IC to welcome large incoming class
Illinois College is expected to have its largest first year class in history.
Illinois College has an international reputation for inspiring student achievement and empowering students to make a difference in the world. This is reflected in our record-breaking numbers.
Move-in day will be on Thursday for IC students.
At IC, check-in will start at 9 a.m. at Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center. Students will meet their Welcome Weeks Connections Groups at 5 p.m. and the hypnotist Nadeen Manuel will perform at 8:15 p.m. Students will have required sessions on Friday and Saturday as well as attend their first freshman seminar on Friday. Sunday will have the 26th annual Service Blitz from 1:30 to 5 p.m. where new IC students will spend the afternoon doing community service work with a variety of community partners. IC will have its opening ceremony on Monday at 4 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel, and the first day of classes will be Tuesday.
IC is currently projecting that it will welcome 370 new students, about 50 transfers and 320 first-years, according to Stephanie Chipman, VP of external relations at IC. Last year, IC got 335 new students. This year will have IC’s largest first-year class if the projections are maintained. This will also be one of, if not the, largest total student body that IC has ever had. Current projections are for 1,040 students which would top the past highs of 1,030 in 2003 and 2004.
Chipman said that IC expects more honors students and more students from Chicago and St. Louis. More students who were supported with Jacksonville’s Promise Scholarship are also expected to enroll than in prior years.
“Illinois College has an international reputation for inspiring student achievement and empowering students to make a difference in the world,” Chipman said, ” This is reflected in our record-breaking numbers.”
A full schedule of Welcome Week events is available at www.ic.edu/welcomeweek/schedule.