CNR Welcomes Class of 2017


The College of New Rochelle welcomed the Class of 2017 to campus on Friday, August 30, the first day of Fall Orientation.

Residents got an early start, checking into their halls starting at 8 a.m. "It's been tiring," said Katherin Chuni SAS'17, who came down from Ossining first thing in the morning. "I thought I had a lot of stuff," she said. The Spanish major, who is also pursuing a certification in education, came down with family in two cars. "But my stuff didn't fill up my half of the room."

Chuni is looking forward to being on her own, she said. Any advice from her family? "Be careful, make friends, and stay on task."

Fatima Aziz SAS'15, a psychology major who plans to switch to nursing, was also moving into Brescia Hall for the first time. "I was a commuter student," said the Long Island native, who wanted to find out what living in a dorm was like. "I'm looking forward to interacting with the younger students," said the 27-year-old. "I'm hoping to get to know other students with the same struggles I have and pushing through together to graduate."

Commuter students checked in at Mooney Center for an orientation just for them.

At noon, all incoming students gathered at the chapel for a welcome ceremony and the Wellspring Prayer Ritual. The ritual is an opportunity for parents and students to pray together one last time before the parents left campus.