It happens every fall
Campus welcomes students — this year, nearly 32,000

16 August 2001 | Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 27 for most of the 31,525 students expected to enroll.

Anticipated on campus are 8,675 graduate students and 22,850 undergraduates — from the youngest freshman, aged 15, to two new transfers, aged 68 and 69.

Of the 3,775 freshman expected to register, 55 percent are women, making Berkeley’s class of 2005 the most female ever, according to Gregg Thomson, director of the Office of Student Research.

The class will be 40.2 percent Asian American, 29.9 percent white, 10.5 Latino and 3.8 percent African American. There are 80 international students in all.

Preliminary figures indicate that more than 70 percent of new fall students either were not born in the United States or have at least one parent who is foreign born.

New students come from 53 of the state’s 58 counties, with the most freshmen from Los Angeles, Santa Clara and Alameda counties.

Events to open fall semester include the annual CALapalooza residence hall fair, offering an array of information.

The fair takes place at Underhill parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23.


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