The Class of 2019 completed its first day of school during new student orientation. Below are several photo galleries chronicling the very busy day.

The 673 first-year students were assigned to one of the five class commons – Victoire, Alliance, Hermione, Cadmus, and Brandywine – according to residence hall. In addition to forming a bond during orientation, the commons will provide students with strong connections to each other throughout the year with special events, speakers, and socials.

Over the weekend, the students will take part in activities focusing on intellectual development and building a class identity. The orientation program will culminate with the Convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 30, on the Quad.

New Student Move-in

Welcomes and Goodbyes

Students and parents gathered on the Quad for the orientation welcome ceremony, which was hosted by President Alison Byerly, Easton Mayor Sal Panto, and Donna Krivoski, director of parent relations. Following the ceremony, the students said goodbye to their parents before the official start of orientation.

Parents’ Reception at the President’s House

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