Theobald Challenges Class of 2019

Temple University will welcome the Class of 2019 at the annual Convocation ceremony, with one new twist: a Presidential selfie.

President Theobald welcomed an approximate 4,000 students on Friday, August 21 to Convocation at the Liacouras Center at 11am and commemorated the moment with a selfie with the new owls that morning.

Along with a group selfie, Theobald led the Owls in taking selfies and posting them to social media using the hashtag #Temple2019. The hashtag goes to show that the freshmen plan to graduate in four years through Fly in Four. 

A barbecue was held at the Bell Tower immediately following Convocation.

Facts about the Incoming Freshmen Class:

  • Over 30,000 students applied… The class of 2019 is made up of approximately 4,700 students.
  • Average GPA of 3.51, up from 2014-15’s average of 3.47
  • Average Math & Reading SAT Score: 1155 (for those who submitted scores)

The Class of 2019 had #Temple2019 trending on Twitter in Philadelphia after Theobald’s challenge. The tweets can be found here.

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