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August 26, 2010

Birmingham-Southern set to welcome another large first-year class when academic year opens

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is expecting 400 new students on campus when the 2010-11 academic year opens Sept. 1. 

The 400 total new students, including freshmen and transfers, will be the fifth largest class of first-year students in the college’s 154-year history.  Birmingham-Southern’s three largest first-year classes arrived in each of the previous three fall semesters.

The first-year students represent 34 states and eight foreign countries, bring an average academic profile of 27 on the ACT and 3.5 high school grade-point average, and have a minority representation of 19 percent.  The new class includes 16 National Merit finalists, bringing the total on campus to more than 50.

The new students will be welcomed to campus on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the traditional “Move-in Day.”  The students will spend the morning moving into their residence halls with the help of their families and returning BSC students.  They will join their parents for convocation that afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum.  Returning students will move on campus on Sunday, Aug. 29.

Orientation for new Birmingham-Southern students will also begin on Saturday, Aug. 28, and will continue for four days.  The schedule includes an introduction to campus and student life, academic preparation sessions, entertainment, and other group activities.

The first week of the new school year concludes Saturday, Sept. 4, with the traditional Outreach Day of Service for new students, and the first football game of the season with Birmingham-Southern hosting LaGrange College at 1 p.m. at Panther Stadium on campus.

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