In what appears to be an upward trend of college students returning to campus following the two-year pandemic, Chaminade University’s class of incoming students for the Fall Term was the largest the school has received in the past decade.
The university’s Fall 2022 incoming class of 411 students is the largest class of new students Chaminade has recorded in the last 10 years. Instruction for the Fall Term began on August 22.
“We’re very excited to welcome back both our new and returning students in what we hope will be an enjoyable productive school year for everyone,” said Dr. Lynn Babington, Chaminade University president.
A breakdown of our new students show that 55 percent are Hawaii residents; 40 percent are transferring from another school; and the most popular declared majors include Nursing, Business Administration, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Forensic Science. Ninety-three percent of the incoming class also received some form of financial aid.
Prior to the new academic year, over 50 students attended our First-Year Experience Retreat on August 17. Events were also held during the first week of instruction to celebrate the new term, including a welcome back barbeque, movie night at Ward Theatres, an Opportunities Fair showcasing the school’s various student programs and resources, and a social gathering allowing Chaminade faculty, staff and students to mingle and meet one another.
“We encourage our students to take advantage of the multitude of academic and student life programs and services available to help enhance their college experience here,” Babington added.
In addition to its current curriculum, the university is also offering new academic programs this year, including Computer Science (major and minor); Integrated Marketing Communication (major); Sport and Event Management (major and minor), and Entrepreneurship (minor).