Orientation Core Staff
Emily E., 2013-2014 Undergraduate Orientation ChairActivities At Emerson College: Sister and Sergeant at Arms of Kappa Gamma Chi Sorority; Logistics Officer and Member of Emerson College Quidditch; Former member the Education Team for Kidding Around; Performer in various Student Productions including, Kidding Around, Kappa Gamma Chi’s Take Back the Night, Mini-Musicals; Student Employee at the Fitness Center, Office of the Department of Performing Arts, and for PA Admissions.
Emerson/Boston Favorites: Emerson: Audition season! I love being able to get to know new and returning students I haven’t met as we wait for the nerve-wracking audition to start. Boston: The Esplanade is a new favorite. A great place to relax and talk with friends.
Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! I’ve been three times now and it just keeps getting better.
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience: TRY EVERYTHING. Orientation can be overwhelming and scary, but if you come in with an open mind and give everything a try, you may just surprise yourself.
Your message to transfer students: While you’ve been through this before, you haven’t done it Emerson style! We want you to feel just as home here as we do and as we want the incoming freshman to feel. We have great events targeted to transfer students that will help you meet people going through the same changes you are.
Your message to the families of our new students: We will take care of your new students! They’re Emersonians now and their part of our pride. Make sure they know that you support them (and that you’ll support whatever space they might need).
Random fun fact about me: I watched all 74 episodes of ABC Family’s Greek in two weeks over the summer.
Emily in 3 words: Passionate. Thoughtful. Determined.
Cameron W., 2013 International Pre-Orientation Chair
Activities At Emerson College: Asian Students for Multicultural Awareness (A.S.I.A.) President: WEBN Executive Producer; Emerson Social Dance - Co-founder/instructor: Emerson Quidditch Seeker!
Emerson/Boston Favorites: Esplanade/Hatch Shell, Boston Harbor, Arboretum
Favorite Thing About Orientation: Welcoming new students/move-in. There's nothing quite like it, and Emerson does orientation like no other school. It's just amazing.
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience. Try and do everything! Now's the time to explore, and you might regret not going to an event later. You don't have another chance to experience orientation as a new student... ever!
Your message to transfer students. There are lots of ways you can meet people and get connected to the community. Make it a priority to join a new organization so you can meet new people and make new friends.
Your message to the families of our new students. Emerson is a wonderful community, with some amazing people, and every new student finds something worthwhile at Emerson.
Random fun fact about me. I have 3 passports. American, British and Hong Kong
Cameron in 3 words: Passionate, Creative, Driven
Dennis C., 2013 Parent Orientation Chair
Activities At Emerson College: Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Shakespeare Society, Musical Theatre Society, Quidditch, Students for Education Reform and Zeta Phi Eta.
.Emerson/Boston Favorites: Emerson favorites: sushi at the Max, free movie tickets (either from Student Life or the VMA emails), and the wonderful shows that ArtsEmerson brings to Boston. Boston favorites include the Esplanade, the Commons, Bova’s in the North End and Faneuil Hall.
Favorite Thing About Orientation: Getting to meet new people from all different backgrounds, cultures, and upbringings.
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience. Instead of spending time in your room, participate in Orientation events, explore the campus, meet new friends, and explore Boston! Orientation is the time of the year that is allocated to meeting friends, having fun, and exploring the environment, so take advantage of it!
Your message to transfer students. Welcome to your new home at Emerson College! Being a student at Emerson is awesome. There are always tons of events and activities going on and getting involved is extremely simple. Emersonians of all years are so excited to have you join our family and we are happy to converse and hang out!
Your message to the families of our new students. Your new Emersonians are in one of the best places on Earth. Emerson College is a wonderful environment to grow as a person, to learn as a scholar, and have fun as a socialite. Emerson has wonderful facilitators and teachers that will make your new student safe and happy. Your new student will learn from these fantastic people as well as their magnificent peers.
Random fun fact about me: I make wookie noises! Grawwrraggddfsdf!
Dennis in 3 words: Loving. Laughing. Lion.
Activities At Emerson College: Quidditch, The Emerson Review, The Common Voice
Emerson/Boston Favorites: The North End, the Esplanade, Revere Beach, the MFA, the Common, and Chinatown.
Favorite Thing About Orientation: The wonderful atmosphere -there is so much energy and everyone is eager to make friends.
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience. Go to all the events, they help you to understand Emerson, to make friends, and they’re so much fun. Strike up conversations, everyone is looking for friends during Orientation and the easier way to make friends is to just talk to a bunch of people. Really take time to get to know the campus as well as the city. This is your new home.
Your message to transfer students. Emerson is an amazing community and you will find people who have the same interests you do. Don’t be afraid to join some organizations, they’re a great way to pursue your passions and make some amazing friends.
Your message to the families of our new students. Emerson is an amazing place for your student to be. They will be able to actively pursue their passions in an amazing academic environment. The students at Emerson are very welcoming and your student will find friends who have the same interests as them. Your students are starting a wonderful new journey and Emerson is the perfect place to be.
Random fun fact about me. I once competed in an all women triathlon and it was absolutely fantastic.
Jes in 3 words: Energetic. Positive. Enthusiastic.
Activities At Emerson College: I work for the 32nd Annual EVVY Awards as a Post-Production Supervisor. I also play Quidditch for the Berserkers. I am currently a part of the Zeta Phi Eta Fall 2012 Pledge Class.
Emerson/Boston Favorites: My favorite thing about Emerson is the ability to literally express yourself in every way imaginable and my favorite place in Boston is the Longfellow, aka the Salt and Pepper Bridge.
Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hands down - move in. As tiring as it is, I can't think of anything better then seeing the new students all surprised as they pull up to their buildings. When a new student interacts with orientation from the get go - it is the best feeling an orientation leader can feel!
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience. Go to all of the Orientation Events!!! They are a ton of fun and you will meet some of the coolest people at these events. They are designed especially for you!
Your message to transfer students: There is no orientation like Emerson Orientation. I know most transfer students have gone through orientation at their old school but Emerson brings orientation to a whole new level!
Your message to the families of our new students: Your student is in great hands. The orientation program at Emerson College will make your student feel comfortable in their new environment!
Random fun fact about me: I like to put strawberry jelly on everything!
Jonathon in 3 words: Protective. Imaginative. Bearded.
Activities At Emerson College: Emerson Mane Events, Emerson Cares, and Em Events
Emerson/Boston Favorites: My favorite place in Boston is the Esplanade, it is so much fun to just got out and get away from all of the buildings for a little while!
Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation is the Date Doctor! It's really interesting what he has to say.
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience. Go to as many events as you can! None of the events are exactly the same so you never know what you are going to miss by not going!
Your message to transfer students. Orientation isn't just for Freshmen! All of the events are designed specifically to acclimate all new students to Emerson and Boston.
Your message to the families of our new students. Your new student is at one of the friendliest schools in downtown Boston. We're kind of like a small community inside a city so it is likely they will get to know a lot of people that will become some of their closest friends.
Random fun fact about me. I sang at Carnegie Hall when I was a junior in high school.
Mia in 3 words: Confident, Organized, Kind.
Activities At Emerson College: Editor in Chief, The Emersonian; Staff writer for The Common Voice.
Emerson/Boston Favorites: I love going to Bova's and South Street Diner late at night, going to different farmer's markets on weekends and walking around the different areas from the waterfront to Cambridge.
Favorite Thing About Orientation: I really love Hooray! I think it is the best way to break the ice and it's a lot of fun for new students and Orientation Leaders alike!
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience. Take advantage of all of the different programs and make an effort to attend as many as possible. You'll be able to meet a lot of other new students and, if you go to the events that really interest you, you'll find students who share your interests as well.
Your message to transfer students. Go out to the Org Fair and sign up for a bunch of different clubs. That way you can get yourself to campus as often as possible, and you'll be able to meet a lot of new people, most of whom are upperclassmen like yourselves.
Your message to the families of our new students. Your students are in the most capable hands. We do a lot on campus to make the transition into Emerson as easy as possible and we have a lot of fun doing it. They'll be able to find their place here.
Random fun fact about me: I was slimed by Nickelodeon twice when I was eight.
Rachel in 3 words: Exuberant, Determined, Compassionate
Activities At Emerson College: Emerson Stage, Student Theatre (Emerson Dance Company, Musical Theatre Society), Phi Alpha Tau, Kasteel Well program, Orientation 2012!
Emerson/Boston Favorites: The Paramount atrium - "Ottoman Empire," the Esplanade, the Cutler Majestic Theatre.
Favorite Thing About Orientation: Moving students in!
Your words of advice to a new Emerson student on making the most of their orientation experience. Don't be afraid to show your skills and be yourself!
Your message to transfer students. Welcome to Emerson! We're super excited to have you as a part of our community - please, please come to the Orientation events! They're for all the new students, not just freshmen!
Your message to the families of our new students. Words cannot describe how excited we are to welcome your new student into the Emerson fold. I know it's nerve-wracking, but once we get done moving in all their boxes, we'll be guiding them all around and showing them the ropes. Emerson is a such a creative place that is bursting with passion and energy - it's infectious! If they forget to call or text the first week, they're probably having too much fun at Orientation.
Random fun fact about me. I've seen the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine six times. I think I should've been born in England.
Ryan in 3 words: People and Art
save the dates
Thursday, January 12
Residence Hall Move-in for undergraduate students
Thursday, January 12 - Sunday, January 15
Orientation activities for all students (including commuter/off-campus students)
Tuesday, January 17
Friday, January 20