Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010
Christopher Bramwell '11, who led Orientation 2013, will be back for another year, joined this year by Katherine Coley '11.
With the Orientation 2014 theme of "Worlds of Experience," Bramwell and Coley are thrilled to be coordinating orientation and are eager to start planning activities.
"It's going to be even better than the last time," Bramwell says. "Orientation is a memorable and great opportunity to meet new friends and understand what Hobart and William Smith Colleges are all about."
In keeping with the "World's of Experience" theme, the weekend will prepare students for exploring what campus has to offer, expose them to the Geneva Community through service work, explain the Colleges' Green initiatives, examine study abroad opportunities and much more.
Coley and Bramwell are also planning to create a series of videos over the next several months to help students prepare for life on campus as well as meet some of the key people on campus.
"Last year, I was thanked by students and their mothers and fathers for making orientation so worthwhile," says Bramwell. "I am looking forward to preparing it all over again and meeting the new members of the Classes of 2014 and their families."
Coley fondly recalls her orientation three years ago: "I was really impressed with my coordinators and all of the Orientation events when I was a first-year student. The weekend of activities really wowed me. I want to give back by giving incoming students the same positive experience I had."
Over the coming months, Bramwell and Coley will establish a comprehensive guide to the resources and services available for new students, providing a smooth transition for the new classes. As in previous years, they will focus on providing a real glimpse into what college life entails at HWS by showing incoming students the many experiences available to them.
An Amherst, N.Y. native, Coley studied abroad last spring in Avignon, France and is vice president of the William Smith Congress. She is majoring in French with a double-minor in media and society and women's studies.
Bramwell is currently a study mentor and Residential Assistant. He is from Lexington, Ky., and is majoring in writing and rhetoric, with a minor in law and society.
Stay tuned for more information and developments on the coordinators and upcoming orientation details.