Pioneer Class Joins the College

Published on 13 August 2014

Like bees to honey, large groups of yellow-clad students, faculty and staff enthusiastically welcomed each car pulling into St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Wednesday, Aug. 13­—Move-in Day for the freshman class of 2021. Freshman Jordyn Norde’s car was quickly engulfed by a group who dubbed themselves the A-Team.

In less than a minute, the A-Team quickly unloaded everything in the car and then headed to Jordyn’s new home in Residence Hall. After delivering Jordyn’s belongings, the group posed for a photo and then left to help another waiting freshman.  

Move-in Day has been a long-standing tradition to welcome the new class of students to the College. President John A. Pieper personally greets each car pulling into the garage, and many others on campus volunteer their time to help move in belongings, meet students, and make family members feel welcome.

The Class of 2021 is arriving on campus at a historic time. The College is celebrating its sesquicentennial, marking 150 years of educating pharmacy innovators. The class will also be the first to experience a curriculum featuring an innovative teaching model that integrates coursework across subject areas. After three pre-professional years and one professional year in the program, students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree that recognizes their strong preparation in math and science as well as a well-rounded education in the liberal arts. Students will earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree after graduating from the four-year professional program.

Jordyn and more than 200 other members of her class will be busy over the next few days learning more about the upcoming school year. Classes will begin on Monday, Aug 18.

A gallery of photos from the day is on the College's Flickr page.

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