Meet your Fall 2018 Orientation Leaders
We are busy recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the 2018 Orientation Leaders. Everyone is really anxious and eager to meet you.
While we work on getting the best, most awesome staff possible, get to know our Lead Orientation Leader, Sorin Miller!
Why did you choose New College? I was drawn to New College for the research opportunities offered to natural science undergraduate students and the possibility to try out complex courses outside of your AOC due to the contract system.
What do you like most about New College? I have been able to take courses, which at other institutions are full lecture halls, with only 8-10 other students. This allows for collaborative discussions, which in turn allows for more complex problems to be studied. I really feel that this has prepared me for more advanced coursework which I am very excited about.
What is one piece of advice that you would give to an incoming student? New College gives you the opportunity to take charge of your education, so take advantage of that. Get to know your professors and talk to your adviser. They are there to help you, but you need to ask. Don’t be afraid to go to them with questions.
What is your favorite New College memory? My favorite New College memory is the morning of the Women’s March here in Sarasota. My roommates and I were heading to the march and we saw a ton of students from on campus heading to the same place. It was really awesome to see the New College community to come together to stand up against policies which harm us all.
What is your favorite memory of Orientation at New College? My favorite memory actually comes from when I was an Orientation Leader last year. We played a large game of Capture the Flag at night across the bay side of campus for a few hours and it was one of the most fun nights I have had here at New College. We all just ran around and played field games from when we were little. It was a fun night with students from all of the different years coming together.