About 365 Shenandoah University volunteers helped new students move into main campus residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 24, as part of the university’s annual Move-In Day.
In typical Move-In Day fashion, volunteers swarmed to the aid of the newest group of Hornets, carrying televisions, refrigerators, boxes and other items into first-year students’ rooms. The group of volunteers included SU students (including 223 student-athletes), faculty and staff, and four members of Virginia National Guard also arrived to lend a helping hand.
While it’s too early to confirm the number of new students who will enroll at Shenandoah this fall, SU is expected to welcome approximately 500 first-year students, 200 transfer students and 625 graduate students (including those grad students who began courses this summer). Figures won’t be finalized until a census is taken in October.
Last year, Shenandoah officially had 509 first-year students, 111 transfer students and 517 new grad students enroll for the Fall 2022 semester.
This fall, SU has over 1,200 residential students, a new high for the university. Total enrollment is approximately 4,200 students.
Class of 2026 stats
- There are 26 states represented by first-year students, led by Virginia (53%), Maryland (17.2%) and Pennsylvania (9.6%).
- Of those who disclosed their racial/ethnic background, approximately 27% identified as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color (BIPOC).
- The average high school GPA of the incoming first-year class is 3.65.
New transfer student stats
- There are 15 states represented by new transfer students. Virginia (78.7%) leads the way, followed by Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
- Of those who disclosed their racial/ethnic background, approximately 32% identified as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color (BIPOC).