The School of Information Studies (iSchool) welcomed the undergraduate Class of 2022 to campus this week, with a full schedule of orientation activities and sessions designed to introduce the first-year and transfer students to life at Syracuse University.

The iSchool’s Class of 2022 is 116 members strong, including 8 transfer students from other institutions. They hail from 13 states and the District of Columbia. 24 students are enrolled in dual-major programs at Syracuse University – 13 are dually enrolled with the iSchool and the Whitman School of Management, and 11 are dual majors with the iSchool and the Newhouse School of Public Communication.

“This year’s entering class has an average GPA of 3.5,” says iSchool Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment Stephanie Worden. “We have athletes, a competitive ice skater, club presidents, entrepreneurs, student leaders, Science Olympiad winners, roboticists, and a number of other impressive accolades that make this class whole.”

An increasing number of the entering class, 47% this year, is female, notes Worden.

As she spoke to students and their families at a breakfast for new students on Friday, Worden outlined the achievements that earned them a place in the Class of 2022 roster. “You have all worked very hard to be here – countless hours of studying, homework, and preparation have brought you here, and you all deserve it.”

Programming for first-year students will continue through the weekend, and the first day of classes for all students is Monday, August 27.

• View photos from the Class of 2022 Family Breakfast