More than 600 incoming students, out of a total class of exceeding 1100, crowded into Beury Hall on August 26 for the College's official Meet the Dean event. Dean Hai-Lung Dai welcomed the students with a quote from Confucius, "a scholar (student) works on the basics; when the basics are set right, the way will naturally appear" and encouraged the new students to build their education from the basics while preparing for their future. The new students then had the opportunity to hear about a number of resources available to them during their time at Temple including career services, student advising, math and science resources, study abroad and student exchange opportunities and participating in research and planning for graduate studies.
Of the 1100 students joining the College this fall, nearly 800 are freshman while more than 300 are transfer students. Biology has the most incoming undergraduate students, with more than 500, while CIS has the second most, with nearly 100