Saint Peter’s recently celebrated the beginning of the 2023 fall semester and the University was proud to welcome the new members of the community to campus. The new freshman and transfer students come from 22 different countries and the top majors among these students are business administration, biology, criminal justice and psychology.
The primary welcoming committee is the Saint Peter’s Orientation Team, or O-Team. The members of this group are dedicated to providing new students with the guidance and support they need to thrive at Saint Peter’s.
‘I chose to be an O-Team leader because it is an opportunity for me to connect with the incoming students who may want to learn about the community and opportunities the Saint Peter’s has to offer,” said Jamie Troutman ’25
The O-Team spent their summer welcoming the Class of 2027 to campus during Peacock Prep days, which were held in July and August. These events served as a way for new students to acclimate themselves to campus and get to know their fellow classmates.
The Office of Residence Life also hosted new Welcome Weekend Programming, which provided new and returning students with the opportunity to explore all that Saint Peter’s has to offer. Students took the PATH train together to explore Times Square and New York City, they gathered on campus for a tie-dye party and for a bingo game night. The group also took a trip down to Ocean City, N.J. for a Jersey Shore beach day and boardwalk trip.
“It was great seeing so many of our new students come out and have fun with their new friends and the Office of Residence Life professional and student staff,” said Steven Couras, director of residence life at Saint Peter’s. “I’m looking forward to getting to know more of our new amazing students!”