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matriculate (verb) become officially a student at a university.
When someone matriculates they enroll officially as a student at a university. They start their course of study at the university, when they matriculate. From the day they matriculate, they start studying and attending classes in the course they have joined. They officially become the student of the university.
- The day he matriculated was pouring with rain. He had to attend the first class with clothes completely drenched. 'What a beginning!' he thought.
- The president of the university addressed all those who matriculated that day. The course was to begin that day, and she wished all those who enrolled for the course a period of purposeful and successful study at the university.