Thursday and Friday, September 6 & 7, marked the start of the new school year at Fordham Prep with a two-day orientation. This includes the newest members of the Prep community, the Class of 2022.
Day one began with introductions and welcomes from the Prep’s president, Rev. Christopher Devron, SJ, and our principal, Dr. Joseph Petriello ‘98, who challenged the classes to become men for others and be open to the ideals of faith, scholarship and service. Afterwards, the freshmen participated in their induction ceremony and received their class pins.
Members of the Counseling Department welcomed them next, and then the freshmen were treated to a presentation on Education in the Ignatian Way from Religious Studies Chair, Mr. Randall Pedro.
While the freshmen were being welcomed, returning students met their mentors, reconnected with classmates and took ID photos.
On their second day of orientation, the freshmen met the Deans and were led on tours of our buildings by upperclassmen. Outdoor and indoor activities and a barbecue followed.
Best of luck to the returning students and especially to the incoming Class of 2022. May your years at the Prep be memorable as you become men for others in the Ignatian tradition.