Bryn Mawr Welcomes the Class of 2018

Posted August 28th, 2014 at 3:35 pm.

It’s been one of the mildest summers in recent history but the 90 degree heat returned just in time for move-in day for Bryn Mawr College’s class of 2018.

The 354 member class was selected from a pool of 2,706 applicants. Thirty four states and 29 foreign countries—including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ghana, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Togo, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe—are represented in the class.

In addition to setting up their rooms, the members of the class spent move-in day getting to know each other, their deans, and staff members from a number of offices including Academic Support and Learning Services, Campus Safety, the Health Center, Counseling Services, and Information Services.  Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy and other campus leaders addressed the class and families at a mid-day welcome assembly and they were joined again by Cassidy later in the afternoon at an informal get-together on the lawn in front of Thomas.

“Today represents the culmination of many long hours and much hard work,” Cassidy told the audience at the welcome. “During the last year many of you have been focused on deadlines and getting to the next step. Now comes the reward. Now comes the moment when you leave ‘school’ and take ownership of your adult intellectual life.”

Customs Week continues through the weekend. The 2013-14 academic year begins on Sept. 2. Fall convocation will be held at 4:30 p.m. that day in Goodhart Hall, followed by a picnic on Wyndham Green.

See the below slideshow or this online gallery for a selection of images from Bryn Mawr’s move-in day.

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