Second-largest freshman class moves in to Whitworth University

A near-record number of students make up the freshman class this year at Whitworth University. Some of them moved into dorms Saturday morning.

The university said this is the second-largest freshman class with almost 700 students.

Beck Taylor, the university’s president, said the class of 2023 is also the most diverse, with the highest percentage of first generation college students and the largest number of international students in the university’s history.

“There’s nothing more exciting than seeing students pursue their educational interests, their goals, follow their career goals. This is going to be a great opportunity for our students to learn more about themselves and the world around them,” Taylor said.

A family full of Whitworth alums helped Luke Miller move in this morning. He has heard all about the school from his parents and siblings, and cannot wait to create his own memories.

“I grew up on stories with hearing my parents when they went to Whitworth and it was a really good experiencing hearing those, and then with my siblings, my older siblings, hearing their stories,” Miller said. “It’ll be good to pass some more stories onto my little brother”

The school year starts Wednesday, Sept. 4. From now until then, students can get to know the campus with daily activities.

Meet the Miller family. Luke (in the white hat) is moving in today – following the footsteps of his parents and other siblings in attending the school. #4NewsNow

— Elenee Dao KXLY (@Elenee_Dao) August 31, 2019