Mission

The Orientation program facilitates the successful transition of new undergraduate students into Catholic University's intellectual, social, and faith-based communities; promotes student learning and development, encourages independence, and individual responsibility; and facilitates continued student success to graduation.

This is accomplished through programming that emphasizes the University's academic and community expectations and social and developmental resources and opportunities.

Through personal connections with peer leaders, faculty, and administration, new students and their families will develop an introductory understanding and appreciation of the intellectual, social, and service opportunities available, and gain knowledge of campus and community resources

Vision

Affect the University's retention efforts through a model orientation program that helps students feel welcome, connect with their new environment, explore their faith, understand expectations, and know where to seek support.

Establish a cohesive and comprehensive Cardinal Challenge program that more deeply explores what it means to be a student at CUA. Activities and programs will be directed toward student involvement, making connections with individuals and resources, academic success, and broadening student general knowledge of the University.

Sustain a rewarding student staff leadership experience that promotes interpersonal growth and development, and leads to an enhanced peer mentor relationship for new students.

Meet the Executive Staff

 Steve Kreider - Director of Campus Activities

kreidersteve.jpegSteve returns to the Office of Campus Activities as the Director after previously serving from 2006-2015 in various roles in OCA. Since leaving OCA, he has been working at Anne Arundel Community College in the Office of Student Engagement working primarily with the student organizations providing leadership training, logistical and event planning support, and financial management. He is excited to return to OCA and CUA to serve as the Director of a great department and looks forward to getting back into the feel of everything CUA. Attending Penn State for his undergraduate degree and The University of Memphis for his graduate degree Steve has a variety of experiences including residence life, student conduct, leadership development, and of course campus activities. Outside of work Steve is very actively involved regionally and nationally with Ultimate Frisbee playing, coaching, and serving as a head referee for DC's professional team. Steve and his wife have 2 adorable puppies who want everyone to follow them on Instagram at @taleswithwalter and @doodlewithlillian.

Meet the Student Coordinators

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    Mary Kate Shields

    Mary Kate is a Senior Business Administration Major, specializing in Marketing from West Chester, Pennsylvania. When she is not working in the Office of Campus Activities for Orientation, you'll often find Mary Kate serving the student-run theatre company, CenterStage. She also enjoys spending time in the home of the Busch School of Business, Maloney Hall, and enjoying the many beautiful outdoor spaces around the 176-acre campus. Outside of class, MK loves to explore D.C. and spend time finding new coffee shops local to the District. As one of the Student Coordinators for Orientation 2021, MK is thrilled to welcome the incoming Class of 2025 to their new home at Catholic U. She shares this advice with the incoming Cardinals: “Your time at Catholic will be a time in your life unlike any other. Enjoy growing into your new home, explore all the wonderful things Washington D.C. has to offer, branch out and make new friends, try new things, and don't forget to enjoy the moments and memories you make! We are so excited to welcome you home!"

  • Ava Pisauro

    Ava is a Junior Accounting Major from Sewell, New Jersey. Ava is so jazzed to be a part of the Orientation Team as one of the 2021 Student Coordinators! She believes that Orientation is a great way to welcome new students into the great community here at Catholic U. Orientation is an opportunity to meet new people, step out of your comfort zone, and be yourself. For the incoming class of 2025, she shares this advice: "Catholic has provided me with a safe space to grow into who am I now and who I am meant to be. I think if you give it a chance and try new things, Catholic will do the same for you!" When she is off the clock, like a modern-day Troy Bolton, Ava can be found on stage with Redline A Capella or on the field with Nun Betta, Catholic U's women's ultimate frisbee team.

Meet the Orientation Advisors

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    Monique Amoroso ‘22

    Major: Nursing, Psychology Minor

    Hometown: Freehold, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Eat chick-fil-a nuggets and waffle fries

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: During quarantine, I worked on my cooking skills, watched lots of movies, and spent time with my sisters.

    Before you graduate, you should: Tour the White House.

    My advice: “Recognize that transitions hold a special place in your life memories & don't be afraid of change! Find a mentor one step ahead of you.”

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    Zack Antonucci '24

    Major: Electrical Engineering

    Hometown: West Chester, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Play Spikeball and Basketball

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/ways I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite hobby I really picked up over break was frisbee golf. I now play all the time when I’m home!

    Before you graduate, you should: See the pink blossoms surrounded by the reflecting pool.

    My advice: “Get to know people; everyone wants to make friends and your new friends turn into family super easily."

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    Corinne Archbold '24

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Norristown, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out at the Pryz, especially outside when its nice out!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I started journaling and doing mindfulness exercises more over quarantine! I love to talk to my siblings and family over FaceTime!

    Before you graduate, you should: Have a picnic by the monuments!

    My advice: “Figuring out a communication schedule may be difficult. It is tough getting into the new routine, so I would say just be patient with yourself and your family because this is new territory for everyone!”

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    Bridget Atkinson '23

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

    Hometown: Haymarket, VA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hangout/eat with friends outside on a nice day; give tours

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Cycling outside; cooking new foods

    Before you graduate, you should: Go running through the monuments without stopping

    My advice: "Don’t think that you are alone coming into college and that you are the only person who doesn’t have any friends. Everybody feels this way when they get to school and everybody wants to make new friends. That was something I thought going into my first year but the reality was that everybody was feeling that way and you are not alone."

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    Isaiah Bayliss '23

    Major: English Secondary Education, Psychology Minor

    Hometown: Alexandria, VA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: I love sitting in the CV circle and doing work or just talking to friends

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/ways I kept in touch with loved ones: I’ve been super into journaling and stuff trying to keep the mental health up

    Before you graduate, you should: Find all of the hole in the wall restaurants in DC

    My advice: “Relax and breathe, don’t be afraid to stand out and make friends."

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    Grace Birth '23

    Major: Social Work; Society, Health & Policy Minor

    Hometown: Sparks, MD

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Study Sessions in Mullen

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Crochet!

    Before you graduate, you should: Have a picnic at Tudor Place

    My advice: "If you live close enough I would say don't go home for a month or two. The weekends are your time to get really close with your peers and you'll regret missing them."

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    Jackson Bisienere '24

    Major: History, Politics Minor

    Hometown: Orlando, FL

    My favorite thing to do on campus: To study in Murphy's with good friends and a Starbucks Refresher

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite hobbies I picked up were learning to enjoy tea and starting to go to the gym. They are both things I have also wanted to enjoy and I finally took the leap of faith!

    Before you graduate, you should: I want to run explore every nook and cranny of the city before I leave!

    My advice: "The best advice I can give is don't forget to enjoy the transition. It will be crazy and overwhelming, but it will be one of the best experience of your life if you just embrace it. Life is full of craziness, you only start living once you embrace it."

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    Ellie Bixenman '24

    Major: Theology, Business and Philosophy Minors

    Hometown: Littleton, CO

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Picnics by the Basilica!!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Videography!

    Before you graduate, you should: Visit all the museums

    My advice: “Don't put so much pressure on yourself to have it all together. No one actually knows what they're doing (;”

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    Curtis Bommer '23

    Major: International Economics and Finance, Sales and Big Data Minors

    Hometown: Franklin Lakes, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Go to the Pryz Starbucks and wave to people

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Watching YouTube videos on how to cook, saying that I'm going to do that, then never doing it.

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to the top of the Washington Monument

    My advice: “Have regular checkups but allow for the new student to have time to explore.”

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    Grace Boogaerts '24

    Major: Education, Early Childhood Minor

    Hometown: Potomac, MD

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Watching the sunset with friends on O'Boyle hill.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I started painting more over quarantine!! I did a lot of FaceTime calls to keep in touch with friends and family.

    Before you graduate, you should: I want to ride a mechanical bull!!

    My advice: “Be fully open to meeting new people even if you can’t see yourself being friends with them at first. Push yourself a little outside of your comfort zone while staying true to yourself!!”

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    Patrick Brown '23

    Major: Psychology & Brain Sciences, Pre-Med

    Hometown: Wantagh, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sitting with friends on the Basilica or Pryz lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite hobby would be reading a new book a week

    Before you graduate, you should: Study at the Library of Congress! It's super easy to get a library card there

    My advice: “Don't be afraid to ask for help!”

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    Katherine Bruni '24

    Major: Secondary Education & History, Politics Minor

    Hometown: Chalfont, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Adoration on Wednesday Nights

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Knitting a blanket; my friends and I also did a (paper) letter exchange

    Before you graduate, you should: Visit all of the Smithsonian museums and galleries

    My advice: "Remember that everyone is in the same boat as you, trying to make friends, adjusting to the schoolwork, and being away from home for the first time."

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    Nicole Cicippio '23

    Major: English, Criminology Minor

    Hometown: Collegeville, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: One of my favorite things to do on campus is throw a football with friends on the Basilica lawn! This is a great way get some fresh air and take a break from work on nice days.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: My favorite hobby that I picked up during quarantine is sewing! I taught myself how to use my grandma's old sewing machine and would up-cycle thrift finds.


    Before you graduate, you should: One thing to cross off a "D.C. bucket list" is to wake up super early and go watch the sun rise at the Washington Monument! I went with my friend recently and it was beautiful; the city was so peaceful that early in the morning.


    My advice: "Through any nerves and all the busyness that comes with preparing for your transition to college, don't forget to allow yourself time to be excited! Meeting new people, gaining independence, and having new experiences are all things to look forward to as an incoming student."

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    Kathryn Cole '24

    Major: English & Media and Communications

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Go to Program Board events

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Painting and guitar

    Before you graduate, you should: Meet a politician

    My advice: “It’s a crazy time, but it goes so fast. Enjoy it while you can!”

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    Jeremy Crawford '22

    Major: Musical Theatre

    Hometown: Millersville, MD

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends on the Basilica Lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Group FaceTime calls with friends

    Before you graduate, you should: See a show at the National Theatre

    My advice: “The transition to college is always difficult. If you’re feeling nervous, you’re not alone, but Catholic will quickly feel like a second home!”

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    Kelly Crines '23

    Major: Media and Communications, Marketing Minor

    Hometown: Brielle, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hangout/do work at the Pryz picnic tables!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My family got a peloton so I started working out a lot and have come to really enjoy it. I also spent a lot of time driving by the beach it’s honestly my favorite pastime.

    Before you graduate, you should: Night monumenting

    My advice: "Be open to meeting as many people as you can, introduce yourself to everyone, leave your dorm door open so you can meet the people you’re living with."

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    Dom Decker '23

    Major: Management; HR Management, Sales Specializations, Hispanic Studies Minor

    Hometown: Marlton, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Plan and go to Program Board Events

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Cooking

    Before you graduate, you should: Climb to the top of the Washington Monument

    My advice: “You're not alone. There are so many other students and families going through this exact same feeling, so it's okay to be emotional and upset. Don't hold it in it will only make it harder.”

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    Catalina DeMassi '23

    Major: Not for Profit Management, Hispanic Studies Minor

    Hometown: Mansfield, MA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Working in a Maloney study bubble

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: I started video editing over quarantine and playing tennis!

    Before you graduate, you should: Visit every Smithsonian museum

    My advice: “Everything seems new and scary when you first get to college, but everyone else is feeling the same way you are. You are not alone in being worried or scared. No one has it all figured out before they get here.”

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    Alexander Diaz '24

    Major: Politics, Digital Art & Design Minor

    Hometown: Tuscon, AZ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Walking and appreciating nature

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Interior design

    Before you graduate, you should: Going to the National Arboretum

    My advice“Don’t be afraid to try new things. Especially if you are moving far from home, it’s so easy to spend all of your time in your room. Get out, explore campus, explore clubs, discover DC!"

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    Thomas Do '22

    Major Theology; Mathematics, Secondary Education, Philosophy, Minors; Pastoral Ministry Certificate

    Hometown: Lanham, MD

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Go to Mass with my friends, and then get lunch or dinner afterwards.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Cooking

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to the Museum of the Bible


    My advice: “Learn how to manage your time effectively”

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    Brenna Dockett '22 (Team Captain)

    Major: Nursing, Spanish for Healthcare Certificate

    Hometown: Valhalla, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out outside of the Pryz!

    Hobby that I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: One hobby that I picked up during quarantine was learning tons of self-care mainly by learning to cook, to lift, and to enjoy the small moments!

    Before you graduate, you should: I want to go to Gravelly Point and take pictures at sunset with the planes flying in the sky


    My advice: “Put trust in the process and in yourself. Be goofy, be loud, be yourself, this is the time to blossom into your best self!”

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    Sam Ferris '23 (Team Captain)

    Major: Nursing, Psychology Minor

    Hometown: Yardley, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sit on the Pryz patio with friends

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Walks

    Before you graduate, you should: Go on a Segway tour of DC

    My advice: “While everyone shows it differently, the transition to college life is difficult for everyone; so don't be afraid to reach out to other students or Orientation Advisors for help.”

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    Alicia Flores '24

    Major: Philosophy, Spanish Minor

    Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sit and do homework on the Basilica Lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I learned a new workout routine and fell in love with working out

    Before you graduate, you should: Go see the cherry blossoms

    My advice: “Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there :) go say hi to everyone.”

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    Tess Franscioni '23 (Team Captain)

    Major: Musical Theatre, Politics Minor

    Hometown: Monterey, CA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sitting outside the Pryz with my friends and pretend to do homework.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I loved just sitting on the beach. I would drive down in my sweatshirt and leggings and just lay in the sand and watch the waves.


    Before you graduate, you should: Watch the sunrise on the National Mall

    My advice: “Don’t stress! Everything happens for a reason and it’s always gonna work out in the end. There is a place for everyone here at Catholic.”

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    Juliana Gahr '24

    Major: Psychology; Intelligence Studies Certificate with a Theology and Religious Studies Minor

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: My favorite thing to do on campus is study, pray, or hang out on the Basilica lawn.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: One of my favorite ways to keep in touch during quarantine was to write letters!

    Before you graduate, you should: Before I graduate, I would love to take a tour of the White House!

    My advice: “If I could give any advice to the first years, I would say join clubs and attend events on campus! One of the best ways to smooth the transition into college is to get involved. This allows you to meet new people and indulge in everything Catholic has to offer!”

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    Luis Garcia Abundis '24

    Major: Psychology & Brain Sciences

    Hometown: Aberdeen, NC

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Study and hang out with friends at Murphy's (Pryzbyla center).

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Sending written letters out to friends locally or out of state. A written letter can truly make a difference in someone's life or even brighten up their day.

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to Gravelly Point with my friends, watch the planes fly above us while we eat delicious food from our charcuterie board, and take pictures.

    My advice: “Get involved on campus. Being involved on campus is one way that it has allowed me to meet new people that today are some of my closest friends and that are passionate in serving their community in the organizations/club they are involved in with you.”

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    Connor Gerrity '22 (Team Captain)

    Major: Marketing, Creative Industry & Design Minor

    Hometown: South Windsor, CT

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sing in Redline a Cappella!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Running :)

    Before you graduate, you should: See the National Mall at sunrise

    My advice: “Welcome change with open arms!”

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    Andrew Green '23

    Major: Marketing, Hispanic Studies Minor

    Hometown: Annandale, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Doing class on the Law School lawn!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Learning to cook more! My personal favorite recipe right now is vegetable pasta with chicken and blistered tomatoes.

    One of my favorite ways to keep in touch with my family is playing any game on GamePigeon. Sometimes my family/friends' schedule does not match with mine so playing 8-Ball or "Battleship" allows an interaction (in some capacity) and we can have fun at the same time.


    Before you graduate, you should: Meet President Biden and/or Vice President Harris. I met Dr. Biden so I feel I'm halfway there.

    My advice: “Be open to new things!”

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    Bridget Guinee '23

    Major: English, Marketing Minor

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Throw a frisbee with friends on the law school lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Embroidering and thrifting!

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to a Penguins vs. Capitals game at Capital One Arena

    My advice: “Before your first day of classes, take a walk around campus with some new friends. You’ll pass all of the buildings you have classes in and familiarize yourself with your home for the next four years!”

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    Molly Haas '23

    Major: Accounting, Hispanic Studies Minor

    Hometown: Loveland, OH

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends, picnics on the basilica lawn, and get starbies :)

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I have known how to knit since I was 8 but over quarantine I knit a LOT of socks.


    Before you graduate, you should: I would love to go to at least 10 museums

    My advice: “It isn't as scary as you think it is! Orientation and the first week are so fun but sometimes overwhelming and that is okay. The new start isn't necessarily a bad thing and CUA is the kind of place where you can be 100% yourself and meet people you connect with. I was terrified of coming to a school where I didn't know anyone, but I've met friends for life here at CUA.”

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    Brianna Hartmann '22

    Major: Environmental Studies, Peace & Justice Studies Minor

    Hometown: Long Island, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: On campus I love to set out a blanket on the Basilica lawn and hang with friends. Whether we are doing work, relaxing in the sun, or playing kan jam, the basilica lawn is always the perfect space to spend a nice sunny day.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: During quarantine I volunteered at local DC gardens and greenhouses and found a new love for gardening and harvesting produce for our DC neighbors. It was such an amazing way to get outside, stay safe and learn something new!

    Before you graduate, you should: Before graduation, one thing to cross off the D.C. bucket list is definitely to spend a day walking through the national arboretum. It is only a short trip from campus and it is like going to another world, the gorgeous gardens and greenspace makes it the perfect place to have a brunch picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

    My advice: "The transition to college is something that is hard to plan for but one thing I have learned in my time at Catholic is to be open and embrace the uncomfortable. I have grown the most in the hard moments and the plans I had laid out for what I thought my college career has been changed in the best of ways."

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    Gracie Hastings '24

    Major: Marketing

    Hometown: Manhattan, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Having picnics with my friends on the different lawns on campus!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite activity that I have picked up during quarantine is working out. Also, one of my favorite ways of keeping in touch with friends and family is FaceTime.

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to the monuments during the night!

    My advice: “My advice for students who are transitioning to college is to not be afraid of reaching out! As this transition may be difficult at first, there are so many helpful resources at CUA that can accommodate any needs. My advice for families is to be there for their children! Transitioning to college can be a tough process, so incoming students will need all the support they can receive.”

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    Libby Hodgkins '22

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Cumberland, ME

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sit outside Maloney

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Making different kinds of coffees

    Before you graduate, you should: Get a photo of all state signs!

    My advice: "Remember to call your loved ones, it’s a transition for them too!”

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    Thomas Holmes '22

    Major: English, Theology Minor

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Read on the Pryz lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My friends and I downloaded the app Houseparty to keep in touch which was really fun!

    Before you graduate, you should: Wake up early and watch the sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial

    My advice: “Leave your door open to meet the people in your hall!"

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    Erin Huber '24

    Major: Marketing, Certificate in Intelligence Studies

    Hometown: Flanders, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: My favorite thing to do on campus is picnic with all my friends on the Basilica Lawn!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite activity that I started doing during quarantine was going outside and dancing in the rain, or hiking!

    Before you graduate, you should: Get an internship at the CIA!

    My advice: “For new students: Trust that everything happens for a reason, and try to treasure where you are in the moment instead of being stressed about the future. Also: get involved!!!”

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    Jessica Jalowiec '23

    Major: Nursing, Spanish for Healthcare Certificate

    Hometown: Wood Dale, IL

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sit under the terrace next to the Law School Law and either pray or do homework

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: I picked up painting again as a great way to relax and unwind

    Before you graduate, you should: Visit and learn about Arlington Cemetery (it is beautiful and has so much meaning)

    My advice: "Find a balance between staying connected with family and friends from home while learning to spread your wings on your own! I recommend calling home every 1-2 weeks to feel connected without feeling helicoptered."

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    Liam Jamolod '24

    Major: Marketing, Studio Art Minor

    Hometown: Howell, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: My favorite thing to do on campus is go for late night walks with friends.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: One of my favorite hobbies I picked up during quarantine is sewing.

    Before you graduate, you should: One thing to cross of my "D.C. bucket list" before graduating is going to every museum and also, not as much D.C. related, but go to every metro stop and do something at every one.

    My advice: “Don't stress about the little things and try to have fun and enjoy the moments!!”

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    Kate Janik '22

    Major: Architecture, Sustainability Minor

    Hometown: Stamford, CT

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Cartwheel through Crough

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Watercoloring! I made a business out of it and now sell my artwork to a local gift store in CT!

    Before you graduate, you shouldGet inside the Capitol Dome.

    My advice: "Be kind to yourself - transition takes time and everyone's looks different!"

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    Emma Jones '23

    Major: Psychology, Anthropology Minor

    Hometown: Mashpee, MA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: I love to study by the law school lawn. It's such a beautiful part of campus and it never seems to be too crowded, which makes it a perfect study spot when it's warm out!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I began painting over quarantine. I used to love art when I was younger, and found myself following Bob Ross tutorials on YouTube while at home. It's super fun and a great way to keep busy and happy during these crazy times!

    Before you graduate, you should: I definitely want to see the DC cherry blossoms before I graduate. I haven't been on campus since March 2020 before the quarantine when I was still a freshman. Sadly, that means I've missed out on two years worth of the beautiful springtime scenery in DC. I cannot wait to take some artsy pictures with the flowers next year!

    My advice: "Making new friends is one of the most exciting and stressful parts of the beginning of college. My grandmother once told me, "there are no strangers, just friends you haven't met yet." I think this is especially true for the CUA community, and I recommend that new students get involved in clubs and activities on campus to make new friends with similar interests. It can be scary to put yourself out there, but it is totally worth it when you start to recognize more faces around campus and make more connections!"

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    Patricia Kwiatek '23

    Major: Chemistry, Sustainability Minor

    HometownJackson, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: When the weather is nice I love to do my classes or read outside and grab some coffee from the Reserve Starbucks across the street!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I started knitting! I'm not the best but I think its fun and relaxing to do. I also signed up for pen pal programs and now I write letters to people across the country.

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art.

    My advice: “Remember to check if any of your textbooks can be found in the Mullen Library on reserve before you go out and buy them for class!”

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    Kerry Leary '23

    Major: Marketing

    Hometown: Babylon, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Layout/tan & play Spikeball on the Pryz or Basilica lawn!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: During quarantine I started a RedBubble shop to sell my art & got very talented at FaceTiming ;)

    Before you graduate, you should: Before I graduate I would love to kayak at the Wharf & go to a Nationals game!

    My advice: “For families: You will need more command strips than you think & get pumped about going to college it is such an exciting step in life!!

    For students: Everyone is just as nervous as you are! Take advantage of freshman year say hi and introduce yourself to everyone. Put yourself out there, don't be scared to go to a club meeting or event. Everyone at CUA is super nice & the best part of freshman year is meeting so many new people.”

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    Alexandra Lopez '24

    Major: Musical Theatre

    Hometown: Ashburn, VA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Get Starbucks and hang out in The Pryz!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: The best hobby I picked up during quarantine was crocheting and embroidering! (I even made myself a beanie)

    Before you graduate, you should: Visit all the Smithsonian museums!

    My advice“It's ok to be nervous, but just remember everything will fall into place with time! It can be scary and a change of pace, but be patient, stay determined, and you'll become accustomed in no time.”

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    Mary Lynskey '23

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Southampton, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sing with Take Note Acapella

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I really enjoyed cooking and walking my sweet dog named Tate.

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    My advice: “Get involved! The best way to make friends and have a great time is to put yourself out there and try new things!”

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    Sheila Magrini '22

    Major: Accounting, Data Analytics Minor

    Hometown: Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Studying/spending time with friends

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Making homemade pizza on Friday nights for my family (I think I got pretty good at it) AND working out with Peloton

    Before you graduate, you should: Watch the sunrise from the Lincoln Memorial

    My advice: “The transition to college takes time for both students and their families. It can be quite daunting, so give yourself time to adjust to it all. My advice is to take each opportunity as it comes. Don't be afraid to say yes even if it is a little out of your comfort zone. You never know where it might lead you. And, rest assured, by the end of the year, Catholic can feel like home.”

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    Patrick Maxwell '22

    Major: Politics; Arabic/Islamic World Studies, Intelligence Studies Minors

    Hometown: Holland Township, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: After a long day of studying in the Mullen Library, I love walking out the giant doors and seeing the Baslicias beauty next to the beautiful basilica lawn! This makes me appreciate the opportunity that I have going to this beautiful school in our nation's capital.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Reading a lot of books in the areas of US Intelligence, World History, and about the Middle East

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to the FDR Memorial

    My advice: “Enjoy the moment! Do not be nervous about the transition, enjoy the experience you worked so hard to get to this point in life, and instead of worrying about the future focus on the present and enjoy this milestone in life. If you focus too much worrying about the transition, you are going to miss out and not enjoy this new, exciting, and life changing experience!.”

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    Colleen McDonald '22

    Major: Nursing, Spanish for Healthcare Certificate

    Hometown: Walpole, MA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Grab Starbucks and sit on the Basilica Lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I love baking!

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to the top of the Washington Monument

    My advice: “Get involved on campus and try to meet as many people as your can! If can be challenging at first but you will find your lifelong friends. Always stay true to yourself."

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    Robert Milano '22

    Major: Psychology and Brain Sciences, Biology, Pre-Med

    Hometown: Staten Island, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: My favorite thing to do on campus is hang out on the Pryz lawn with my friends and play guitar with them

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite hobby I picked up during quarantine is getting back to playing my guitar!

    Before you graduate, you should: Before I graduate, I would love to go to a Nationals game with all my friends!

    My advice“Be present in the moment and enjoy these four years to the best of your ability...it goes by very quickly. Don't stress about the future, you'll find your place!"

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    Tyrica Miller '23

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Washington, DC

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hangout with friends at the CV fountain.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: My new favorite activity is trying to propagate random things with minimal knowledge of plants.

    Before you graduate, you should: I would like to go to the Artechouse!

    My advice: “Don't be afraid to ask for directions, struggle, try new things. Students may look like they know what we're doing, but at the end of the day, we're all struggling in some manner or form and you never know what you'll learn. It's easier said than done, but it is a great time to learn how to explore, inquire respectfully, and learn new things."

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    Zoriana Moulton '23 (Team Captain)

    Major: Politics Pre-Law; Social Work and Hispanic Studies Minors

    Hometown: Waterford, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Go to the Program Board Events.

    Hobby I picked during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Paint by numbers! And I loved zoom theme nights with friends and family!

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to a Nats game and a concert at the Anthem

    My advice: “Get involved on campus! Every organization is so welcoming and its such an easy way to make friends with the same interests as you!"

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    Madeline Mustin '23

    Major: English, Drama and Media Studies Minors

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Going to Program Board events! Or (technically not on campus) taking pics at the Basilica, rain or shine!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I've always loved to do both, but, during quarantine, I seemed to double how much I baked and wrote poetry.

    Before you graduate, you should: Same as last year...I want to experience as many different coffee shops as possible! I'd also like to have a day trip to Annapolis!

    My advice: “Don't worry about having the "perfect" transition! In fact, prepare yourself for many imperfections. Not only can you learn from them, but they may also help you go out of your comfort zone, try new things, gain new perspectives, make new friends, and grow/mature as a person. Also remember, everyone else is in the same exact boat as you are, and you have so many wonderful people/resources to support you during the transition!”

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    Mary Nugent '23

    Major: Nursing, Psychology Minor

    Hometown: Herndon, VA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sing with Take Note Acapella!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Technically it's not a new hobby, but I started playing piano again!

    Before you graduate, you should: Sunrise at the Tidal Basin, specifically in cherry blossom season!

    My advice: “Schedule one time to call home every week- you'll definitely talk to your family more than that, but having a specific time to look forward to every week helps keep them a priority!”

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    Caden O'Neal '23

    Major: Philosophy and Politics, Pre-Law

    Hometown: Military Family

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Play frisbee with the Dominican Sisters!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Learning to cook with my Italian grandma!

    Before you graduate, you should: Intern on Capitol Hill!

    My advice: “Enjoy the awkward moments, because they always lead to good things!”

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    Molly Ozanian '24

    Major: Politics and Sociology

    Hometown: Lynnfield, MA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Doing Homework on the basilica lawn or outside at the Pryz.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I picked up painting during quarantine, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but stopped doing it as much when I started school.

    Before you graduate, you should: I would like to scooter around DC, and do a tour of DC on the scooters.

    My advice: My biggest piece of advice would be to be friendly and really outgoing at the beginning because it makes it easier to make friends. Another piece of advice (although it is basic) is really learn time management and do not procrastinate because it makes life easier, less stressful, and it allows for you to have more fun and less stress on weekends.”

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    Katie Paiva '23

    Major: Media and Communications, Hispanic Studies Minor

    Hometown: Dover, NH

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Eat dinner on Pryz Patio with friends during sunset

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Baking cakes

    Before you graduate, you should: See a musical at the Kennedy Center

    My advice: "Join at least one team or club to get to know people who have similar interests as you.”

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    Jacqueline Palaganas '23

    Major: Media and Communication, Marketing Minor

    Hometown: Treasure Island, FL

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Eating dinner on the basilica lawn with friends to watch the sunset

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite hobby that I have picked up during quarantine is actually doing movie reviews! I have a list on my notes app on my phone of movies I have watched, along with my rating for them and a short review. My favorite way to keep in touch with friends was doing online movie nights with them over zoom.

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to all the Smithsonian museums.

    My advice: “You will make friends! I've gone through the transition to college twice since I am a transfer student, and I can promise you that you will find your people no matter what.”

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    Sophia Pelekasis '24

    Major: Vocal Performance (Opera)

    Hometown: Alexandria, VA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: My favorite things to do on campus include: Studying (pretend studying) with friends in Murphy's, practicing in Ward Hall in the Rome School, and going to all the on-campus events (especially the open-mic nights).

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Over the course of quarantine I did a lot of song writing and journaling! Additionally, I started running on the treadmill and enjoyed the warm weather by playing tennis with my family! Half of my family lives in Greece and not seeing the over quarantine was very hard! To keep in touch we Skype, write emails, and watch each other's Tik Toks.

    Before you graduate, you should: Before I graduate from DC I hope to intern at the Kennedy Center and would like to go to as many museums in DC as possible (especially the Holocaust museum)!

    My advice: “Every student's transition into college varies. There is both excitement and nervousness from every perspective! However, regardless of how one feels about this transition they should remember to feel very proud of their accomplishments. You made it! You're in college! Take a breath and let everything work itself out the way it is supposed to. There is a path already written for each one of us, and it is our responsibility to live each moment with an optimistic mentality. You will gain a lot of Independence and learn a lot about yourself over the course of your collegiate years. If I could give any advice to incoming freshman, it would be to find the happiness within themselves and use that to fuel their future experiences and encounters! Also, thank your family for their support to get you here, but also give yourself some recognition for all of your accomplishments. Families, make sure to take advantage of the time you have with your incoming student, and tell them it is okay to be nervous during this time! They will be gone and all grown up before you know it. I am wishing you all the best of luck, and will be here if you have any questions, want advice, or simply want to say hi! HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER!”

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    Julia Perez '23

    Major: Psychology and Sociology

    Hometown: Trumbull, CT

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Late night walks around the campus talking and bonding with friends (:

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Baking focaccia! Also, I sent hand-written letters to my friends to keep in touch during quarantine!

    Before you graduate, you should: Book a karaoke room with all your friends, get all dressed up, and sing all your favorite songs.

    My advice: “Be present! It's so easy to get caught up in all the worries of college and what is to come, but try your hardest to stay present and live it up in the moment!”

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    Sarah Peterson '22

    Major: Nursing, Spanish for Healthcare Certificate

    Hometown: Glastonbury, CT

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends on the Pryz patio.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Setting up Netflix parties with friends so we could all watch a movie together over Zoom.

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to see the sunrise at the monuments, especially during cherry blossom season!

    My advice: "Be vocal! Ask for help if you need it and be the first to talk to someone new!"

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    Mary Petito '23 (Team Captain)

    Major: Politics, English Minor, Pre-Law Track

    Hometown: North Bergen, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang with friends on the Pryz patio!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I loved FaceTiming my friends during quarantine as well as journaling every morning and night.

    Before you graduate, you should: To go to every museum in DC possible

    My advice: “For new students - try everything! If you have even the slightest interest in something on campus, just go for it! You never know what can happen as a result of it.”

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    Mike Phillips '22

    Major: Marketing

    Hometown: Yonkers, NY

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Go on Market runs with the fellas

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Started sending cards to family members

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to a caps game

    My advice: "Be open to trying new things"

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    Kathleen Polking '24

    Major: Drama

    Hometown: Charlotte, NC

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends outside the pryz on sunny days!!!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with my loved ones: Baking!

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to all the ends of the metro lines (Glenmont, Shady Grove, Greenbelt, etc.)

    My advice: "Always be open to making new friends! Say yes as much as possible!"

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    Kelli Rasmussen '23

    Major: Business Management, Sports Management Specialization

    Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Just go for walks all over campus

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: During quarantine I ended up playing a lot of spike ball and Kan-Jam while camping with my family

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to the top of the Washington monument

    My advice“Take steps outside your comfort zone and get involved in as many different things around campus that you can. It helps you meet more people and have a great time every day!”

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    Alyssa Reed '22

    Major: Musical Theatre, Politics Minor

    Hometown: Scranton, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Going to Starbucks!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I got a peloton during quarantine and picked up cycling!

    Before you graduate, you should: See a famous politician in the city

    My advice: “The transition to college can be overwhelming and stressful, but everything will fall into place! Trust the process and enjoy it because it will be over before you know it!”

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    Claire Regan '22

    Major: Nursing, Psychology Minor

    Hometown: Fairfield, CT

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sit outside the pryz and eat lower pryz sushi

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Baking!!

    Before you graduate, you should: Run a marathon in DC!

    My advice: “Don't be afraid to just introduce yourself to someone new and get a conversation going!”

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    Cecile Rousseau '22

    Major: Psychology and Brain Sciences, Pre-Med; Theology Minor

    Hometown: Muncie, IN

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Go to Campus Ministry and Program Board events!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I've started sending people postcards!

    Before you graduate, you should: Get a tour of the White House

    My advice: “Invest in a freezer bag from Trader Joe's. Their salted caramel ice cream is a game changer and much cheaper than Pryzbyla Center Ben and Jerry's”

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    Cristina Salazar-Ordonez '23

    Major: Marketing, Asian Studies and Sales Minors

    Hometown: El Paso, TX

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Make friends

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Knitting

    Before you graduate, you should: Find the best taco place

    My advice: “Be open to getting out of your comfort zone”

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    Margaret Schiavone '23 (Team Captain)

    Major: Nursing, Spanish for Healthcare Certificate

    Hometown: Bel Air, MD

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Play spikeball on Basilica Lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Hiking with family & zoom/FaceTime

    Before you graduate, you should: Go to Wok and Roll

    My advice: “GET INVOLVED!!! Talk to your orientation advisors on how you can !! We love meeting new people !! :)”

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    Jack Shields '22

    Major: Accounting

    Hometown: West Chester, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Walk around!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Golfing

    Before you graduate, you should: Watch a Philadelphia sports team in a DC stadium.

    My advice: “Take everything one step at a time, college is all about enjoying each moment and learning along the way!”

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    Maisy Sullivan '23

    Major: Philosophy, Writing and Rhetoric Minor

    Hometown: Toms River, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: I love getting a nice Pryz Starbucks cold brew and walking around or doing work with my friends. I also love attending events! (free food, duh!)

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: During quarantine, I spent a lot of time drawing, writing, and listening to music. It was so simple, but it was a great way to relax and redirect my focus to things that I love when I was by myself. I became very at peace and confident in myself by simply doing things I enjoy.

    Before you graduate, you should: Technically I already did it, but watching the sunrise over the Washington Monument while sitting on the Lincoln Memorial was one of the prettiest things I have ever seen. I want to do that more often because appreciating the city is so important. It is so beautiful, and I think a lot of students forget it is right at our fingertips. I would do that 100 more times before I graduate if I can!

    My advice: “Let yourself have fun! Getting involved is not "uncool." It helps you meet so many great people, and gives you a nice getaway from the stress of classes. It gets you out of the routine of class, eat, sleep. If you don't let yourself become open to these experiences, you will miss out greatly. Have fun, introduce yourself to people, and put your beautiful face out there!”

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    Alexandra Tomaine '24

    Major: Nursing, Business Management Minor

    Hometown: Jermyn, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: My favorite thing to do on campus is to sit outside on a nice day in front of the Pryz or on the Basilica lawn doing work or just hanging out with friends.

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: During quarantine, I would enjoy taking my dog for walks and cooking something new for dinner.

    Before you graduate, you shouldOne thing to cross off my "D.C. bucket list" before I graduate would be to visit every one of the museums in Washington, DC.

    My advice: “Don't be nervous! Many people feel the same way as you do, but everyone, including the "scary" upperclassmen are here to help. Adjusting to a new environment can come with a lot of changes, emotions, etc., but by being flexible and allowing to give yourself time to adjust to those changes will benefit you in the end. To the parents, we are here to ensure that your child will feel comfortable in their transition to college.”

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    Ryan Tufford '24

    Major: Architecture

    Hometown: Mount Holly, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Spikeball

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Graphic Design and Walking

    Before you graduate, you should: See a street performance

    My advice: “Set up scheduled times per week to call parents. Sunday is usually a good day cause not much is going on.”

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    Chloe Van Syckle '22 (Team Captain)

    Major: Politics; Education Studies Minor & Humanities Honors Track

    Hometown: Medford, NJ

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Table in the Pryz to meet new friends!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Painting!

    Before you graduate, you should: Slide down the Lincoln memorial!

    My advice: “If you do what you love with your time, then you win! Find what brings you joy, and stick with it. The trip is worth it!”

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    Monica Wallace '22

    Major: Economics, Politics and Finance Minors

    Hometown: Baltimore, MD

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Sitting on the lawn in front of the Basilica journaling or having a picnic with friends

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: Learning the guitar! I have always wanted to learn, but never had the time until quarantine.

    Before you graduate, you shouldFree concerts on Fridays at the John F. Kennedy Center!

    My advice: “Be sure to get involved with a few clubs at the beginning of the school year! It is a great way to meet other students in all academic years and find friends with similar interests as you.”

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    Angelica Warsaw '24

    Major: Psychology and Social Work, Hispanic Studies Minor

    Hometown: Leesburg, VA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends in Murphy's, play games on the Basilica Lawn

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: I started painting during quarantine! I'm not sure if I'm even good, but I love putting on a good show and just painting whatever comes to mind! It's super relaxing and fun for me!

    Before you graduate, you should: I still haven't made it to the Cherry Blossom Festival! I really want to wake up early, get some coffee, and go down there for sunrise with some friends!

    My advice: “My advice is to be open to new experiences no matter what! It is definitely a scary transition, but being open and excited to try new things is really going to open the door for so much! Always be willing to step outside of your comfort zone, and know that there are SO MANY people at CUA here to support you and walk with you!"

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    Riley Wilson '23

    Major: Nursing

    Hometown: Folsom, PA

    My favorite thing to do on campus: Table in the Pryz to meet new friends!

    Hobby I picked up during quarantine/how I kept in touch with loved ones: My favorite hobby during quarantine was working out and playing guitar!

    Before you graduate, you should: I would like to visit as many museums as possible before I graduate!

    My advice: “Welcome to your new home! I know moving to a new place and meeting new people can be overwhelming but we are here to make sure you have the best experience possible! There are many of opportunities and activities for you on and off campus so don't be afraid to ask questions. We are not just your OA's but your friends too! A huge piece of advice from me is to meet as many people as possible, get involved, and tour DC! There is so much to do! We are so excited for you! Roll Cards!!!"