Plymouth State University Kicks-Off 2018-2019 School Year

More than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students begin classes today at Plymouth State University (PSU). The class of 2022 is the first to be fully recruited with PSU’s integrated clusters model, based on an integrated liberal arts education that gives students the ability to think critically and link across multiple disciplines. First-year students moved into on-campus residence halls August 23 and participated in orientation activities this past weekend; returning students arrived on August 26.

“As we begin the new school year, we look forward to continuing our tradition of academic excellence at Plymouth State University. We are pleased to welcome our first-year and transfer students to campus, and we are excited to see thousands of familiar faces returning,” said Donald L. Birx, Ph.D., president, Plymouth State University. “Our faculty and staff are ready to welcome all of our students and challenge them both in and out of the classroom, helping them to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so they can become the tomorrow changers we know they can be.”

PSU welcomed more than 1,350 first-year and transfer students with the start of classes. New students are from 27 states across the country, including Alaska, and five countries, which include Austria, Canada, Cameroon, Mexico and Sweden. With more than 550 new students from the Granite State, Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Laconia are the most represented cities at towns in the class. More than 200 first-year students are undeclared, while more than 90 first-year students have already declared a criminal justice major.

“We saw the excitement and dedication of this incoming class almost a year ago, as students made their decision to join the Plymouth State University family,” said Jason Moran, dean of enrollment management, Plymouth State University. “All first year students will begin their integrated clusters learning by participating in a first-year seminar course that will focus on solving a wicked problem and completing an interdisciplinary project experience.”

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