Class of 2014 is Largest, Most Academically Talented in Hartwick History

August 31, 2010

Hartwick College will welcome 500 members of the Class of 2014 at 3 p.m. September 3 during Opening Convocation. This year's ceremony will take place in Lambros Arena in the Binder Physical Education Center.

The largest and most academically talented class in Hartwick history, the Class of 2014 includes students from 20 states and five countries with backgrounds in athletics, music, print, robotics, and community service.

Before classes begin on September 7, first-year students will become acquainted with academic life through their First Year Seminars, sign the historic Hartwick Matriculation Ledger, and attend Friday's Opening Convocation-a campus-wide celebration that marks the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.

Students also will spend four days getting to know the Hartwick community. This year's Welcome Weekend includes a barbecue dinner at Pine Lake Environmental Campus, a casino night, the famous annual Ooze Fest mud volleyball tournament, a "drive-in" movie on Frisbee Field, and the Slice of Oneonta Pizza Fest.

Joining the Class of 2014 on Oyaron Hill are 52 transfer students who will begin their Hartwick careers with the fall semester.

Class of 2014 by the numbers

  • Residents of 20 states and five countries (Bahamas, China, England, India and the United Kingdom)
  • 30 percent are in National Honor Society
  • 59 percent participated in community service
  • 78 percent participated in varsity athletics; 27 percent of them served as team captains
  • Many are world travelers, having visited Albania, Aruba, Austria, Australia, Bhutan, Bosnia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Paraguay, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland.
  • Many have taken part in foreign-exchange experiences, having studied in Austria, Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.
  • 5 percent served as student body or class presidents
  • Nine made all-star, all-state, or all-region in musical groups; another dozen performed a lead role or directed a drama production

The Class of 2014 also includes a speed skater, a race car driver, a bagpipe player, a horticulturist, and an expert in robotics.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Jen Moritz
Phone: 607-431-4038