NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Approximately 250 first-year (“freshmen”) students from 16 different states, including Arizona, North Carolina, and Texas, arrived on the New Rochelle campus of Monroe College yesterday to begin their college years; upper classmen return today. Student athletes from Monroe College’s various teams were on hand to help families unload cars and bring the new students’ belongings up to their dorm rooms.
Seventy-five or so international students arrived from approximately 25 different countries (including Ireland, China, Venezuela, Bahamas, Norway, St. Marten, Paraguay, Sweden, Brazil, Kenya, and India, among others). Among them are a group of business students from a brand new student exchange program initiated with a university in Belgium. This semester marks the inaugural student exchange between the two colleges.