Fall 2022 New Student Orientation — First-Year Students

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We’re excited to welcome you at orientation as you begin your time at St. Kate’s! Over the three days, you will have the opportunity to connect with your TRW classmates and orientation leaders, learn about important University policies and procedures, become familiar with campus resources, and adjust to life as a Katie.

A full schedule will be mailed in early August with complete details about what to expect at orientation. This program will take place in person on our beautiful St. Paul campus and students should plan to be present on campus for all three days of orientation.

If you have questions about attending orientation, please email orientation@stkate.edu.

You will also have access to an online orientation, which is hosted in Brightspace D2L. You can access the online orientation here. You may need to log in with your St. Kate's username and password. Once logged in, please click "Register." You will be brought to a registration form page that will autofill. On this page, please click "Register." The Welcome course will now appear in your course listing.

Orientation Check-In

Orientation check in will take place on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Coeur de Catherine (CdC) student center. All new students should make plans to check in for orientation in order to receive your orientation folder, schedule, and meet the orientation leaders.

If you are moving into the residence halls on Friday, you will check in for orientation at the same time you check in for your residence hall. If you move into your residence hall before Friday, please make sure to come by orientation check-in to get your materials.

New commuter students should plan to come to campus at 10:30 a.m. on Friday to check in and attend the Commuter Information Session in the CdC.

Learn about Academic Expectations

During Orientation, you will meet with your The Reflective Woman instructor and class and begin a conversation that will be a foundation and springboard for your education at St. Kate’s. If you would like to learn more about the history of St. Kate's and the CSJs, feel free to review the readings below prior to Orientation.

Benefits of Participating

Orientation is the best way to learn about the resources available to you as a St. Kate’s student and prepare to start your program. New students appreciate the opportunity to connect with University staff and faculty — it makes it easier to reach out when you need them.

Come prepared with your questions, as this is your chance to make sure you have all of the answers you need to start the semester off right. 

Name: Abagail 

Hometown: Lakeville 

High school:  Lakeville South

Major/Minor: Economics/Public Policy/Women and International Development

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  •  Econ club public relations manager , information center assistant lead

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Yes, Information center assistant lead

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?: 

  • Data Fest 

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Kristene West

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • Writing is my superpower

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • Econ lab 

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • Food and because it's fun to discover the secrets about campus as you're getting a chance to learn and explore. My favorite orientation memory is getting to know the girls in my TRW class. We had so much fun and laughed all the time. 

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • College is hard. If you get a C doing your best, you did your best

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Eeyore

Name: Alyssa  

Hometown: Kenosha, WI

High school:  Indian Trail High School

Major/Minor: sonography 

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Go to most SEEK activities, I'm a member of the sonography club as a member, and I attend multiple NSFO's.

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • I work at the Information Center

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?: 

  • Dew Drop Bop

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • I met Hannah Bladow through orientation, and they have become one of my closest friends at St. Kate's. They have been very supportive of me and I'm so thankful to have them in my life.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I think my superpower is reading minds because I know a lot about other people and can tell what they're thinking and feeling.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • Dew drop pond

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • Playing bingo

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Make sure not to put off your work until the last minute and reach out for help if you need it.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • I relate to Stitch from Lilo and Stitch because although I'm small, I can be fiery and energetic. I can also be kind and try my best to support my friends and family.

Name: Ana  

Hometown: Austell, Georgia 

High school:  South Cobb High School

Major/Minor: English/communication studies

Year: sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Oaks club

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Career development center

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?: 

  • When first years are given plants to care for.

 

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My super power would be the ability to remember everything I have read. I go through books pretty quick and a few months later I wonder what a certain book is even about.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • Dew drop pond

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • I liked the random games that the leaders would have us play to help everyone get comfortable with each other.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Candace from Phineas and Ferb. I can relate to her because she was always so serious and it would take her a while to become fully carefree.

Name: Ashley 

Hometown: Maplewood, MN

High school:  North High School

Major/Minor: Major: Nursing. Minors: Psychology & Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • I am a MIPS Peer Mentor, St. Catherine International Student Organization (SCISO) general member, Student Nurse Association (SNA) general member.

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • I work off campus at CVS Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?: 

  • My favorite tradition is the Dew Drop Bop. It's an end-of-the-year celebration with food trucks, games, and activities! Super fun, especially after finals, to celebrate the end of the year!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • All the people who I am close with now are people from St. Kate's. I have connected with faculty/staff who have guided me through school and my personal life. Outstanding students that are making changes at St. Kate's and in their own communities.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • Teleportation is what I would want to have as a super power. I love traveling would love to transport to other place without the hassle of going to the airport.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • If I am looking for a place to get things done, the library is the place. Doing study groups with friends and classmates is an excellent way to get to know others. If I want to hang out with friends, the Pulse is a great way to sit down with friends and catch up!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • Orientation is a time to get connected with other students. It can be intimidating to start all over in a new place, so orientation gives you that opportunity to meet others!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • One advice I would give is to make sure you make connections with your professors. Don't be scared to ask for help because they are more than willing to help you!

Name: Ayan 

Hometown: Eagan    

High school:  Eagan High School

Major/Minor: Sonography 

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  •  MSA, Just Lead

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Information Center Assistant 

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?: 

  • N/A

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Dean Stanley, she helped me get out of my head and stop overthinking about the future.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • Being able to make people feel comfortable

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • N/A

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • The last day with the different activities 

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • That the plan you think you have will not be what really happens. But the unexpected is not that scary

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • N/A

Name: Ellie 

Hometown: New Richmond, WI

High school: New Richmond High School

Major/Minor: Theology major, Psychology minor

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  •  SEEK - Edutainment Coordinator; Women's Choir; OAKS club

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  •  SEEK - SCA; Threshing Table Farm (off-campus - Star Prairie, WI - summers only); YES North America (off-campus - remote)

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • I love Dew Drop Bop, the big, end-of-the-year celebration with food, music, games, crafts, tattoos, prizes... so many good things!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Becky Arredondo - Becky is a super loving, friendly, and bubbly human being that I met in the Women's Choir! She has a gift for building people up, and has made me feel super loved and cared for. :)

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • Not sure that I have discovered my super power yet...If I could choose to have a super power, it would be to heal people through food like Julieta does in Encanto! 

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • .My favorite place to hang out is Dew Drop Pond!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because you get to meet new people, do fun activities together, and get all set for your first year! My favorite memory was sharing hopes and fears as a TRW class, as this alleviated a lot of my anxiety going into my first year.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Stretch yourself to try out a couple of new clubs and activities! Getting involved helps you to meet new people, make friends, and feel more at home. Also, some great advice I received: if you feel like you're needing a friend, go be a friend for someone else!

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • N/A

Name: Emilia 

Hometown: Quito 

High school: Roseville High School

Major/Minor: Psychology/Theater and Dance

Year: Senior

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  •  Senete, MIPS

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • The O'Shaughnessy Theater and Gallery 

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  •  I love Dew Drop Bop

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • At St. Kate’s I met my current roommate Abbie who has helped me studying for my classes as well as planning my classes before registration. 

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I make up songs in my dreams and when I wake up I am able to remember the melody or sometimes the lyrics too. The songs I dream of are original too as far as I can tell, and they usually have a theme. It’s a pretty useless power because I don’t know much about music. But it’s still cool.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • There is this place in the basement of the chapel where I go to cry during midterms.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I like the event at the chapel with the candles.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • I would like them to know that there are frustrating times in the semester that feel like the worst thing in the world. Although those experiences can feel isolating, you are not alone, and those times don’t last forever.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • I relate to Bibble from Barbie Fairytopia because the incomprehensible sounds that I make sometimes are very Bibble-like. 

Name: Emma M

Hometown: Stillwater, MN

High school: Stillwater Area High School

Major/Minor: Public Health: Public Policy (Pre-OTD)

Year: Sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  •  Exercise is Medicine- On Campus Student Leader, The prevalence of urinary incontinence among female collegiate athletes student researcher, AMP Program Student Researcher, Summer Scholars, Healthcare Exploration and Mentoring Program participant, Citizen Katie

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Yes. I work as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Stillwater.

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  •  Candle Lighting Ceremony 

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Sydney Christenson. She was my first friend at St. Kate’s and is also my roommate. We didn’t know each other before moving into our dorm, but she has ended up being one of my best friends. She has such a positive attitude and serves as a light during my times of struggle. She approaches every person with a smile and has taught me to do the same.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I would say my superpower is being welcoming. I pride myself on making people feel comfortable. I try to create a positive energy and be open and honest with others to help them do the same.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • The chapel! There are stone benches outside the front of the chapel that you can sit on and read or study with a beautiful view of campus.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love how comfortable and prepared orientation makes you feel. My favorite memory was the candle lighting ceremony. 

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Don’t be nervous! Everyone here is unfamiliar with the campus and other students. You are all in the same boat and orientation is designed to make you comfortable on our campus.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • N/A

Name: Emma P

Hometown: Becker

High school: Becker High School

Major/Minor: Nursing 

Year: Sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Info desk worker, Dance team member, WSAAC dance representative, Special Olympics Treasurer.  

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Information Desk Assistant 

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  •  Late night breakfast

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • The former dean of humanities Dean Stanley because she helped me really get immersed in my culture and my roots while learning about things I was passionate about.  

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I see ghosts if that counts? 

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • I like to hang out on the fourth floor of CDC and the best kept secret is the ghosts. 

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I loved meeting so many people 

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Don't be afraid that you aren't going to meet anyone that you click with, sometimes it takes time. 

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Winston from New Girl 

Name: Gina 

Hometown: Westminster, MD

High school: Springdale Preparatory 

Major/Minor: OT, Psychology

Year: Sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • In best buddies club, go to a lot of SEEK meetings and NFSO's

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • St. Kate’s admissions!

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  •  Late night breakfast

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • My TRW teacher Natalie Eschenbaum is my favorite teacher and has taught me to stand up for myself and to be more confident, she is also a really great person!!

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My superpower is my outgoing personality

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • DEF the study spaces in Font. Above the Butler center

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because of all the great friends I made there! The night party was my fav

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Every day is a new day :)

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • I relate most to Kristoff in Frozen because he is caring, optimistic and a leader

Name: Hailey 

Hometown: Gladstone (Portland Metro Area), Oregon

High school: Gladstone High School

Major/Minor: Nursing, minor in Spanish

Year: Sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • I am sort of honors program, co President of OAKS (outdoor active Katie’s for sustainability) 

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Job on campus as information center building coordinator lead

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • My favorite St Kate's tradition is movie on the quad at the beginning of the year!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • N/A

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • If I had a super power I would want it to be flying because I feel like it would be very convenient, plus it’s sustainable!

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • My favorite place to hang out on campus is the picnic tables on the quad or dew drop pond when it’s nice out!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because it’s a great chance to get to know the school and meet new people. My favorite memory of orientation was the patio party where we got to make buttons and pet therapy dogs and eat snacks!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • My advice to incoming students is: transitioning to college can be tough, but you’re not alone, everyone else is experiencing that too. So reach out, make friends, ask for help if you need it, and remember to have fun!

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • I relate to Sleepy (one of the seven dwarfs) because I’m always ready for a nap haha.

Name: Hannah 

Hometown: Circle Pines, MN

High school: Centennial High School

Major/Minor: Women and International Development, MPH, minors Economics and International studies

Year: Senior

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Treasurer Public Health Club, CFEM, Phi Kappa Phi, Honors, Collaborative Research

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Minnesota Department of Health

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • My favorite tradition is the CSJ picnic and any events with the CSJs

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • My first year RA, Anastasia Rousseau, was a great leader who turned into a close friend. 

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I would say my superpower is my intrinsic motivation. I can do anything I set my mind to.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • I like the balcony outside of the Opus(?) conference room on the 4th floor of the CdC

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because it allows everyone to start at the same level and build connections with new people. My favorite memory was going shopping with my orientation group in Highland!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Go to the orientation events! It is easy to want to hang out in your room, but you’ll have the rest of the school year to do that. Now is the time where people start building lifelong friendships. Everyone else is nervous too, so just put yourself out there!

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • I’ve been told I’m like Daria because she’s very sarcastic.

Name: Jamie 

Hometown: LaGrange, IL (Chicago) 

High school: Lyons Township 

Major/Minor: Communications Marketing

Year: Sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Student senate

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • No 

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • Therapy animals in library

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • All of my friends and roommates, they help me get through all the good and bad

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I’m pretty good at public speaking

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • In the library

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I made a lot of friends and helped me not be so homesick, I loved lighting the candles

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Get out of your comfort zone

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Meg from Hercules, she is confident and sure of herself

Name: Julie 

Hometown: Brooklyn Park

High school: Champlin Park High School 

Major/Minor: Social Work, Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity

Year: Senior

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Social Work Club, SHE Pab: Voices of Hmong Voices, Student Senate, MIPS: Peer Mentor Program and the MIPS office community,

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • On-campus: as a student leader/worker in the Center for Women and previously as a America Reads tutor and a Community Leaders with the Community, Work, and Learning. Off-campus: as a nanny/babysitter

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • I love the annual Multicultural night events like the International Night hosted and organized by SCISO and Dia De Los Muertos hosted and organized by LSA.

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Social Work professor and mentor, Laurel Bidwell, is one I could name that has had a great positive impact on my life and at the beginning of my Social Work profession. She was a great professor for all of my 3 courses one semester and now as a mentor as I am almost entering into the field. Dr. Bidwell encourages me and affirms my work and passions.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I think my superpower is my great passionate ability to learn from and listen to all perspectives.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • My favorite spot to hang out on campus would be the Center for Women not just because I work there but it's a great space to be able to study but also have opportunities to have great and active conversations!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • My favorite memory from my orientation and orientation every year are the ice cream trucks!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • My advice to incoming students is to venture out and say hi to someone because that other person is most likely also feeling shy or nervous coming to university/college too, and to also take the opportunity to ask any questions to upperclassmen and lean into their mentorship.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • N/A

Name: KaZong 

Hometown: Forest Lake, MN 

High school: Forest Lake Area High School

Major/Minor: Chemistry: Biochemistry and Critical Studies of Race & Ethnicity

Year: Senior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • SEEK (Team Development), Student Senate (President), SCISO (Board Member), Orientation Leader, & MIPS Peer Mentor Program (Mentor)

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • SEEK (Social Events & Experiences for Katies)

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • My favorite St. Kate's tradition is everyone's annual pictures in front of the blue doors to celebrate the end of the year!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Someone that I've met at St. Kate's that has had a positive impact on my life is my best friend Hannah Lam. We were roommates from our first year of college (and coincidently worked with each other) and I am so blessed to have her in my life. She is such a kind-hearted, warm, and understanding individual who always supports those around her. I've never met someone who compliments me so well and she is most definitely my soulmate!

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I wish that I had the superpower to be in multiple places at once! Just think about it: do you know how many meetings, classes, and naps I could get done at the same time??

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • My favorite place to hang out on campus is the Student Organization Center. Usually, I meet there with my friends or try to get my work done. It's a fun space that is designated for socializing and getting work done!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because everyone is so high energy and there are such positive vibes where everyone is building new relationships and connections with one another. Orientation is a place where people learn more about each other, but most importantly themselves when they are pushed a little out of their comfort zone. I think my favorite memories from orientation are meeting my best friends to this day!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Some advice that I would give to incoming students is to push yourself a little out of your comfort zone and to put yourself out there in the first few weeks of college. Everyone's a little scared to get out of their comfort zone, so initiating even the smallest conversation will make them remember you throughout their time at St. Kate's. Meeting new people in a new environment is a little scary, but it will definitely make you feel more comfortable and help you meet new people outside of your orientation group and classes. Just authentically be you and everyone will love it!!

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • If I had to describe myself in cartoon characters, I would say that I am a mixture of King Julian from Madagascar and Russel from Up! King Julian is vivacious and high energy, and Russel is very optimistic and excited for the future :) I also think Barbie movies and anime had a very big contribution to my character arc, so just for the fun of it, I've got to say Bibble from Barbie Fairytopia or Oikawa from Haikyuu!

Name: Khadija 

Hometown: Liberia 

High school: Muslim Congress School 

Major/Minor: Biology with a concentration in Pre Med.

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • SCISO, PASA, Chemistry, Biology, clubs.

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • On campus

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • African night 

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Ana Pereira, and Alyssa  Solis

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My superpower is my hands. Superpower is something one uses to influence others.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • MIPs, Library, information center, and my dorm

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • Meeting new like-minded people. Getting to know everyone's dreams after college and helping incoming students.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • No one is too big to learn, and it's never late to know anything. Always seek help and put in the effort; complex works pay off.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Genevieve because of her endless fight to do what she loves best and not allow society to determine what she wants.

Name: Kate C

Hometown: Cannon Falls, MN 

High school: Homeschooled 

Major/Minor: Nursing

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • On campus job at post office, PRIDE board member

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • On campus I work at the post office (come visit me and get your packages!), off campus I have been nannying for a wonderful family for the past 1.5 years :)

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • The Activities Fair is really fun because you get to learn about so many cool clubs and events! The Starry Night Ball this past winter was also so so much fun!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • My favorite person that I've met here has definitely been William McDonough, who was the professor for my Christian Ethics last spring. I really loved the entire class but especially the final project we turned in. He's genuinely one of the kindest, warmest people I've ever met.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My practical superpower is that I'm really good at managing my time - I always have way too much to do and somehow it all always gets done! For something more superhuman, I think my superpower would be being able to fly. It would be so fun and convenient for traveling, especially with these gas prices!

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • My favorite place to take a moment and breathe is definitely the chapel. Although I'm not really religious, it's so beautiful and has a really calming energy to it and I like to go and just sit for a couple minutes. One fun fact about St Kate's that I think is absolutely crazy is that there used to be a pool in the basement of Fontbonne!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I think orientation is super fun because it gives new students some time to transition into college life and a chance to learn about what their experience will be like at St Kates, and have fun! It also lets them interact and connect with other incoming freshmen, as well as upperclassmen. I started college during the peak of COVID, so my orientation was completely online :(

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • My biggest piece of advice is something that I know everyone says, but it's literally just to say hello and be open to starting conversations with anyone. There are so many cool people here, and everyone else is going to feel just as nervous about their first week as you do. The friends you make your first week might be your friends for the rest of your life!

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • One cartoon character that I relate to is Candace from Phineas & Ferb. I'm the oldest of 6 kids and while I wasn't usually as much of a tattletale as Candace is, I definitely had to keep an eye on them to make sure they weren't up to anything crazy like building a roller-coaster in our backyard.

Name: Kate Y

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

High school: Math and Science Academy 

Major/Minor: Communications and Political Science/Philosophy and Marketing

Year: Senior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • President of Political Science Club, Bible Study Leader for Cru Student Ministry, Editorial Intern for the Wheel

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • The Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party as a Communications Intern and Dress for Success through the St. Kate's Community Leaders Program as an Intern

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • I like convocation and convocation mass

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Dr. Anne Maloney is my favorite professor. My mom had her when she was at St. Kate's and I enjoyed my required philosophy course with her so much I decided to minor in it. I have taken all of my philosophy courses with her. She is a fierce woman who does not hesitate to defend what she believes while also being inclusive and open minded and taking a vested interest in the lives of students and alumni.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I think my superpower is public speaking, improvisation, and building connections.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • The sonography lab in Whitby is very relaxing to hang out in while being a test patient for your sonography friends. Great view, too.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • My favorite memory from my orientation was all of the orientation group dinners. A lot of people in my orientation group lived on my floor and were in my TRW so I enjoyed getting meals with them at dinner or after class.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • I would tell students that college is a time to prioritize what YOU care about. Do not overexert yourself like I did in high school but join a couple clubs that really cater to your interests and needs. Also, swing dancing is fun and the cheapest thing you can do in Minneapolis with free parking, 9:45pm to 1am every Thursday night for $6 with student ID at the Ukrainian American Center! Great way to meet other college kids and get exercise without going to the clubs.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Jess from New Girl (it is my alias in my roommate's memoir about our college adventures.) I am quirky, I am too nice, I have memorable outfits, I am assertive, I am creative, I am determined, I will organize the people in my life against their will to carry out an initiative, and I have all of the good ideas.

Name: Kuntepi 

Hometown: Cambodia 

High school: Academy of Holy Angels

Major/Minor: Biology 

Year: Senior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • N/A

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Yes, on campus at O'Shag theater

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • Dew Drop Bop

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Dr. Kellie Agrimson is one of my teachers who has been helping me through the rough times in school life. She is very accommodating and flexible with her schedule and will not hesitate to help you with anything. She genuinely cares about you as a student and a person.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I would love to be able to teleport around the globe just because It would be so much easier to get around.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • Student Organization Center is my favorite place to hang out with my friends.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • My favorite memory is the fact that I got to meet my fellow international students that would be with me for the rest of our school years. It was fun going around the campus to find places because we have to take pictures!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • I would really advise students to talk to their academic advisor and settle the 4 year plan. That way they would not have to stress and worry too much about the upcoming year. I wish I had known more about the Pre-Health program and what I needed.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Percy Jackson is a character that I can kind of relate to because he struggles in finding his own identity with his "two lives". He is willing to sacrifice himself for his friends. He is a little bit oblivious from time to time and I can really relate to that.

Name:  Lauren 

Hometown: Madison, WI

High school: LaFollette High School 

Major/Minor: ASL interpreting and English 

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Cantor at chapel, Editor-in-Chief of the Wheel newspaper, usher at O'Shag Theater

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Nanny!

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • I love Late Night Breakfast! It's such a blast and is a welcome break from finals week.

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • I've been so lucky to meet a lot of wonderful people, but Andy Steiner, our Wheel advisor, is so insightful and welcoming!

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My superpower is empathy! I can read a vibe like no one's business. :)

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • I really love putting up my hammock by Dew Drop!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because it's all about connection! I love being able to help first years make friends.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • It's okay to be scared! It's a big change, and there are lots of resources that are here to help with the shift.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Candace from Phineas and Ferb, because I too am a nosy older sister.

Name: Lizzy 

Hometown: East Bethel, MN 

High school: St. Francis High School

Major/Minor: Majors: Sociology and Psychology and minor: English

Year: Senior

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • I'm actually not involved in any activities!

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Since I'm moving off campus this year, I had to let go of my on-campus jobs, but I haven't chosen one yet!

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • My favorite tradition is Dew Drop Bop. It's like a carnival with activities, prizes, and lots of food!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • I have met my two friends Emma and Mari here who have helped me come out of my shell and live a little.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I love the super power of teleportation, so tired of driving!

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • I think my favorite place to hang out is the Dew Drop Pond. I love feeding the ducks!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because I get to meet new people and it's actually a lot of fun! My favorite memory was when we went out to town to eat, it was a great experience!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • The biggest advice I can give incoming students is to remember to relax and enjoy your college years. I wish I had someone to tell me that I'm allowed to chill out and not be so worried about grades.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • I can relate to Chuckie from Rugrats because we both are quite worrywarts and although we get scared easily, we somehow manage to summon up some courage to face our fears.

Name: Louise 

Hometown: Minneapolis 

High school: The Black School 

Major/Minor: Political Science, Economics and Public Policy

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Justice Reads, President Research Assistant

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • On campus research assistant

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • Dew Drop Bop

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Amal Warsame, I met her from the MIPS first step program when I was a senior in high school and we've been friends ever since! She taught me to be strong in myself, and in my faith, and even though she is no longer at St. Kate's, I know she is proud of me.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • Yes! I am really good at meeting people where they are, and connecting with people from different walks of life. I guess that makes me a shapeshifter!!!

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • The best kept secret about St. Kate's is the Econ lab. It's always really quiet, and there are always really cool people hanging out there.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because it starts the school year off with a really positive energy and vibe. I think that setting the tone for the new year really positively is important because it makes the school year environment a lot more fun.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Advice I would give is just to be your most authentic self. If you hang out with people that aren't nourishing you or representative of who you are, you're going to be stuck with them for the rest of your four years.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • I can relate to Princess Tiana the most, because I've always loved cooking and I've always grown up in an environment where hard work is the most important asset.

Name: Madi 

Hometown: Minneapolis 

High school: South High School 

Major/Minor: (pre-)Nursing (I'm also trying to add a psych minor)

Year: Sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Felis Frisbee (President), 3DC, Intramurals

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Yes, Ronald McDonald House Charities

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • Starry night ball

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Madeline - she is probably my best friend on campus and motivated me to do my best even when I was having difficulties throughout the semester. Overall she was a huge help to me and we were and have been a great support system for each other.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My superpower would be organization. A superpower that I would want is the ability to pause time.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • Honors lounge, some places in the CDC that tend to be pretty quiet.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because it introduces you to a group of people who are going through all the same emotions as you. Furthermore, you don't come into your first day of class without knowing anyone.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • I would tell incoming students not to be afraid to reach out. Most people will help you, or will find someone who can help you with whatever challenge you're trying to overcome.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • N/A

Name: Mari 

Hometown: I am originally from Blaine, MN, however I currently live in Cambridge, MN when I'm not at school.

High school: Centennial High School 

Major/Minor: sonography 

Year: Senior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • None at the moment, however I try to attend all seek events :)

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Yes, on campus. I tutor with the America Reads program and have been doing so since my freshman year!

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • Hmmm, if I had to choose one St. Kate's tradition I really enjoy it'd probably be walking by the flags at orientation. It felt really welcoming overall :)

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • My friend Lizzy Oleson. I met her at one of the overnights prior to attending St. Kate's, and she just made me feel really accepted and stuff :)

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I'd say my superpower is caring about others :)

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • Hmmm my favorite place on campus would probably have to be the pulse or dew drop pond. The pulse always has some fun stuff going on and the pond is just really nice and relaxing. The ducks are also really great pals :)

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I loved orientation for many reasons. One main reason was that I got to meet a lot of new people while playing some fun games and just getting to know the campus. It was a really positive experience for me.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • The best advice I can give is just to know things do get easier with time. Although it may seem really intimidating at first, I promise things will be okay :)

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

I'm honestly not sure, but maybe a character in a show that is the youngest in their family? I don't know, to tell the truth.

Name: Naomi 

Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN

High school: Park Center Senior High 

Major/Minor: Double Major in Business Administration and Marketing with a minor in Studio Art: Graphic Design

Year: Junior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • None as of right now 

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Yes on campus; Library Assistant and Publicity Coordinator with Seek in the fall

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • My favorite St Kate's tradition would have to be when it's dressed up during the holidays! The lights make it feel so pretty and it gets you in the holiday spirit

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • My theology professor from Spring Semester Claire Biscoff has had a positive impact on my life through her passion of teaching and her genuine care for students. I looked forward to being in her class every day I had to go!

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I feel like my superpower is my imagination. I often find myself lost in my own thoughts and visions that I am able to come up with and expand.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • I love hanging out in the library so much that I ended up applying for a job! It's super cozy during the winter and a great place to be productive.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • My favorite memory about orientation was the candle lighting ceremony. It's been something that has engraved into my mind and was so breathtaking when it happened. That was the moment I knew St. Kates was the right fit for me.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • One piece of advice I would give is to put yourself out there as soon as you can! Everyone is going through the struggle of class or starting a new job or settling in, but you don't want to wait too long before making friends or socializing. For commuters, I'd attend as many events as you can to meet people! Going home may seem more ideal but in the long run it'll make campus feel less lonely

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • N/A

Name: Samantha 

Hometown: Apple Valley 

High school: Eastview 

Major/Minor: Public Health- Health Services

Year: Sophomore

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Member of Chem Club, Bio Club, and Unified Katies

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • I work on campus as a Summer Events Coordinator, Event Ambassador, and Research Assistant.

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • My favorite tradition is definitely the De-Stress Fests during finals. Therapy animals, crafts, yoga, and ice cream picnics are just a few activities that have been held during it. It is a great way to be with friends and relax during such a stressful time!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Bo Podgorski! I met Bo within my first 30 minutes of ever being on campus on the first day of orientation, and we've been friends ever since. They are one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met. I love them and am so grateful for our friendship :)

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My superpower is organization! Filing papers, color coding, and planning are my guilty pleasures.

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • My favorite place to hang out on campus is anywhere in the art building! Seeing other students' artwork is so impressive.

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because I think it's the best way to start friendships and build your support system here at St. Kate's. It is a great first opportunity to put yourself out there and get involved with your new community, as well as get to know the campus you'll be at for the next 4 years. My favorite memory is walking into Highland for dinner!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • I would tell incoming students to use all your resources here at St. Kate's! Although it sounds like a very obvious piece of advice, I know how intimidating it can be at first to reach out or ask for help. But talking with your advisors, going to your professors' office hours, and making appointments with tutors makes all the difference.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • One character I relate to is Pam from The Office. Pam is a loyal and giving friend who cares a lot about the people around her. Throughout the show, Pam goes from a timid and meek person who allows others to take advantage of her kindness, to finding her voice and passions. This is a journey that I can really relate to.

Name: Sophia 

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

High school: East Ridge High School 

Major/Minor: Exercise and sports science 

Year: Senior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Swim and dive

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Butler center lifeguard and front desk receptionist

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • the lighting of the candles in the chapel

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Molly McMahon - she has been at my side through the good and bad times and has watched me grow as a person. From day one of meeting her, she has always welcomed others with open arms. She is 2 years ahead of me so she has always been someone to look up to.

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • I can blow bubble rings underwater

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • I really like going to the upstairs lounge in Fontbonne. It is usually super quiet so I can relax and get stuff done easier

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because I get to do my part in following the St. Kate's mission of leading and influencing others.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Make sure you know where to park your car or else Public Safety will give you a shiny parking ticket. My teammate never paid her parking tickets and her car got booted lol.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • JJ from outer banks - I'm impulsive just like he is and I am not afraid to get protective when the people I love are in danger.

Name: Stephanie 

Hometown: Blaine

High school: Blaine High School

Major/Minor: Biology Major and Longevity and Aging

Year: Senior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • Student Philanthropy Club

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Yes! I work at the Info Center and TA for my biology class!

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • Having the Candle Ceremony at Orientation for First Years!

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • N/A

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • No! But I would love to fly so I can travel around the world!

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • I usually hangout in Pulse because of the individual booths that they have. I can study and eat at the same time!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I think Orientation gives a great introduction to St. Kate’s. My favorite memory is to take students to Highland to eat because we can see different stores and food around there!

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Have an open mind and be adventurous during your time at St. Kate’s! You will always be learning and having fun. This is another stop before working after St. Kate’s.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

N/A

Name: Sydney 

Hometown: Cambridge, MN 

High school: Cambridge-Isanti High School

Major/Minor: Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting; Minor in Leadership

Year: Sophomore 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • N/A

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • Off Campus- The Capital Grille

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • Candle lighting ceremony for first years

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • Emma McAfee, my first roommate and best friend at St. Kate's. She is extremely motivating and fun

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • If I had a superpower, it would be to not need to sleep but always feel well-rested

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • Individual study rooms on the top floor of CDC!

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • I love orientation because it forces you to meet so many people and get to know campus so you don't feel as overwhelmed. My favorite memory from orientation is sitting by Dew Drop pond with my group and getting to know one another.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Don't feel like you have to have everything figured out now. There are so many resources and people at St. Kate's that are there for you and want to help you figure out your journey.

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • Nemo... I'm honestly not sure why but I just feel a connection to the character

Name: Tomi 

Hometown: Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

High school: Simley High School

Major/Minor: Applied Science in Psychology, Pre Master of Public Health with a concentration in Computer Analytics and Programming

Year: Senior 

What campus activities are you involved in?:

  • I am a part of the Student Senate as an Organizational Affairs Chair

Do you work anywhere on or off-campus?:

  • I have a job off-campus, as a Program Coordinator for Restoration for All Inc.

What is your favorite St. Kate’s tradition?:

  • N/A

Name someone you met at St. Kate’s that has had a positive impact on your life & why?: 

  • N/A

Have you discovered your superpower? If not, what would your superpower be? (what is defined as a superpower is up to your interpretation/imagination): 

  • My superpower is learning. I love learning anything and everything but I also forget things easily so... if I could acquire another superpower, I would like to be Megamind (blue and all)!

Favorite place to hang out on campus? Or best kept secret about St. Kate’s?:

  • My favorite place to hang out on campus is the very back of the library that looks out to the trash or my dorm room

Why do you love orientation? What is your favorite memory from your orientation?:

  • During my orientation, I shared a table with the people that were in my Reflective Woman course.

What advice would you give to incoming students? Is there anything you wish you would have known about?:

  • Be curious! Curiosity killed the cat, not the human (and cats have nine lives so..)! Go out and be happy!

Name a character (cartoon or real) that you can relate to and why?:

  • N/A