The largest class of freshmen in Robert Morris University history will descend on the Moon Township campus Thursday, Aug. 22 for Freshmen Move-In Day.
RMU will welcome the The Class of 2017--936 freshmen who represent 26 states and 19 nations.
The university also will set a record with the number of students living on campus: approximately 2,070 in 14 residence halls, including Yorktown Hall, which has been fully converted from the former Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport.
With 501 students living at Yorktown Hall, the former hotel is now RMU’s largest residence hall.
Robert Morris is also welcoming 190 transfer students. Total enrollment this fall is expected to hit 5,500, including graduate students.
Returning undergraduate students will move in throughout the weekend in anticipation of the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 26.
The fall of 2013 is also significant for Robert Morris because it marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon campus, site of the former Oliver Kaufmann estate.
The campus opened in the fall of 1963 with a single classroom building, a lone administrative building, and three residence halls.