Rafael Mosso of Calexico was among about 2,800 new first-year and transfer students at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.
Syracuse's new students are studying from among the more than 200 majors offered. Mosso is majoring in arts and sciences.
Officially chartered in 1870 as a private, co-educational institution of higher education, Syracuse University is a leading student-centered research university. Syracuse's 11 schools and colleges share a common mission: to promote learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and service while embracing the core values of quality, caring, diversity, innovation and service.
The 680-acre campus is home to more than 18,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 90 countries.