SFC Kicks Off New Year With Terrier Tuesday Block Party
Remsen Street Closed to Traffic as St. Francis Welcomes New Students
The start of college can be a difficult adjustment for some new freshmen, so at St. Francis College the first day is dedicated to bringing them into the community the best way possible, with a block party. Every year, the day before fall classes start is Terrier Tuesday, a time for new students to meet their classmates, learn about all the clubs and activities they can join, and catch a dose of Terrier Pride.
Today at 4:00pm is the second time the College has closed off Remsen Street on Terrier Tuesday. This mandatory event brings the hundreds of incoming freshman together to play carnival games, enjoy barbecue, and win prizes. (Watch last year's Terrier Tuesday)
Once classes do begin, nursing, biology and other science students will be able to take advantage of a newly renovated floor of academic space with a microbiology lab and classrooms.
The Center for Entrepreneurship continues to grow, welcoming new Director, Eda Sanchez-Persampieri. Eda has more than 20 years of experience in the apparel industry and recently helped judge the semifinal round of the 2016 Junior Achievement of New York Business Plan Competition with St. Francis's Executive in Residence Mary Gelormino.
National publications once again singled out St. Francis for high-quality education and providing a good return on an educational investment. Forbes and Money selected St. Francis College for their annual college rankings; Forbes (America's Top Colleges) for the 9th straight time and Money (Best Colleges) for the 3rd year in a row.
Influential magazine, Washington Monthly, rolled out a new college ranking system that focuses on value for diverse populations and listed St. Francis College 13th best in the Northeast; ahead of hundreds of colleges, including a number of Ivy League schools.
One particular group of students out-performed the entire country in the classroom. The women's basketball team scored the highest combined grade point average (3.712) and was recognized by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association as the top team among all Division I colleges.