Fall Semester Begins at University Campus

August 24, 2010

Fall_SemesterClasses for undergraduates at the University Campus got off to a smooth start Tuesday, August 24.

Saint Leo University is welcoming nearly 550 freshmen this year. About 80 of the freshmen students accepted the university’s invitation to join the Honors Program, a marked increase from previous years. The Honors Program offers enriched intellectual challenges in liberal arts and sciences courses, as well as the opportunity during the senior year to complete a special project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Incoming freshmen need a 3.5 grade point average from high school and a combined score of 1160 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the ACT equivalent of 23 to be invited to join the program. “This shows admissions has done a fantastic job recruiting talented students,” said Patrick Crerand, Ph.D., director of the Honors Program and assistant professor of English.

Transfer students with strong credentials may also be considered for admission to the Honors Program. The university has admitted about 155 new transfer students this year.

This first week on campus for new and returning students includes many welcoming activities, culminating Saturday morning in the chance to participate in Fall Community Service Day. Teams of volunteers consisting of students, faculty, and staff will fan out to different not-for-profit and service agencies in the local area to provide extra help to agency staff and clients.