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By Michael Henrich

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 20, 2014) -- The University of Indianapolis welcomes its record-setting freshman class to campus Wednesday morning.

UIndy's freshman class has 930 students, a 16-percent increase, according to the university.  Seventeen different countries are represented by the freshman student body.

More than 400 faculty, staff and student volunteers will welcome the new Greyhounds to campus.

"The biggest thing that I always say to students is 'Be yourself,'" said UIndy's Dean of Students Kory Vitangeli.  "You have really the opportunity as a new student to reinvent yourself [and] to get involved in as much as you can.  There are so many opportunities to be involved on campus, so just jump right in."

A scavenger hunt is planned to help students get familiar with downtown Indianapolis and the nearby Target will open exclusively to UIndy students from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

"We’re so excited about this new term," Vitangeli said.  "It’s a great freshman class coming in."

UIndy has already enjoyed a big year.  Earlier this summer, the school announced the creation of a new health facility on campus.