First-year students participate in the first batch of the face-to-face Welcome Walk on Tuesday, Aug. 9. (Photo by Joselle Marie B. Reyes/ The Varsitarian)

A TOTAL of 11,683 freshmen have enrolled in UST for the first term of Academic Year 2022-2023, data from the Office of the Registrar showed.

The total comprised 8,523 college and graduate school freshmen, 2,479 Grade 11 students, 315 Grade 7 students from the Junior High School, 90 Grade 7 students from the Education High School, and six review students.

The total number of students saw a 3.05-percent increase from last year’s 11,335.

The Faculty of Engineering remained the faculty with the most freshmen this year, with 1,189 enrollees.

The Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Arts and Letters followed with 942 and 724 freshmen, respectively.

The University resumed in-person welcome traditions this year after holding them virtually for two consecutive years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The college and graduate school freshmen participated in the face-to-face Welcome Mass, ROARientation and Welcome Walk on Tuesday, while incoming Grade 7 and 11 students had their hybrid “ALAB 2022” on Wednesday.

Separate “homecoming” rites will be held for Batches 2024 and 2025 on Aug. 23.


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