MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Students at Augsburg College were among those returning to class Monday.

Augsburg welcomed the class of 2020, with staff greeting students as they walked into the chapel for convocation.

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However, the class of 2020 had a special distinction – they are the most diverse class the college has seen, with more than 45 percent of them being students of color.

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As they marched in the chapel students held up flags from 16 different countries, representing all the countries that made up their class.

“For Augsburg, that means that our commitment to diversity, to inclusion and [our] commitment to justice is actually being lived out by the students who come here to be part of our community,” Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow said.

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Classes began Monday for Augsburg students.