Orientation Leaders

Adrianna L.

Adrianna L.

OL in 3 words:

Goofy, Compassionate, Pleasant

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Hopkinton, MA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Channel show "Common Agenda"

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Getting to know new people. I had spoken to and started getting to know a few other new students by chatting with them through the Facebook group or by text message. However, getting to actually meet people was really great and exciting.

Alexa L.

Alexa (Lexi) L.

OL in 3 words:

Vivacious, Genuine, Sunny

Major: Musical Theatre

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Poetry Project, Emerson Dance Company, Musical Theatre Society

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite things about orientation were Hooray! and The Date Doctor. Hooray opened so many doors to friendship and broke everyone out of their shell simultaneously. I met so many people that day and shared such a fun bonding experience that I otherwise would not have had from just wandering through the Residence Halls. The Date Doctor was also a lot of fun. The Date Doctor opened up the playful nature of college, dating, and relationships, making it less nerve wracking and more of a naturally fun part of coming to college.

Alexander S

Alexander (Alex) S.

OL in 3 words:

Eager, Artistic, Extrovert

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Longwood, FL

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Dance Company, Emerson Urban Dance Theatre, Performing Cultures Floor, Emerson Channel

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved the Intro Show but I also really enjoyed Hooray! and the evening event with the Date Doctor!

Alexis B.

OL in 3 words:

Determined, Kind, Honest

Major: Writing for Television and Film

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Marietta, GA

Activities at Emerson: EBONI, Spoken Word Poetry, Swing Dancing, Emerson Christian Fellowship, Emerson Independent Video

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! and The Date Doctor

Alicia B

Alicia B.

OL in 3 words:

Ambitious, Short, Kind

Major: Theatre Studies

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Merrimac, MA

Activities at Emerson: Rareworks Theatre Company - Dramaturg, The Baltimore Waltz

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Meeting everyone and viewing the silliness!

Alicia C.

Alicia C.

OL in 3 words:

Zany Ambitious Mangoes

Major: Television Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Columbia, MD

Activities at Emerson: Kappa Gamma Chi Sorority, The EVVY Awards, Kidding Around, Emerson Independent Video, Emerson Channel, Communications Politics and Law Association, Pre Law Society, Achoired Taste A Cappella, Emerson Dance Company

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Meeting people! I loved being exposed to so many people so early at Emerson! You never have to be afraid of not meeting new people; Orientation helps you do that!

Allen O

Allen (Carter) O.

OL in 3 words:

How many? Wait!

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Bernardsville, NJ

Activities at Emerson: EmComm, Quidditch, Orientation

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Cheering for new students when they are coming in to an Orientation Event

Amanda B

Amanda B.

OL in 3 words:

Sarcastic, Loyal, Empathetic

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Medford, MA

Activities at Emerson: Treasurer of This Is Pathetic, Writer for the 33rd Annual EVVYs Banquet, Emerson Channel writer for Closing Time Live, Secretary of Emertainment Monthly, host and head writer of Emertainment Monlthy’s vlog, and teleprompter operator for Good Morning Emerson, Emerson in Motion and the 32nd Annual EVVY Awards.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about my orientation was pulling up to the Little Building on the first day and seeing all of the Orientation Leaders dancing. I felt like I had just arrived home. I also loved Hooray!, the Intro Show, and the Date Doctor. As an Orientation Leader, I love being able to see Emerson through the eyes of the new students.

Amanda D.

Amanda D.

OL in 3 words:

Unpredictable, Bubbly, Determined

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Scarborough, ME

Activities at Emerson: Jumpstart, Achoired Taste, Emerson Dance Company, Emertainment Monthly, Isis Magazine

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray!

Amanda K

Amanda K.

OL in 3 words:

Tall, Friendly, Ready

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Sicklerville, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Hall Council, Residence Hall Association, various student-run film and theatre projects

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! and getting to spend a week doing nothing but meeting new people.

Amanda T.

Amanda T.

OL in 3 words:

Spunky, Ambitious, Happy

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Northborough, MA

Activities at Emerson: EmComm, Emerson Mane Events, Public Relations Student Society of America, Emerson Sports Network, American Marketing Association, Emerson Channel Sports

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Dating Doctor! The show sets a great tone and gives awesome advice for relationships in college. It also is a really fun and humorous way to create a healthy way of thinking and creating a conversation about dating and sex.

Amber H.Amber H.

OL in 3 words:

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Activities at Emerson: Tour guide at Visitor Center

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved Hooray! It was AWESOME!

Andrea P. Andrea P.

OL in 3 words:

Hard-working, Ambitious, Outgoing

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Nicosia, Cyprus

Activities at Emerson:

Orientation, Emerson Poetry Project, Isis Magazine, Words Apart Magazine

Favorite Thing About Orientation: It's hard to only list one favorite thing about Orientation! Though, Hooray! is unquestionably a favorite of mine, as well as going to the Date Doctor and activities that involve getting to know my Orientees.

Andy P. Andy P.

OL in 3 words:

Artistic, Responsible, Open-minded

Major: Communication Studies

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Boston, MA

Activities at Emerson: Acapellics Anonymous

Favorite Thing About Orientation: There’s something to do and we all established a sense of community with each other with each fun event. It was a great way to meet people and feel involved right away.

Anna D.Anna D.

OL in 3 words:

Sweet, Loyal, Comforting

Major: Sound Design/Audio Post-Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Channel, Honors Program

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! was the greatest day of my Orientation Week. I went with my suitemates and walked out with new friends, dancing to Cupid Shuffle. I played games with future classmates. One of my best friends this year was originally from my “Family.”

Anne (Annie) B.Anne (Annie) B.

OL in 3 words:

Golden retriever puppy

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Activities at Emerson: WECB, Wax on Felt Records

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Jaclyn Friedman’s presentation about consent, it was informative but also hilarious! I also loved the OL dance.

April N. April N.

OL in 3 words:

Crazy in love

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Davenport, IA

Activities at Emerson: Journalism Senator of Student Government Association, Professional Liaison of Society of Professional Journalists, Environmental Reporter for WEBN, Camera Operator for “Common Agenda”, Shooter for “Good Morning Emerson”, Earth Emerson, Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I enjoyed the getting-to-know-you activities, the 'Date Doctor', and the interactive programs. I got to meet people right off the bat, because Orientation Leaders were really good at making us feel comfortable in the new environment.

Ashley K.Ashley K.

OL in 3 words:

Enthusiastic, passionate, loyal

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Hampton Falls, NH

Activities at Emerson: National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, Jumpstart, Volunteer at Thayer Lindsley Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Eco Rep for the Paramount Building

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Intro Show!

Audrey S.Audrey S.

OL in 3 words:

Resilient, passionate, ridiculous

Major: Theatre Studies: Directing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Westford, MA

Activities at Emerson: RareWorks Theatre Company, Artists Striving to End Poverty

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Dancing everywhere!

Austin G.Austin G.

OL in 3 words:

Lively, Passionate, Easy-going.

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Andover, CT

Activities at Emerson: Residence Hall Council, National Broadcasting Society, Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray!

Austin MAustin M.

OL in 3 words:

Fun, fresh, fantastic

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: York, PA

Activities at Emerson: A Prom to Remember, EmComm, Quidditch, Zeta Phi Eta, Colonial Hall Council

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! was by far my favorite thing about Orientation. I still run into and keep in contact with people who were in my “family”. Overall, it was just a really great way to get to know other new students and Orientation Leaders

ShebaBathsheba (Sheba) W.

OL in 3 words:

Goofy, Caring, Sassy

Major: Theatre Education: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Dorchester, MA

Activities at Emerson: Emertainment Monthly, Anime@Emerson, EAGLE, Student Government Association, Emerson PRIDE, House Usher for ArtsEmerson

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The dancing and the people. Mostly the people. But also the dancing.

Belinda Belinda H.

OL in 3 words:

Smile, it helps.

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Chatham, NJ and Sydney, Australia

Activities at Emerson: Blogger with Undergraduate Students for Publishing, Little Building Hall Council, Writer for Emertainment Monthly, ASIA, volunteer at Big Buddies.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Orientation Leaders’ excitement was so infectious that I enjoyed myself almost immediately. It made me realize that I had chosen the right place for me, a place where the students can't help but love their school.

BenjaminBenjamin G.

OL in 3 words:

Stay weird, yo

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Milton, VT

Activities at Emerson: JumpStart, Undergrads for Publishing, EmComm, Little Building Hall Council, Emertainment Monthly

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation is making new connections. There are a lot of really exciting activities going on, but at the end of the day, Orientation let me meet a lot of people, and proved just how welcoming this community is.

Bonnie A.Bonnie A.

OL in 3 words:

Awkward but caring.

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Framingham, MA

Activities at Emerson: Mercutio Troupe

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved meeting new people and having time to adjust to my new life at Emerson.

BradBradley (Brad) C.

OL in 3 words:

Driven, Analytical, Well-coiffed.

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Activities at Emerson: SPEC

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! is the greatest thing ever and everyone will still be talking about it 4 years later. Such a quintessential part of the Emerson Orientation experience.

Brianna A.Brianna A.

OL in 3 words:

I am Beyoncé

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: North Attleboro, MA

Activities at Emerson: Artistic Assistant at the Lyric Stage Company, Style Writer for Atlas Magazine, Fashion Society, Style Wars, Emerson Independent Video, EVVYs, Your Magazine, Isis Magazine, Stork Magazine, Emerson's Next Top Model

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite part of Orientation was Hooray! People still talk about it and I still say hi to people who were in my family. It was a great way to become familiar with people's faces and have them start to recognize mine. It definitely fosters a sense of community and I will definitely encourage new students to give it a go.

Bridget W.Bridget W.

OL in 3 words:

Enthusiastic, Happy, Princess

Major: Communication Studies

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Scituate, MA

Activities at Emerson: General Board Member of Emerson Dance Company, On-Air Host for 88.9 WERS

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! I had a really awesome time at Hooray, and, one of the people I met during that event has become one of my best friends here at Emerson: we are now roommates and went to Kasteel Well together! Also, the Intro Show is just the best getting to show my love for Emerson is something I DEFINITELY look forward to!

BritniBritni B.

OL in 3 words:

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Activities at Emerson: Style Editor for Atlas Magazine, Writer and Marketing team for Atlas Magazine, Kidding Around, Alpha Epsilon Phi

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The energy and the tutus. Also so much glitter and dancing constantly. Who doesn't love a good dance number?

ZoeCameron (Zoe) C.

OL in 3 words:

Inspired, driven, ginger

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Westborough, MA

Activities at Emerson: Kidding Around’s “The Little Mermaid”, Musical Theatre Society’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Welcome to Berlin,” Emerson Dance Company

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation was the Intro Show Seeing everyone onstage at the Majestic was, for lack of a better word, majestic. It may sound silly, but the spirit and love for Emerson really filled the room, and it made me feel so excited to be in a place where that kind of spirit exists.

Camila Z.Camila Z.

OL in 3 words:

Passionate, Creative, Strong

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Activities at Emerson: WERS.ORG - Writer WECB News - Reporter WECB - 'The Friendzone' - DJ Emerson Channel - 'Speechless' - Debater Emerson Channel - 'Emerson Channel Sports' - Producer Your Mag TV - Correspondent EIV News at 6 - Writer

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved meeting my Orientation Leaders, playing ice breaker games, and interacting with new people who ended up becoming good friends.

Camra G.Camra G.

OL in 3 words:

Friendly, Intriguing, Passionate

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Brewster, MA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Peace & Social Justice, Active Minds, Fashion Society, Reel Reactions on The Emerson Channel, The EVVY's, Kidding Around

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about orientation is Hooray! I met so many people when I went and it was really nice to be able to recognize them around campus.

Capri D.Capri D.

OL in 3 words:

Outspoken, Enthusiastic, Pugs

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Madison, CT

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Emerson Feminists, Earth Emerson, Student Conduct Board, Residence Hall Association

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Being able to meet so many new people and cheering for the new students when they arrive!

Carl L.

Carl L.

OL in 3 words:

Loyal, Curious, Honest

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Georgia, VT

Activities at Emerson: Book Publishing Club, Berkeley Beacon, Wax on Felt Records, Little Building Hall Council, Emerson Leadership Academy, STAR Floor.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite part of Orientation was Hooray! My Orientation Leaders also helped us explore the city which really made me feel at home in Boston.

Carly C.

Carly C.

OL in 3 words:

Caring, fun, hilarious

Major: Film and Advertising

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Canandaigua, NY

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Copy editor for the Emersonian, Sweettooth Animation club, Editor for “College Kitchen” on the Emerson Channel.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about orientation itself is Intro Show. Not only is it fun to participate in, it's amazing to watch and shows how talented and fun-loving Emerson students are.

Carly K.Carly K.

OL in 3 words:

Creative, driven, quirky

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Comedy Workshop, "Student Profile" for Emerson Channel, Photographer for EmMagazine, Photographer for Atlas Magazine, Assistant Director for "The Trophy Case" an Emerson Channel Pilot, Frames Per Second, Developed Images, Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Boston Experience scavenger hunt through the city was great. I made a lot of friends and loved getting to explore Boston.

Carrie S.Caroline (Carrie) S.

strong>OL in 3 words:

Intelligently giddy daydreamer.

Major:Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

strong>Hometown: Frederick, MD

Activities at Emerson: Mercutio Troupe, Shakespeare Society, Kidding Around, Costume crew for Emerson Stage’s “Big Love”

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Date Doctor!

Cary S.Cary S.

OL in 3 words:

Weird but fun

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I love the people and sense of community

Catherine C.Catherine C.

OL in 3 words:

Curious, Comedy, Coffee

Major:Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Activities at Emerson:: Writer on Emerson Channel’s “Closing Time Live”, Segment Producer on “Breaking News”, Stylist for Fashion Society, Art Director of Paranoia Playhouse on Emerson Independent Video, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Costumes for The EVVYs.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Intro Show on the Cutler Majestic stage. The effort they all put into their outfits to make them ridiculous, and work on their dance moves makes the whole show fun.

Chelsea Chelsea E.

OL in 3 words:

Layered, glittery, sensitive

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Guilford, CT

Activities at Emerson: I am highly involved in student theater here. There are so many opportunities regardless of your Major:and it is a great way to get experience and apply new techniques outside of the classroom environment. It also is a great way to meet new people.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The awesome amounts of dancing, glitter and “EmerPride”

Connor S.Connor S.

OL in 3 words:

Caring, Loving, Fun

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year 2nd Year

Hometown: LA

Activities at Emerson:: Quidditch, Emerson Sports Network, Tabletop Gaming, Frames Per Second, Zeta Phi Eta

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about orientation is Hooray! I think that it gives new students a chance to meet more people because you are constantly moving around introducing yourself. It sets up a fun medium for getting to know people and keeps the activeness and fun going throughout the day.

Conor J.Conor J.

OL in 3 words:

Accepting, Loving, Passionate

Major: Communication Studies

Year of Graduation:: 2016

OL Year:: 2nd Year

Hometown: Greenville, PA

Activities at Emerson:: Emerson Sports Network, Emerson Men’s Lacrosse Team

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I love seeing the faces of new students as we welcome them when they arrive.

Courtney M.Courtney M.

OL in 3 words:

Optimistic, Passionate, Driven

Major:Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Bayonne, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Soccer, Digital Cultures, Your Magazine, Atlas Magazine, Emerson Students for Publishing, Kappa Gamma Chi

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about orientation was feeling like I belonged here. I first felt this way at Hooray! and it was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences I've had. I still see people I met and we get excited because we were in the same "family". The Orientation Leaders genuinely cared about what I had to say and seemed just as excited to be running around, doing silly things as I was.

Daniel B.Daniel B.

OL in 3 words:

Loud, Driven, Eager

Major:Theater Studies: Acting and Directing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Medford, MA

Activities at Emerson: Host of All Acapella on WERS, Co- Founder and Member of Achoired Taste, ArtsEmerson Usher, Director for Kidding Around

Favorite Thing About Orientation Meeting new people. I made so many great friends this past year at Orientation. I am still friends with a lot of them, and I also love the Date Doctor.

Dan GDaniel (Dan) G.

OL in 3 words:

All the above

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Derbyn and the Drakefish Comedy Troupe, Student Government Association, Quidditch, Hyena Comedy, WECB, The Emerson Channel, Emertainment Monthly

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Date Doctor was my favorite Orientation event. Overall, I liked Orientation for the attitude and positivity that people brought to the experience. New students and Orientation Leaders were generally outgoing and wanted to talk and connect with each other.

Dan H.Daniel (Dan) H.

OL in 3 words:

Nuttier than fruitcake

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation 2015

OL Year: 3rd Year

Hometown Agoura Hills, CA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Channel, Orientation, Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I like how many activities the Orientation program has to offer, from the moment a student wakes up to the moment they go to bed. Plus, how even as an Orientation Leader it's a great way to meet new people and make long-lasting friendships.

David C.David C.

OL in 3 words:

Kind, friendly, funny

Major:Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown Maplewood, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Emerson Poetry Project, and Derbyn and the Drakefish

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved Hooray, because it happened at a time during Orientation when I was worried that I hadn't made enough friends yet and that I wasn't going to be able to. By leading me to interact with so many people in my class, Hooray! showed me that there were tons of people at Emerson I would still want to meet and gave me hope that I would be able to find great people to hang out with.

Devon M.Devon M.

OL in 3 words:

Pragmatic, Spirited, Supportive

Major:Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown Park City, UT

Activities at Emerson I have had a hand in many film projects here in various positions ranging every department. I also very much like theatre and have had the fortune of not only attending many productions here, but also performing as Irwin in the SAE production of "The History Boys."

Favorite Things About Orientation: I really enjoyed the Intro Show. The energy and spirit was awesome! Not only was it a fun show, but afterwards, it felt like I was finally ready for the years ahead at Emerson.

Eddie H.Edward (Eddie) H.

OL in 3 words:

Driven, Funny, Excited

Major:Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown Syracuse, NY

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Independent Video, Emerson Channel, National Broadcasting Society

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray! It's an experience you can't really forget and are unlikely to ever have again.

Elise RElise R.

OL in 3 words:

Confident, Optimistic, Hilarious

Major: Directing for Film

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown State College, PA

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Emerson Channel, Emerson Channel Sports

Favorite Things About Orientation: The dancing!

Sierra

Elizabeth (Sierra) S.

OL in 3 words:

Energetic, Sassy, Sriracha

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Dance Company, Spirit Squad

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation is the moving in of the new students. I will never forget pulling up to the Paramount and seeing all the Orientation Leaders and I will never forget being on the other side as an OL for the first time, welcoming all the new students to a school that I love so much.

Liz C.

Elizabith (Liz) C.

OL in 3 words:

Creative, inventive, friendly

Major:Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown Schertz, TX

Activities at Emerson: Student Government Association, Emerson Dance Company, Beat Dynamics

Favorite Things About Orientation: Meeting all of the new students!

Ellen R.Ellen R.

OL in 3 words:

Resilient, Warm, Responsible

Major:Communication Sciences and Disorders

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown Roosevelt, NJ

Activities at Emerson Musical Theater Society, Jumpstart, Emerson Dance Company, Kidding Around

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray! and The Date Doctor

Emily CEmily C

OL in 3 words:

Happy, Eager, Organized

Major: Stage and Production Management

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown Putney, VT

Activities at Emerson: The EVVY Awards, Emerson Stage, EmStage office worker

Favorite Things About Orientation: Definitely the Date Doctor and Hooray!

Emily F.Emily F.

OL in 3 words:

Friendly, Organized, Committed

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Mane Events

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation is the energy; the love for Emerson and the community we share is the best!

Emily S.Emily S.

OL in 3 words:

Determined, confident, helpful

Major: Directing Narrative Fiction

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Merritt Island, FL

Activities at Emerson Executive Assistant for Student Government Association, Assistant to the EVVYs Production Coordinator, Cabaret Sound and Light Technician

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation was all of the time we got! Instead of squeezing everything into a day, Emerson makes sure to spread everything out across the week. You get so many chances to meet people and learn about all of the opportunities on campus, and that just doesn't happen at other schools.

Emily W.Emily W.;

OL in 3 words:

Confident, Dedicated, Vivacious

Major:Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown Chicago Heights, IL

Activities at Emerson: Vice President of the Class of 2015 Executive Council, Vice President of National Broadcasting Society, Zeta Phi Eta, facilitator for Freshman Class Council, various student films

Favorite Things About Orientation: It is really difficult for me to choose a single favorite aspect of Orientation, but if I had to select one it would most likely be Hooray! I enjoy the energy that is created during this event and having to interact with countless new people in silly and exciting ways.

Emma Emma F.

OL in 3 words:

Extroverted, Empathetic, Genuine

Major: Political Communications

Year of Graduation:: 2016

OL Year 2nd Year

Hometown: Burlington, VT

Activities at Emerson: Residence Hall Association, Hall Council, Emerson Democrats, Emerson Channel, Quidditch, Little Building tour guide, Equipment Distribution Center

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray! was definitely the most fun thing I did as a new student at Orientation. It felt so cool to realize I was in the same room with all of my new classmates. I met so many people, made some of my closest friends, and had a huge collective bonding experience with hundreds of other people, all at Hooray!

Emma G-HEmma G-H.

OL in 3 words:

Engaging, Entertaining, Empathetic

Major: Political Communications

Year of Graduation:: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Activities at Emerson:: SOuL, SAMBA, Emerson Dance Company, Freshman Class Council, Emerson Peace and Social Justice

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation was getting to meet everyone so quickly. When I think back to that experience, it blows my mind to think about how many people I met that week, and how many of them I'm still friends with.

Erin C.Erin C.

OL in 3 words:

Friendly, Dedicated, Collected

Major:Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year:: 2nd Year

Hometown: Holyoke, MA

Activities at Emerson: Atlas Magazine, Your Magazine, WECB News, Writer and reporter for WEBN's “Medical Matters”

Favorite Things About Orientation: One of my favorite things about Orientation was definitely the Orientation Dance. It was a great way to wrap up Orientation with everybody, let loose, and learn to feel comfortable with everyone else. The friendships I started to make during orientation became even stronger. Plus, dancing to loud music is always a blast. As an Orientation Leader, my favorite part of Orientation was meeting my Orientees for the first time!

Ernest L.Ernest L.

OL in 3 words:

Earnest, Amiable, Exuberant

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia

Activities at Emerson: Multicultural Commissioner for Student Government Association, Director of "The Spin Room" with Emerson Independent Video, Chyron Operator of "Common Agenda" with Emerson Channel, Segment Shooter of "Common Agenda" with Emerson Channel, Segment Shooter/Editor of "College Kitchen" with Emerson Channel

Favorite Things About Orientation: I love Hooray! I still can't believe how many people I met in such a short amount of time.

Faith D.Faith D.

OL in 3 words:

Joyful, Quirky, Wanderlust

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Kearny, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Writer for Emertainment Monthly, Doctor Who Viewing Society, Anime @ Emerson

Favorite Things About Orientation: Bonding with people in my residence hall was so new and exciting, from the Orientation Leaders carting everything upstairs to getting to meet people who you're living with, all doing this for basically the first time! It's sharing that experience.

FayFay Lee T.

OL in 3 words:

Genuine, Hardworking, Spontaneous

Major: BFA Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Great Barrington, MA

Activities at Emerson: Student films, auditioning for student productions

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite Orientation event was Hooray! My favorite thing about Orientation was meeting such a wide variety of new people.

Fay Lee T.

Gabby K.Gabriela (Gabby) K.

OL in 3 words:

Outgoing, Happy, Loving

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

Activities at Emerson: Athletic Commissioner in Student Government Association, Emerson Spirit Squad, WEBN Sports On-side reporter, Segment talent for Emerson Channel Sports, Emerson Dance Company

Favorite Things About Orientation: Moving students in and welcoming them to Emerson

Gabrielle R.Gabrielle R.

OL in 3 words:

Really Big Hair

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Activities at Emerson: SPEC, Women in Motion, The Emerson Channel, Emerson Independent Video, Quidditch, and The Student Admission Outreach Team.

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation is the overall energy. The new students are so excited to finally be at Emerson and the Orientation Leaders s are even more excited to welcome them. It's really a wonderful atmosphere.

Gemma G.Gemma G.

OL in 3 words:

Outgoing, Personable, Diligent

Major: Studio Television Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Wilton, CT

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Channel, Emerson Channel Sports, The EVVYs

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation was definitely "Hooray!" where I ended up getting to know some of my closest friends.

Gina B.Gina B.

OL in 3 words:

Passionate, Understanding, Cuddly

Major: Social Change through Literature, Leadership and Marketing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Activities at Emerson: Head of the community service committee for Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Public Relations and Fundraising chairs for Alpha Phi Omega, Communications, Politics and Law Association, staff writer for Isis Magazine.

Favorite Things About Orientation: When I was a new student here at Emerson, I loved participating in the Boston Experience! It's scavenger hunt around Boston that has you looking for some of the city's biggest and most famous sights as well as some of the smaller but more useful places. Being new to Boston, I thought this was very helpful. It was a fun way to see Boston, but not be too overwhelmed with the city all at once.

Giulia R.Giulia R.

OL in 3 words:

Passion, Wit, Dreams

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Activities at Emerson: Writer for Emerson Channel’s “Reel Reactions”, Script Supervisor for the Emerson Independent Video’s “Getting Ahead”

Favorite Things About Orientation: I love the group of friends I made during International Orientation! I also loved the Date Doctor.

Hamad A.Hamad A.

OL in 3 words:

Spontaneous, Sassy, Flawless

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, A.S.I.A., E.A.G.L.E., Emerson Urban Dance Theatre, Emerson Treble Makers, Sixthopoly Band Member (Vocalist)

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray! is an all-time favorite! Because of it, I know at least half of the new students on campus. The Date Doctor was hilarious too. But my absolute favorite is when the Orientation Leaders meet with their groups and guide the new students around Boston!

Hunter R.Hunter R.

OL in 3 words:

Hip, Charismatic, Bold

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Fall River, MA

Activities at Emerson: The Emerson Channel, Emerson Independent Video, Emertainment Monthly, Quidditch, Society of Professional Journalists, WEBN

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray! is a great program where you really learn to just let go and be yourself. You meet so many people and learn a lot about them quickly.

Ian G.Ian G.

OL in 3 words:

Religious, Intelligent, Caring

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Anaheim, CA

Activities at Emerson Quidditch, Newman Club, Emerson Christian Fellowship, Undergraduate Students for Publishing, and Little Building Hall Council.

Favorite Things About Orientation My favorite thing about Orientation was Hooray! and all the free food.

Jay A.Jailene (Jay) A.

OL in 3 words:

Motivated, Creative, Responsible

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Activities at Emerson: Web Writer for WERS 88.9 FM

Favorite Things About Orientation: Meeting new people!

James (Jimmy) M.

OL in 3 words:

Goofy but Charming

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Activities at Emerson: WECB Music Staff, Quidditch

Favorite Things About Orientation: My Favorite thing about Orientation was exploring Boston with my Orientation Leader and my group.

James R.James R.

OL in 3 words:

Quirky, Passionate, Exuberant

Major: Cinematography and Videography

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Meriden, CT

Activities at Emerson: Little Building Hall Council, Emerson College Leadership Academy, ASL Emerson, Noteworthy, Featured Extra in Emerson Channel’s “Trophy Case”

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite part of my orientation was no doubt the Boston Experience. It had been my first time really ever experiencing Boston. It was a fast-paced and fun afternoon that showed me all of the great spots and sites Boston has to offer. It gave me a chance to really bond with some other new students that are now some of my closest friends.

Jasmine R.Jasmine R.

OL in 3 words:

Sassy, Loud, Food

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

Activities at Emerson: Elections Chair of Student Government Association, On-air alternate DJ on WERS, Emerson Spirit Squad, Quidditch, Emerson Independent Video, and Emerson Channel

Favorite Things About Orientation: I love everything about Orientation! The Intro Show is probably one of my favorite things. Also doing the Mind/Body Experience was so impactful. I was able to really understand some things other people go through here at Emerson. And also was able to educate new students on those issues.

Jenna M.

OL in 3 words:

Open, Adventurous, Genuine

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Wallingford, CT

Activities at Emerson: Ticketing Representative at ArtsEmerson, Emerson Dance Company, Emerson 48 Hour Film Festival, Active Minds

Favorite Things About Orientation: I love all of the awesome events and activities during Orientation, as well as all of the music, singing, and dancing that occurred. Orientation really got me excited to be studying in such a fun and exciting environment and was great for meeting a ton of people and getting comfortable with the campus.

Jennie A.Jennie A.

OL in 3 words:

Devoted, Friendly, Generous

Major: Directing Narrative Fiction

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Auburndale, MA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson College Fitness Center, Intern for a documentary film director, Common Auditions

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray! Getting the chance to meet so many awesome people who were all going through the same thing I was at the time was amazing! It's an experience I'll never forget.

Jeremy S.Jeremy S.

OL in 3 words:

Enthusiastic, Responsible, Caring

Major: Theatre Design and Technology

Year of Graduation 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Farmington, CT

Activities at Emerson Quidditch, Kidding Around, Rareworks, Alpha Phi Omega, Active Living Learning Community, Performing Cultures Learning Community

Favorite Things About Orientation: I loved the Date Doctor! He was truly amazing! I also enjoyed Hooray! It was a giant open room with a bunch of fun activities that allowed a lot of new students to get to know each other.

Jess C.Jessica (Jess) C.

OL in 3 words:

Passionate, easy-going, smart

Major:Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Lindenhurst, NY

Activities at Emerson: Atlas Magazine, Five Cent Sound Magazine, Society of Professional Journalists, WERS, Earth Emerson, Emerson Christian Fellowship, and Quidditch.

Favorite Things About Orientation My favorite thing about Orientation was Hooray! After that event, the entire class of new and transfer students felt so much more connected. I wasn't expecting that to happen at first, but there was an undeniable feeling of being united after the activities in Hooray! It was a one of a kind experience. Feeling those connections forming and meeting new, interesting people is best part of the whole week.

Jez I.Jez I.

OL in 3 words:

Crazy, Cute, Considerate

Major: Theatre Design and Technology: Costume Design

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Natick, MA

Activities at Emerson: Assorted student theatre, Quidditch, seeing student shows, various student magazines

Favorite Things About Orientation: I love meeting all the people! So much potential is in that first week. Of course, there is potential in every week, but I feel that first week is just buzzing with it! My favorite thing about my own Orientation was George Watsky’s performance! I'd just discovered his music the summer before I came to Emerson, and I had really wanted to see him live, and I was so happy.

Jill F.Jillian (Jill) F.

OL in 3 words:

Outgoing, Ambitious, Independent

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Easton, MA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Urban Dance Theatre, EmComm, The EVVY's

Favorite Things About Orientation: The overall energy and the ease of meeting new people.

Jocelyn L.Jocelyn L.

OL in 3 words:

Creative, Approachable, Pugs

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Activities at Emerson: IT Help Desk, IT Lab Assistant, Best Buddies, Women in Motion, Set Designing assorted film sets, watching a capella shows

Favorite Things About Orientation: Getting to meet so many new people and learning about what kinds of talents and experiences others have!

John D.John D.

OL in 3 words:

Anime, Fandoms, Crying

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Niles, IL

Activities at Emerson: Paramount Hall Council, Emerson Forensics, E.A.G.L.E., Anime @ Emerson

Favorite Things About Orientation: Anything involving the Date Doctor is the place to be during Orientation! Hooray! allowed me to meet so many people and get comfortable in my own shoes at Emerson. The environment was super welcoming and accepting.

Jack G.John (Jack) G.

OL in 3 words

A good time.

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Salem, NH

Activities at Emerson Stand up comedy, Police Geese, seeing all student performances, writing comedy, longboarding, DJing at WERS, Emerson Channel

Favorite Things About Orientation: Having an exciting week of meeting all new people and getting to solidify friendships before the school Year: even start!

Jack R.John (Jack) R.

OL in 3 words:

Learn, Lead, Serve

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Whitehouse Station, NJ

Activities at Emerson WEBN Sports and Entertainment, SPEC, Emerson Comedy Workshop, Emerson Independent Video Web, Quidditch

Favorite Things About Orientation I made so many amazing friends during orientation and really solidified my place within a group. I felt so welcomed and accepted by everyone and I really loved that feeling.

Jordan H.Jordan H.

OL in 3 words:

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Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Activities at Emerson: 2nd Assistant Camera on National Broadcasting Society’s “Safety Promo”, Camera Production Assistant for Frames Per Second’s “Five Years Later”, Various Film II Projects, Sound Mixer on 75 Pianos 1 James, Lighting Assistant for Emerson Channel’s “Breaking News”, “Good Morning Emerson”, and “AMPED”; Camera Operator for Emerson Channel’s News at Six

Favorite Things About Orientation: The joyful atmosphere the Orientation Leaders brought, especially during Hooray! I got to meet a lot of new people.

Joshua S.Joshua S.

OL in 3 words:

Energetic, Dedicated, Hug

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting and Directing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Fort Valley, VA

Activities at Emerson: Talent on Emerson Independent Video, Director for Kidding Around, Singer and Board Member of Achoired Taste, Performer in Writing for Film and Television projects

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation has to be meeting all the people. During my orientation, I got to know not only my Orientation Leaders, but all the upperclassmen that were there. They were all accepting of us, just like we are going to accept the next Emerson class. We are a family here, and that starts the minute you walk through the door.

Josh TJoshua (Josh) T.

OL in 3 words:

Friendly, Humorist, Actor

Major: BFA Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Northborough, MA

Activities at Emerson Peter Quince in “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with Emerson Shakespeare Society, and Herr Schultz in “Cabaret” with Musical Theater Society

Favorite Things About Orientation: My favorite part of Orientation is the feeling of belonging, and my favorite activity was Hooray!

SebastianJuan (Sebastian) H.

OL in 3 words:

Fun loving Mexicano

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Channel, Student Government Association

Favorite Things About Orientation: The Date Doctor and Hooray!

Julia R.Julia R.

OL in 3 words:

Kooky, Loving, Perceptive.

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Burlington, MA

Activities at Emerson Emerson Peace and Social Justice

Favorite Things About Orientation: I loved Hooray! and the big group activities. It was so much fun to be as silly as I wanted to be and to meet new people in such interesting ways.

Julie W.Julie W.

OL in 3 words:

Pocket of sunshine

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Hamilton, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Alpha Epsilon Phi and Emerson Dance Company

Favorite Things About Orientation: Meeting an incredible amount of people so quickly. And hugs, lots and lots of hugs.

Kai G.Kai G.

OL in 3 words:

Weird, caring, energetic

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Activities at Emerson: E.B.O.N.I, Emerson Independent Video, WERS Video Production Team, Quidditch, Kidding Around

Favorite Things About Orientation: The bonding that occurred throughout Little Building

Katie CKaitlin (Katie) C.

OL in 3 words:

Purposeful with passion

Major: Theatre Studies: Arts Management

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Activities at Emerson: Kidding Around, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Reel Reactions, ERA Awards

Favorite Things About Orientation: Getting to meet so many new people! And the dancing, I love dancing.

Katie ZKatherine (Katie) Z.

OL in 3 words:

Passionate, Creative, Restless

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Rocky Hill, CT

Activities at Emerson: WEBN, Emerson Channel, Undergraduate Students for Publishing

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray!, The Dating Doctor, and The Boston Experience

Kathy CKathleen (Kathy) C.

OL in 3 words

Tall, Energetic, Listener

Major: Post-Production

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: New York, NY

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Channel, Emerson Independent Video, Your Magazine, Your Magazine TV, Alpha Epsilon Phi

Favorite Things About Orientation: Hooray! and the dance that the Orientation Leaders put together.

Kathryn SKathryn (Ryn) S.

OL in 3 words:

Enthusiastic, Positive, Friendly

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Clive, IA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Independent Video, Emerson Channel, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Acapella groups, EmStage, Emerson Dance Company, Writer's Block Living Community, EmMag, Fashion Society, Quidditch

Favorite Things About Orientation: The fun, energy-filled atmosphere and making so many new friends.

Katie M.Katie M.

OL in 3 words:

Artist, friend, Emersonian

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: La Crescenta, CA

Activities at Emerson: Segment Producer for Emerson Channel’s “Speechless”, Writer for Emerson Channel’s “Common Agenda”, Writer for Emerson Independent Video’s “The Dish”, Sigma Pi Theta

Favorite Things About Orientation The Boston Experience! It really made me feel comfortable with the area. They showed me some valuable and beautiful locations that I still visit today, like Copley Square. They also took me on a subway for my first time, which I am forever grateful for.

Kellie R.Kellie R.

OL in 3 words:

Caring, Loyal, Affable

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown Conway, MA

Activities at Emerson: Photographer for The Emersonian, Marketing team for Emertainment Monthly, Developed Images

Favorite Things About Orientation I loved Hooray! Before I went I was really nervous because I couldn't figure out what Hooray! actually was but it turned out to be my favorite part of Orientation. The Date Doctor was also definitely a highlight.

Kelsey F.Kelsey F.

OL in 3 words:

Witty goof ball

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT

Activities at Emerson: Box Office for ArtsEmerson, Promotion Team for WECB, Alternate DJ and Promotion Team for WERS, Founder and Artistic Editor of Emerson Eye

Favorite Things About Orientation My favorite part of Orientation, besides hanging out with the new people I'd met, was going on an adventure with my Orientation group. My OL (OL Todd, he was awesome) took us on a walk through Quincy Market and down the to aquarium. We went and looked at the seals playing in the water and he then walked us around to a bunch of cool areas down by the water. It got me a bit familiar with a new part of the city and showed me new fun places to explore. I go there all the time now and it showed me how fun exploring the city can be.

Kelsey J.Kelsey J.

OL in 3 words:

Animated, Determined, Caring

Major: Animation and Motion Media

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Activities at Emerson: A.S.I.A., Sweeth Tooth Animation, EVVYs, Emerson Channel, and various film shoots

Favorite Things About Orientation: Move-In!

Cornelia TKornilia (Cornelia) T.

OL in 3 words:

Artistic, Greek, Adventurous

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Thessaloniki, Greece

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Emerson Stage’s XDance, Anime Club, Kaleidoscope (a literary club focused on children's and Young Adult literature)

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved how everyone is open to new friends during Orientation.

Kyle K.Kylie K.

OL in 3 words:

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Major: Theatre Studies: Directing

Year of Graduation 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: East Hartford, CT

Activities at Emerson: Writer for Emertainment Monthly, Box Office/Front of House Assistant at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Assistant Director for Kidding Around’s “The Lost Ending”, Assistant Stage Manager for Kidding Around’s “The Velveteen Rabbit”, Props Master for Kidding Around’s “The Little Mermaid”

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! As someone who has done theatre, I always assume that I have done any ice breaker game or team building exercise at least 100 times before, but all of the activities at this event were completely new to me, and it was a really unique way to get to know other people.

Laura W.Laura W.

OL in 3 words:

Clumsy, Adorkable, Smiley

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 3rd Year

Hometown: New York, NY

Activities at Emerson: Executive board for A.S.I.A., AMIGOS, EAGLE, EBONI, Emerson Independent Video’s “Amped”, Emerson Poetry Project

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about Orientation is how OL's and Orientees both come together to create one big family. There's something special about Orientation week, and I think it's that we all start out as relative strangers, but become really close-knit by the end. It's simply amazing how many people I've met, OL's and Orientees alike, during Orientation, and have continued to have really wonderful, caring relationships with.

Laurel H.Laurel H.

OL in 3 words:

Ambitious, Compassionate, Vivacious

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Greenland, NH

Activities at Emerson: Vice President of Standards for Alpha Epsilon Phi, Marketing Director for the Emerson Dance Company, Associate for EmComm, Student Assistant for the Office of Student Life

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite part of Orientation as an incoming student was either the Date Doctor or Hooray! However as an Orientation Leader, my favorite part of orientation is being able to see my orientees become involved around campus.

Lauren M.Lauren M.

OL in 3 words:

Friendly, Upbeat, Collected

Major: Theater Design and Technology

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Mount Kisco, NY

Activities at Emerson: ASL Emerson, Paint charge for Emerson Stage, Scenic designer for Emerson Stage, Production designer/art team/set dresser for various Emerson Films

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! and the Date doctor. I also enjoyed all of the performances and activities in the Cabaret.

Lauren O.Lauren O.

OL in 3 words:

Confident, Caring, Funny

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Lebanon, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Women in Motion, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Emerson Independent Video, Many Film II and BFA student projects, Alumni Assistant at Kasteel Well

Favorite Thing About Orientation I love the Date Doctor! He was so funny and had great tips for us new students on dating and mingling! I also loved the intro videos and the OL dance! So exciting and fun!

LeeanneLeeanne D.

OL in 3 words:

Dumplings, Poutine, Sarcasm

Major: Political Communication

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 3rd Year

Hometown: Oyster Bay, NY

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, ASIA, Cross Country

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The dance!

Lindsay G.Lindsay G.

OL in 3 Words:

That's so Lindsay

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Coopersburg, PA

Activities at Emerson: Student Government Association Sustainability Commissioner, Earth Emerson, Vegan Food Fest Organizer, The Common Voice Co-Editor in Chief, Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: As a new student, my favorite thing about Orientation was the Dating Doctor and Hooray! They were both such fun, interactive experiences that helped you out of your comfort zone. There’s really no other time that you get to make a fresh start like your first week of college. These two experiences taught me that it was okay to be silly, which has helped me make the most of my college experience. As an OL, my favorite thing about Orientation was move-in day. It was great to see the happy faces of the new students and the reassured looks of their parents. I loved answering their questions and wishing them good luck with the rest of Orientation. Those personal connections, no matter how brief, showed me why I had signed up to be an Orientation Leader.

Lindsay M.Lindsay M.

OL in 3 words:

Compassionate, Wacky, Adventurous

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Everett, MA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Urban Dance Theatre, Best Buddies, Emerson Eye

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved the Date Doctor and going to Bova's Bakery with some OLs afterwards! Hooray! was really fun too, because I tend to be quiet but I was able to come out of my shell. It was great!

Lindsay P.Lindsay P.

OL in 3 Words:

Scarfed, Dependable, Open

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Swarthmore, PA

Activities at Emerson: Piano Row Hall Council, Treasurer and Historian of Anime club

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! was my favorite part of orientation. The games and ice breaker activities allowed me to meet a lot of people I would not have met if it weren't for that event.

Lindsay S.Lindsey S.

OL in 3 Words:

Energetic, Motivated, Passionate

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Chester, NH

Activities at Emerson: EmComm, Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Jaclyn Friedman’s presentation and exploring Boston with my orientation group.


Lloyd M.Lloyd M.

OL in 3 Words:

Funny, Sociable, Charismatic

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Northampton, England

Activities at Emerson: Breaking News! Investigative Reporter, Emerson Independent Video News at 6 News Desk Anchor, Good Morning Emerson Travel correspondent, Active Living Community Floor, Emerson's Next Top Male Model, Writer for Your Magazine

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I liked going to Bova’s Bakery and exploring the North End with the International OLs on the first night, and the Intro Show in the Cutler Majestic. It was great seeing everyone on the street with so much spirit all day, dancing and dressed up. I loved Hooray!, meeting new and talented people, and watching the entire orientation staff dance to in the Cutler Majestic, and the Date Doctor!

Lucy DLucy D.

OL in 3 Words

Handful of beans

Major: Studio Television Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Augusta, GA

Activities at Emerson: The Girlie Project, The Emerson Channel, WERS, The EVVYs

Favorite Thing About Orientation Move-in day! Seeing all the OLs lined up dancing when I first arrived was the most exhilarating thing.

KenzieMackenzie (Kenzie) W.

OL in 3 Words:

Hugs, Improv, Adventure

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Hollis, NH

Activities at Emerson: SwoMo Improv and Sketch Comedy Troupe, Emerson Independent Video Assistant Editor

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The dancing, the singing, and Hooray!

Maddie CMadison (Maddie) C.

OL in 3 Words:

Enthusiastic, Funny, Passionate

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown:South Windsor, CT

Activities at Emerson: DDR and Chyron Operator and Travel Segment Producer for Emerson Channel‘s “Good Morning Emerson”, Emerson Independent Video News at 6 Writer and Reporter, EIV News at 9 Reporter Live Update, Correspondent for EIV’s “The Dish” Music, Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Favorite Thing About Orientation My favorite thing about orientation was meeting new people in a ton of different settings. There were so many places to get to know people. My favorite event was Hooray!

Madison GMadison G.

OL in 3 Words:

Loud, Fun, Open

Major: Theatre Education: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st

Hometown:Lafayette, CA

Activities at Emerson: Various Student Theatre, Emerson Urban Dance Theatre

Favorite Thing About Orientation I loved Hooray! because it was a fun and easy way to get to know people and make new friends. I also loved meeting with my Orientation group and getting to know people better on a smaller scale.

Maggie WMargaret (Maggie) N.

OL in 3 Words:

Funny, Determined, Beyoncé

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown:Wilmette, IL

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, WECB Radio DJ, Co-founder of the comedy troupe Derbyn & The Drakefish

Favorite Thing About Orientation Meeting so many new people!

Maria KMaria K.

OL in 3 Words:

Imaginative, Television, Tumblr

Major: Journalism and Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Melrose, MA

Activities at Emerson: Numerous workshops, film festivals, election debate gatherings, Emerson Independent Video, independent film sets, music video sets, Debate mock competitions, Emerson Dance Company classes, Fitness center classes, film immersion gatherings, Kasteel Well Hogwarts House competitions

Favorite Thing About Orientation The Boston Experience scavenger hunt and the Intro Show

Maria LMaria L.

OL in 3 Words:

Fun, Silly, Caring

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Activities at Emerson: The Emerson Channel, The EVVYs Post-Production Team, Women in Motion, Sweet Tooth Animation, A Prom to Remember.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray!

Martha SMartha S.

OL in 3 Words:

Empathetic, Bubbly, Driven

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Bel Air, MD

Activities at Emerson: Berkeley Beacon, Communications, Politics, and Law Association, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Emerson Independent Video

Favorite Thing About Orientation My favorite thing about Orientation was the sense of community it instilled in me. At Emerson, our orientation is about bringing new students into the life and culture of the school as soon as they arrive.

Mary AMary A.

OL in 3 Words:

Silly, Music, Shoes

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year:1st Year

Hometown: Delmar, NY

Activities at Emerson: Acappellics Anonymous, STAR Floor Living Communities, Host of Emerson Channel’s “Common Agenda” segment on Living Communities, Cast member of Atomic Age Theatre's production of “Nevermind”, Kasteel Well Program, independent musical production called The Upside of Being Down

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Move-in, the Date Doctor, George Watsky’s performance, and Hooray!

Mary BMary Ba.

OL in 3 Words:

Spunky, Lighthearted, Bibliophile

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Chesterfield, MO

Activities at Emerson: Marketing/Social Media chair for Achoired Taste, Copyeditor for Undergraduate Students for Publishing, Staff writer and Editor for Book Publishing Club Blog, Copy editor and Staff writer for Emertainment Monthly, Marketing representative for Acapellooza

Favorite Thing About Orientation The Date Doctor was my favorite part of Orientation. He was hilarious and brought everyone together for a night of fun and romance. That evening was the first time I felt like I belonged to the Emerson family.

Lina BeMary (Lina) Be.

OL in 3 Words:

Bubbly, Dorky, Sweet

Major: Stage/Production Management

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Stage, EVVYs, Emertainment Monthly, Emerson Dance Company, Kasteel Well Hall Council

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite event of Orientation is Hooray! It has a silly name, but it is a powerful moment where new students become more than the sum of their parts. It's full of laughter and heart and it's always a good time.

Mary KMary K.

OL in 3 Words:

Enthusiastic. Loving. Focused.

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Activities at Emerson: Kidding Around’s “The Emperor's New Clothes” Stage Manager for Shakespeare Society, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Usher for ArtsEmerson, Emerson Christian Fellowship

Favorite Thing About Orientation As an Orientation Leader, I loved doing the OL dance. As an orientee; the Date Doctor

Meaghan MMeaghan M.

OL in 3 Words:

Funny, Loud, Dependable

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA

Activities at Emerson: WECB Music Staff, STAR Floor

Favorite Thing About Orientation HOORAY! and the Date Doctor were really, really awesome!

Megan MMegan M.

OL in 3 Words:

Enthusiastic, Loquacious, Energetic

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: San Marcos, CA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Independent Video Management and Productions, Emerson Channel’s “Closing Time”, “Common Agenda”, “Trophy Case”, “Good Morning Emerson”, and “Speechless”; and Emertainment Monthly

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Dancing Orientation Leaders and lots of music! Also the Boston Experience Scavenger Hunt at the end of the week was a ton of fun, and helped me get even more acquainted with Boston.

Megan RMegan R.

OL in 3 Words:

Harmonious, Jolly, Good-hearted

Major: Theater Education: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Palmdale, CA

Activities at Emerson: Various Graduate Directing Projects, Assistant Director for RareWorks, Emerson's Theatre Education Graduate Association, Emerson Peace and Social Justice

Favorite Thing About Orientation The energy! It is the only thing (besides caffeine) powering you to the very end and helping you keep the week special for the new students. Besides, Orientation would be nothing without the energy that everyone brings!

Megan S.Megan S.

OL in 3 Words:

Traveler, Introvert, Foodie

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Center Harbor, NH

Activities at Emerson: PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), Her Campus Emerson, Emerson Athletics

Favorite Thing About Orientation The Date Doctor, Hooray, and meeting tons of incoming students!

Meghan Meghan O.

OL in 3 Words:

Kind, Compassionate, Adventurous

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Pelham, NH

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Dance Company, Emerson Christian Fellowship, Emerson Channel’s “Good Morning Emerson”, and various plays and productions.

Favorite Thing About Orientation The constant fun, music, and happy atmosphere of excitement. I loved Hooray!

Michael LMichael L.

OL in 3 Words:

Kind, Kooky, Creative

Major: Theatre Studies: Directing

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Pittsford, NY

Activities at Emerson: Assistant Stage Manager for Shakespeare Society’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, Assistant Director for Cymbeline, Dramaturg for Kidding Around’s “Lost Ending”

Favorite Thing About Orientation My favorite parts of Orientation were our OL group meetings. Orientation can be overwhelming and I appreciated the more intimate moments with less people. I met some of my best friends in my OL group.

Mike MMichael (Mike) M.

OL in 3 Words:

Giant Panda Bear

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch team, Copy Editor of the Yearbook, Story Editor and Copy Editor for Stork Magazine, Vice President and Managing Editor of Emertainment Monthly

Favorite Thing About Orientation Hooray! and the Date Doctor Show with David Coleman. He's such a charismatic entertainer that his enthusiasm and good time is simply infectious!

Mike OMichael (Mike) O.

OL in 3 Words:

Tall, Energetic, Nerdy

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Boston, MA

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Marketing associate for the Emerson Channel, ASIA, Varsity Men's Cross Country, Emerson Professional Stunts, Shots, and Safety Club

Favorite Thing About Orientation The cool events and activities like the Date Doctor and Hooray!

Michaela B.Michaela B.

OL in 3 Words:

Motivated, Optimistic, Welcoming

Major: Theatre Education: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Mansfield, MA

Activities at Emerson: EAGLE, Usher for ArtsEmerson

Favorite Thing About Orientation My favorite thing about Orientation was getting greeted by all of the Orientation Leaders when my parents and I first arrived at the school. It really got me excited about what was to come in the next week and the rest of the school year.

Michelle C.Michelle C.

OL in 3 Words:

Funny, Talkative, Passionate

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Ashland, MA

Activities at Emerson: The Common Voice, Atlas Magazine, Emerson Fashion Society, Career Services Receptionist

Favorite Thing About Orientation My favorite thing about orientation is meeting new people and expanding your connections. We all get to learn from each other and meet new friends this way, and it’s a really positive experience.

Nicole T.Nicole T.

OL in 3 Words:

Realistic, Empathetic, Sarcastic

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Activities at Emerson: Alpha Epsilon Phi, Americorps Jumpstart

Favorite Thing About Orientation I just enjoyed meeting everyone new. It was kind of comforting know that they were all in the same situation with new surroundings and new acquaintances.

Noelle SNoelle S.

OL in 3 Words:

Enthusiastic, Competitive, Fun

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Bridgewater, MA

Activities at Emerson: Co-captain and cheerleader for Emerson Lions Spirit Squad, General Board Member of Emerson Dance Company, Head of Outreach for Fashion Society, Public Relations Specialist for EmComm, Public Relations specialist for PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), American Marketing Association

Favorite Thing About Orientation My favorite thing about Orientation is the Boston Experience. During my Orientation as a new student, I did not participate in the Boston Experience. As an Orientation Leader this past fall, I jumped at the opportunity to get involved with this particular activity, and I am glad I did. I got to know a wonderful group of students that were in my group and had the privilege of showing them around the city that is now their home.

Pablo E.Pablo E.

OL in 3 Words:

Witty, Kind, Brotherly

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Boston, MA and Arnold, MD

Activities at Emerson: Stand-Up, Video sketches, Quidditch, Auditioning for student films

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Orientation dance definitely, because it just let me release all of the stress that I'd had that week. It was also the place I met some of my best friends.

Pat SPatrick (Pat) S.

OL in 3 Words:

On My Honor

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Goffstown, NH

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Alpha Phi Omega, Student Worker in Emerson College Campus Center

Favorite Thing About Orientation The spirit. There is so much energy in Orientation, and I loved being a part of it last year. I want to continue bringing the energy up and spreading it to every single person I can.

Paulina PPaulina P.

OL in 3 Words:

Quidditch, Hats, Plaid

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 3rd Year

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, The Emersonian, Undergraduates for Publishing, various film shoots

Favorite Thing About Orientation My favorite thing about Orientation is getting to know the new students individually. Everyone at Emerson is so interesting! We're all so different, yet our differences are what brings us all together.

Pila D.Pilar D.

OL in 3 Words:

Creative, Caring, Honest

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Activities at Emerson: Script supervisor for Emerson Channel’s “Closing Time”, Stylist for Your Magazine, Creative Team for the Fashion Society, Writer for EVVY's Banquet

Favorite Thing About Orientation Hooray! and the Date Doctor were definitely my favorite parts.

Rachel DRachel D.

OL in 3 Words:

Learning, Changing, Happy

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Hamden, CT

Activities at Emerson: Music writer for 5cent Magazine, Copy editor for Berkeley Beacon, Rriter for Freakin Beacon, Concrete Literary Mag Poetry Editor, Emerson Feminists, Emertainment Monthly copyeditor

Favorite Thing About Orientation Everything!

Rachel HRachel H.

OL in 3 Words:

Funny, Open, Loud

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Activities at Emerson: Music Staff at WECB, Quidditch team, Kickboxing and yoga classes in the Fitness Center, ASIA, Freshman film club

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved the Orientation Dance. It was really fun to see all the people I'd met over the week and let loose with them. I also loved making so many friends in such a short time. I'm still friends with a lot of people from orientation.

Raina D.Raina D.

OL in 3 Words:

Hilarious, Gorgeous, Overconfident

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Boston, MA

Activities at Emerson: Stand up comedy, Poetry

Favorite Thing About Orientation: For my Orientation, my favorite thing was the George Watsky show, just because I had been a long time fan, but on a different note the best part was how you felt on the same level as everyone else.

Becky B.Rebekah (Becky) B.

OL in 3 Words:

Amazon-student, Tenacious, Witty

Major: Theatre Studies: Acting and Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Activities at Emerson: Student Outreach Leader for Emerson College Admissions Office, Literacy Tutor at Tutors for All, Recruitment Co-Chair for Kappa Gamma Chi, Donations Coordinator for Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards, Marketing Chair for Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Arts for Social Change Founder for Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Co-Communications Chair for Communications Politics and Law Association, Performing Arts Senator for Student Government Association, Dramaturge for Rareworks Theatre Company and Musical Theatre Society, Writer for Emertainment Monthly, Writer for Emerson Independent Video’s “The Spin Room”, Emerson Mane Events

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Orientation Dance

Rivka H.Rivka H.

OL in 3 Words:

Positive, Outgoing, Nerdy

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

Activities at Emerson: Writer for Your Magazine , Manager of Your Magazine TV, Writer and Reporter for Emerson Independent Video News at 9, Writer and Correspondent for WEBN Entertainment, Alpha Epsilon Phi

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I loved Hooray, and I in fact still am friends with some of the kids in my "family." It can be overwhelming, but I think it really warms you up to what Emerson really is like, one big hug of never-ending friendly people to meet.

Ryan SRyan S.

OL in 3 Words:

Spacey, Energetic, Passionate

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 3rd Year

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Berkeley Beacon, Emerson Channel, The Emersonian, WEBN

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I like getting to meet all of the new students before anyone else does. Also working with some of my favorite people, both students and advisors.

Sam C.Samantha (Sam) C.

OL in 3 Words:

Responsible, Funny, Genuine

Major: Writing for Film and Television

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: South Windsor, CT

Activities at Emerson: Girlie Project, Emerson Channel, Hyena Comedy

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My Favorite Thing About Orientation: was meeting in small groups with my OL and other new students. It really made me feel more comfortable and familiar with the school and area.

SamSamuel (Sam) S.

OL in 3 Words:

Passionate, Honest, Loyal

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Newton, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Channel, ETIN, WERS

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The dancing

Sarah B.Sarah B.

OL in 3 Words:

Energetic, Outgoing, Aries

Major: Theatre Studies

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Marshfield, MA

Activities at Emerson: Kappa Gamma Chi, Kidding Around, Class Council, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Communication Politics and Law Association.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Dancing with everyone in the Cutler Majestic!

Savannah P.Savannah P.

OL in 3 Words:

Passionate, Go-Getter, Loyal

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Gualala, CA

Activities at Emerson: Assistant Director for Emerson Channel’s “Off the Page”, Script Supervisor for Emerson Channel’s “Trophy Case”

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Hooray! And doing bonding activities, it brings out such honesty. Such a brave student body we have.

Sean C.Sean C.

OL in 3 Words:

Beard, Quidditch, Graphics

Major: Cinematography

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Londonderry, NH

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch, Sweet Tooth Animation Club, Earth Emerson, “Format” A BFA Capstone Project, Kyle Haley Digital Post Production Labs Apprentice, Film Immersion Floor, 48 Hour Film Contest, Active Living Floor

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My Favorite Thing About Orientation: would either be Hooray! which was a great way to become familiar with a lot of new faces.

Sean P.Sean P.

OL in 3 Words:

Approachable, Chocolate, Zealous

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Activities at Emerson: Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Date Doctor is my favorite

Shawn M.Shawn M.

OL in 3 Words:

Energetic, Friendly, Sassy

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Bethel, CT

Activities at Emerson: Film shoots, on-stage productions

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I love the energy in the air! Everyone is excited to be there and there is SO MUCH DANCING. It is the most wonderful time of the year!

StellaSiribhorn (Stella) S.

OL in 3 Words:

Random, Relaxed, Happy

Major: Marketing Communications

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Activities at Emerson: Your Magazine, EmComm

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I met a lot of people. The OLs were very fun, energetic and supportive. It helped me to learn a lot about the campus.

Stanson A.Stanson A.

OL in 3 Words:

I am me.

Major: Communication Studies

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Activities at Emerson: Men’s Volleyball team, Achoired Taste, Piano Row Hall Council, Co-President of the Residence Hall Association.

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The best thing about Orientation is Hooray! It is so much fun and I wish that I could do it every day for the rest of my life.

Stephanie C.Stephanie C.

OL in 3 Words:

Open, Loyal, Loving

Major:Theatre Education: Acting

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Wakefield, RI

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Stage, ASL Emerson, Earth Emerson, Quidditch, Usher for ArtsEmerson, Various independent student productions

Favorite Thing About Orientation: I adore Hooray! It's exactly right for the kind of person that I am, and it's a great way to meet new people, or at least learn some faces and names.

Stephanie G.Stephanie G.

OL in 3 Words:

Friendly, Fun, Kind

Major: Producing

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Marlboro, NJ

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Urban Dance Theatre, Emerson Dance Company, Emerson Lions Spirit Squad, Assistant producer of Emerson Independent Video’s “The Spin Room”

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My favorite thing about Winter orientation was the talent show. It was really funny and also encouraged new students to join.

Taylor J.Taylor J.

OL in 3 Words:

Personable, Passionate, Honest

Major: Studio Television Production

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Windsor, CT

Activities at Emerson: EBONI’s Black History Month, Free Movie Screenings

Favorite Thing About Orientation: It’s a toss up between Hooray!, The Date Doctor and Jaclyn Friedman, who came to speak about sexual consent; she was absolutely hilarious, which I thought was so cool considering the sensitive topic. Hooray! was awesome too, though!

Thomas L.Thomas (Tom) L.

OL in 3 Words:

Little Big World

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation: 2017

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Norwood, MA

Activities at Emerson: Camera Operator for Emerson Channel Sports, WERS Anchor, Quidditch

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My Favorite Thing About Orientation: was having the ability to meet new people. During orientation, I knew that everybody on campus were either Orientation leaders or new students, so I was not nervous to make friends. All of the new students were in the same boat, so for a full week, it was not awkward to try and talk to everybody.

Tyler T.Tyler T.

OL in 3 Words:

Big, Blonde, Beautiful

Major: Journalism

Year of Graduation:2016

OL Year:2nd Year

Hometown: Scituate, MA

Activities at Emerson: Usher for ArtsEmerson, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, DJ for WERS’s show “Standing Room Only”, Quidditch, King Triton in Kidding Around’s “The Little Mermaid Jr”

Favorite Thing About Orientation: My personal favorite thing that happened at my Orientation was Hooray! with David Coleman. When I was a new student it was my birthday that day and he called up everyone who had a birthday close up on stage and a huge sea of my fellow students sang Happy Birthday to me! Being away from my family and friends for the first time during my birthday was a little sad but over 800 people singing to me changed that quickly!

Vanessa D.Vanessa D.

OL in 3 Words:

Energetic, Chatty, Dedicated

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation:2017

OL Year:1st Year

Hometown: Bedford, MA

Activities at Emerson:Captain of Emerson Lions Spirit Squad

Favorite Thing About Orientation:Hooray! was my Favorite Thing About Orientation:because it was so fun and made me meet so many people.

Victor V.Victor V.

OL in 3 Words:

Determined, Lovable, Hungry

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Ellington, CT

Activities at Emerson: Wax On Felt, National Broadcasting Society, Quidditch, film sets

Favorite Thing About Orientation: Dancing around and having a great time with my best buds!

Tori L.Victoria (Tori) L.

OL in 3 Words:

Passionate, Organized, Doer

Major: Film Production

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 2nd Year

Hometown: Great Barrington, MA

Activities at Emerson: Graphic Designer for Your Magazine, Writer for Isis Magazine, Cabaret worker, and the Lyric Stage of Boston

Favorite Thing About Orientation: All the dancing! It really does lift your spirits.

Victoria M.Victoria M.

OL in 3 Words:

Passionate, Sensitive, Caring

Major: Theatre Education

Year of Graduation: 2016

OL Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Douglassville, PA

Activities at Emerson: Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Black Swan Magazine, Quidditch, PRIDE, Associate Board Member of RareWorks, Mercutio Troupe

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Boston Experience helped me make new friends while also learning how to navigate Boston.

Zeynep A.Zeynep A.

OL in 3 Words:

Fun, Happy, Positive

Major: Interactive Media

Year of Graduation: 2015

OL Year:: 3rd Year

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Activities at Emerson:: Photo Director of EmMag, Assistant Photo Director of Gauge, Marketing and Events Director of Emerson International, Photographer for Your Magazine, Graphic Designer for Fashion Society, Photo Director of Atlas Magazine

Favorite Thing About Orientation: The Orientation Dance