For the Class of 2024, the first few days of college were unlike those any class has experienced before. Usually, first-year students move in on the Thursday before the start of the fall semester and attend four days of Orientation events. This year, students moved into residence halls over the course of three days, beginning Monday, Aug. 17. Their Orientation was held virtually for the next four days. Their first weeks of college courses will also be held virtually.

The new class of approximately 642 students hails from 39 states and eight countries. Among them are 24 Eagle Scouts and 271 athletic team captains. Fifty-three of them had a family member who previously attended CatholicU.

The most popular majors among the class are nursing, politics, business (exploratory), architecture, and music. Sixty-nine of them are the first member of their family to attend college in the United States.

Below, meet some of the students from the Class of 2024 as they share their interests and plans for the future.