting and emotional time for thousands of students starting their college career at the University of Connecticut.
Roughly 3,800 of UConn’s incoming freshman will be moving in to the Storrs campus Friday.
More than 70 percent of freshman class are from Connecticut with the rest of the students coming from 44 different states, Puerto Rico, and 22 different countries.
UConn says they are welcoming 5,100 incoming freshman who were selected out of the 36,000 applicants.
The class of 2020 will have a record high number of 156 valedictorians and salutatorians are enrolled at UConn’s Storrs with another 25 attending UConn’s regional campuses. The average SAT score for the incoming freshman is 1233 and 1402 among the Honors Program students.
Of the thousands of incoming freshman roughly 700 students are scheduled to move into the school’s newest residence hall. The Next Generation Residence Hall is located in the hilltop section of campus. It was one of the first buildings complete as part of the roughly $1.5 billion dollar Next Generation initiative put forth by the state and the school, according to UConn Today.
The initiative seeks to expand UConn’s STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, programs,
In addition to the students moving into the Storrs campus Friday, another 12,600 undergraduate students will move in over the weekend. In all, about 23,600 undergraduate students are set to begin the fall semester starting Monday.