This Thursday afternoon, Wagner College welcomed the 423 incoming members of its Class of 2019 at a program on the Sutter Oval lawn under a clear, blue sky. Wagner leaders — including Campus Life Vice President Ruta Shah-Gordon, President Richard Guarasci, Provost Lily McNair, Wagner Plan Dean Patricia Tooker and Student Government Association President Dillon Quinn — addressed the students and their departing families.
Watch the video of Thursday's welcome program:
Also watch this video documenting the excitement of Move-In Day 2015:
Campus Life Vice President Ruta Shah-Gordon laid out a few of the data points defining our new freshman class:
Fifty-seven percent come from outside New York state.
They hail from 28 states — the most from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Florida, Connecticut and California, in descending order.
Twenty-two international freshmen come from 14 different countries: Colombia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Taiwan, Trinidad, Turkey, Spain and Sweden.
The students who traveled the farthest within the United States are five new Seahawks from Hawaii, who flew 4,880 miles to join the Class of 2019.
Globally, the greatest-distance record was scored by a student from Hillcrest, South Africa, who traveled 8,250 miles.
The incoming freshman class is 61 percent female, 39 percent male.
The most popular names among members of the Class of 2019:
- Male — Michael, Nicholas and Matthew
- Female — Victoria, Alexandra and Nicole
Wagner College also welcomes 110 new undergraduate transfer, second-degree and exchange students this year.