Jesuit Colleges and Universities Welcome Class of 2026
Our campuses are filled with activity these days, as Jesuit colleges and universities welcome the Class of 2026 to campus! We invite you to click here and scroll through our photo and video galleries, with links to highlights and stories on move-in days and welcome week events at campuses across the country. Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Saint Joseph's University, Rockhurst University, Gonzaga University and the University of San Francisco.

Please note: footage from Santa Clara University and Seattle University will soon be added to this page. Both schools are on the quarter system and will host move-in days later in September.
News from Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Here's what's been happening on our campuses over the past few weeks: Boston College named the founding dean of its new associate degree-granting institution, Messina College; Fairfield University and Seattle University both announced educational partnerships and ventures with schools in India; Gonzaga University co-hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new medical facility, as part of its academic partnership with the University of Washington; the Institute for Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans received a $545K grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; Marquette University launched a new faculty-in-residence program; Saint Joseph's University received a $2.6M gift from the McNulty Foundation to advance STEM programs for women; Santa Clara University received a $3.8M gift from an alumna to support collaborative research between students and faculty; and the University of Detroit Mercy announced plans to host a grand opening and blessing of its new student union.
This fall, students (both undergraduate and graduate) from Jesuit colleges and universities are welcome to apply for the Virtual Internship Program, which is being offered by our friends at The Beijing Center (TBC) in China.

The internship includes opportunities to learn from faculty at TBC, as well as optional Chinese tutoring classes. Click here to learn more and spread the word; applications are due by September 15.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing even more "back to school" news and highlights, as well as upcoming exhibitions at Jesuit museums! As always, please submit any content to Deanna Howes Spiro, AJCU's Vice President of Communications:
Upcoming Conferences & Events Across the Jesuit Network
Our calendar is really filling up this fall! Here's what's happening on campus and online through the end of the month: Also of note: Creighton University's Menard Family Institute for Economic Inquiry will host a number of lectures on campus this fall; click here to learn more.
Finally, on Monday, September 12, all are invited to a webinar sponsored by our friends at the Ukrainian Catholic University on "Recovery of Ukraine: Global Academic Solidarity."

Click here to learn more and register online.
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