Orientation Leaders

Abby

Abby

Orientation Intern

Major: Teaching Life Science
Pronouns: they/them
Hometown:
Hannaford, ND

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Duluth has a beautiful environment to experience. Spend at least a bit of time outside in each season just to say you did it!

Caroline

Caroline

Orientation Intern

Major: English and Marketing
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Beloit, WI

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and take advantage of the unique clubs, organizations, and classes at UMD!

Addie

Addie

Orientation Leader

Major: General History
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Superior, WI

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t be afraid to be the first person to introduce yourself! Be the person who starts a conversation, you’ll meet lots of new people that way!

Adeline

Adeline

Orientation Leader

Major: Social Work
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Houghton, MI

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t be afraid to try new things! You never know what passions you will discover or what friends you will make along the way. Participating in clubs and activities will have such a positive impact on your UMD experience!

Aman

Aman

Orientation Leader

Major: Entrepreneurship
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown:
New Delhi, India

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Embracing discomfort is definitely the ultimate path to self-improvement. Who needs comfort anyway?

Anna

Anna

Orientation Leader

Major: Marketing & Graphic Design
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Redwood Falls, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Get as involved as you can! Check out everything like clubs, Greek Life, campus ministry, and even on campus work! Having those connections really makes campus feel so much smaller and you can never have too many friends!

Bailey

Bailey

Orientation Leader

Major: Teaching Mathematics
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Champlin, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t be afraid to reach out to professors and faculty.

Ben

Ben

Orientation Leader

Major: Communication and Journalism
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Do a practice run through of your day and see where all your classes are in relation to each other.

Cam

Cam

Orientation Leader

Major: Computer Science
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown:
Lanesboro, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone!

Cece

Cece

Orientation Leader

Major: Civil Engineering
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Mound, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Spend as much time as possible out and about on campus. Even if you're just sitting in Kirby Student Center scrolling on TikTok, it's important to be in places where people can interact with you.

Craig

Craig

Orientation Leader

Major: Finance
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown:
Aitkin, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Avoid self-advising; always run your schedule by an advisor. Otherwise, you may take a CALC class you may not actually need… as a hypothetical.

Grace

Grace

Orientation Leader

Major: Criminology
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Plano, TX

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
It’s not embarrassing to participate and be yourself.

Kaylee

Kaylee

Orientation Leader

Major: Teaching Mathematics
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Otsego, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Be willing to seek out events and programs that interest you even in the slightest. You may be surprised by finding yourself a new hobby you would not have thought of otherwise.

Lucas

Lucas

Orientation Leader

Major: Finance and “Risk Management and Insurance”
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown:
Hastings, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Get involved with as much as possible early on!

Luke

Luke

Orientation Leader

Major: Management
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown:
Delano, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Get involved with the Duluth community and play intramural sports!

Maddie

Maddie

Orientation Leader

Major: Marketing and Psychology
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
White Bear Lake, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t be afraid to reach out and get help if you think you may need it. UMD has fantastic counselors through health services that can help you navigate everything going on in your life!

Noah

Noah

Orientation Leader

Major: Ecology
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown:
Duluth, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
If you're ever feeling a bit too stressed just look at the birds and deer for a minute. They're cool.

Paulina

Paulina

Orientation Leader

Major: Computer Science
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown:
Rosemount, MN

Best Advice for Incoming Students:
Almost all events on campus are free! Don’t be hesitant to try new things and get involved!