GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 30, 2019) – BJU kicks off its 93rd academic year Monday, Sept. 2, during the annual opening exercises at 7 p.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.
“We eagerly anticipate the gathering of our University family at the start of a new academic year. Our faculty, staff and students have been serving around the world this summer, and we look forward to reconnecting with our students and welcoming the incoming freshman class,” says BJU President Steve Pettit.
The freshman class is comprised of over 700 first-year students. New students hail from over 25 countries and territories and 46 states. After South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, and Michigan round out the top five home states. The majority of new international students are from China.
Largely focused on celebrating the incoming Class of 2023, opening exercises include a procession of the freshman at the beginning of the event, as well as practical advice and encouragement from the president, faculty members and student leaders. The event will be webcast live at 7 p.m.
BJU is a regionally accredited, biblically faithful Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of challenging and rewarding academic programs, discipleship, and character and leadership development. BJU is committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.
BJU provides over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, and business. BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries.