Roanoke College welcomes its Class of 2021


Current Roanoke College students helping freshmen move into their dorms.

In June of 2016, a then 17-year-old Haley Gray visited Roanoke College for the first time. Duquesne University, Susquehanna University, Elizabethtown College and Lynchburg College were some other schools she was considering at the time. Something about Roanoke College stood out above the rest.

“I chose Roanoke College because I was accepted into their honors program and received many scholarships,” the Maryland native said. “I just immediately fell in love with the school and the atmosphere that surrounded it. Everyone was so kind and I knew that the school would make a great home.”

Approximately 630 other freshmen also started their Roanoke College journey last weekend. Over a four-day period – August 26 through August 29 – students registered for classes, toured the campus with their parents and met some of their teachers.

The class of 2021 represents 33 states and 20 countries. Everyone’s life journey is different. How Edmund Acevedo ended up at Roanoke College is a story of overcoming many…



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