Now through the end of July, Montclair State University’s
incoming class of new students – the Class of 2019 – is learning about campus
life, resources and their chosen programs of study at The
Red Hawk 411, the University’s first-year student orientation program.
Beginning this year on June 23 with orientation for Honors
Program students, 15 orientation days are scheduled through July 29 giving first-year
students the opportunity to attend The Red Hawk 411 event of their college,
school or program of choice.
The Class of 2019 is the largest incoming class in Montclair
State history with more than 3,300 students putting down deposits to attend
this fall. According to Jeffrey Indiveri-Gant, director of Undergraduate
Admissions, the University also received more applications than ever before –
11,940 – a 10.7 percent increase over last year.
Size, however, is not the only distinguishing characteristic
of the incoming class. “This incoming class of freshmen is distinct,” says
Indiveri-Gant. “They are more engaged, connected to each other, and ready for
Montclair State than ever. We are excited to see them grow here.”
The first class to be admitted under the new SAT/ACT
optional practice, Indiveri-Gant says the Class of 2019 is more geographically
diverse than ever before with more students coming from South Jersey and
out-of-state. They also seem eager to get started: they put in their deposits
earlier than any class in recent memory and the class Facebook page
already has nearly 2,000 “likes.”
Welcome Class of 2019!