Classes start Monday at the University of Oregon. The incoming class is expected to include about 5,100 freshmen and transfer students.
Roger Thompson is Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management at the U of O. He says this is the first year all incoming freshman are required to live on campus.
“All of our data indicates that students who live on campus are more likely to be academically successful. They’re more likely to be retained. They’re on a quicker path to graduation. And they just connect better with the University.”
The UO opened its new residence Hall, Kalapuya, for this school year. Thompson says this will be the largest number of students living on campus in the school’s history. He says the incoming class includes students from every county in Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world.