Have you heard about the Orientation Welcome Back Concert? If not, its one of the evening events planned for orientation. It will be on Saturday, August 24 and will feature some great and popular student artists as well as the band Con Bro Chill as headliner. So, the song above will most likely be performed.
We (the orientation team leaders) are really excited about the concert, but we’re just as excited for the whole orientation experience! We’ve been working for about 6 weeks on everything for orientation. We almost have the schedule completed, have ordered all of the orientation “swag”, reserved spaces for the events, put together some OL training materials, and so much more. Now we are starting to move into the final planning stages (putting everyone into their small groups!)
Fill out the poll bellow so we can see what you are most excited for!!!!
To enter campus: Turn off of College Road onto George Fox Drive. George Fox is the second light after Friendly Avenue.
Parking: Enter the first lot on the right (Hendricks Lot) or the second lot on the left (Bryan Lot).
Check-In is from 8-9:30 AM in the Lobby of Frank Family Science Center. Entering campus onto George Fox Drive, Frank is the building straight ahead. It is visible from both of the parking lots that are open for Summer Orientation.
From the Hendricks Lot: Enter Frank from the door at the end of the building closest to Binford Hall and the Hendricks Lot. Walk all the way down the hallway to the end of the building and through the double doors into the Lobby.
From the Bryan Lot: Turning right out of the lot, walk back along the road following the curve just before the Bryan lot. Walk up the stairs on the left and enter the building through the Frank library. Turn left into the hallway and through the double doors into the Lobby.
Students may choose to bring their own calculators for the Quantitative Literacy test.
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Guilford College Outdoors club (GCOC!), Active Minds, Guilford College Religious Observance (GCRO), and Hillel. I also play piano in one of the Jazz combos. I also volunteer with other students to tutor a family with five children from Africa.
Favorite movie: The Legend of 1900
Why I choose Guilford: I was looking for a small, liberal arts school in the south. Guilford has a really good Health program (that includes pre-O.T.). I also love the atmosphere (the woods and the general friendliness of students).
Name: Grace Sullivan
Year: Senior (2014!!)
Hometown: Ben Lomond, CA
Major: Religious Studies & Mathematics with a minor in Quaker Studies
Interests: Baking, the outdoors, music, traveling, people, nerdy conversations
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: Quaker Leadership Scholars Program (QLSP), the Honors Program, counselor’s assistant in the Office of Admission
Favorite movie: Little Miss Sunshine or Slumdog Millionaire
Why I chose Guilford: I fell in love with the beauty and the friendly atmosphere on campus as soon as I visited. Ultimately, I decided I wanted to go to a Quaker school, and Guilford has Quaker programs unlike any other college in the nation.
Name: Chandler Zirkle
Nickname: The Chanman!
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Major: German & Sociology
Interests: Running, Puns, Long walks on the Beach, Salsa Dancing, Twerking, and Modeling
Favorite Movie: Anchorman and A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Why I chose Guilford: I came to Guilford to infiltrate the ranks of the Quaker leaders on campus. So far I have spent two years here and they have have accepted me as their own. For now I lay in wait until the right time. However, soon I will strike….. very sooooooooonnnnnn
Interests: Skateboarding, Long boarding, Snowboarding, Rollerblading, Freestyle Rapping, Playing Videogames, Writing, Reading, Playing Sports (Any Kind), and hanging out and talking philosophy and interpersonal communication
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Writing Club, Worked Conference and Events for two years and now a Tour Guide
Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge
Why I chose Guilford: I came to Guilford to play lacrosse with the legendary Tommy Carmean
Name: Sam Cole
Hometown: Earlysville, VA
Major: Education and History with a Psych minor
Interests: Cooking, video games, quilting, the outdoors.
Favorite Movie: Muppet Treasure Island
Why I chose Guilford: I chose Guilford because of the strong influence of Quaker beliefs, the challenging academics, and the opportunity to pursue lacrosse at the collegiate level.
Name: De’Shauna Ottley
Home town: Harlem, New York
Major: Health Science and Exercise Sports Studies.
Interests: Dancing, Singing, (even though I can’t hold a tune), Cooking and spending time with my family. I am an active member of BUS (Blacks Unifying Society)
Favorite movie: Mean Girls and Bring it On
Why I chose Guilford College: When I was searching for a school I wanted to attend a Liberal Arts college that was diverse and had small classes so that it would be easier to communicate directly with professors.
Name: Vincent Lawrence Schueren III.
Year: Sophomore – 2016
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Interests: Singing, acting, playing outside, climbing trees, amateur parkour.
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Chamber choir, Theater Showcase, Vespers
Favorite Movie: Little Miss Sunshine
Why I chose Guilford: The members of the Guilford community are so friendly, diverse, and open-minded. It makes Guilford a great place to live and learn.
Name: Byron Hamilton
Year: Junior (2015)
Home town: Acworth, GA
Major: Biology & Business Management
Interests: Sports, fitness, food, sleeping
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Tennis team, Rugby team, Campus Activities Board
Favorite Movie: Invictus
Why I chose Guilford: To be more than just a number
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: I work at the library and would like to start going to SAASA meetings this fall.
Favorite Movie: Easy A
Why I chose Guilford: It was the only in small, in state, liberal arts college in North Carolina that met my educational requirements.
Name: Pasangi Perera
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Interests: Running, animals, food, music, TV shows,
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Cross country/track, PPS scholar, member of National honors society for life science (tribeta)
Favorite Movie: Silver Linings Playbook
Why I chose Guilford: I chose to come to Guilford because of the small class sizes and academics
Name: Nina Troy
Year: Sophomore (Class of 2016)
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Major: Theatre and Education double major.
Interests: Art, theatre, movies, adventuring, good food, music, biking, and rock climbing.
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Theatre department, outdoors club
Favorite Movie: Undecided, but it’s a tie between Harry Potter, every Disney movie, and Clueless
Why I chose Guilford: I liked the small campus and close community and the fact that everyone was so welcoming and seemed genuinely happy to see me there.
Name: Khristina Hensley
Hometown: Kannapolis, NC
Major: Forensic Biology
Interests: Biology, Languages, Sports, Reading, Music
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Bonner Scholar, Expressions, Asian Culture Club
Favorite Movie: O Brother
Why I chose Guilford: Guilford felt homey, it has my major, and there are so many things to get involved with
Name: Josh Weil
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Major: Criminal Justice
Interests: Emergency Medical Service, politics, tennis, event planning
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Guilford College Democrats, Hillel
Favorite Movie: Ladder 49
Why I chose Guilford: I chose Guilford because of the small size and inviting campus that I felt once I stepped out onto the quad.
Name: Karlen Lamber
Hometown: Richfield, NC
Interests: Photography, reading, music (listening/playing), volleyball, Harry Potter
Clubs, groups, or other stuff: Bonner Scholar, Honors Program, Peer Educator, intramural volleyball
Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge (and all Harry Potter movies)
Why I chose Guilford: The Bonner program and the community
Name: Kelsey McClellan
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major: Peace & Conflict Studies
Interests: Crafting and spending time with friends
Favorite Movie: White Chicks
Why I chose Guilford: I love the small community. I felt like I was at home the second I stepped on campus. The faculty members are great and understanding, and I have never met so many people with whom I felt so comfortable and open to be myself.
Hey incoming first-years, transfers, parents, Guilford community, or whoever you are!
I’m Sara, one of the four team leaders who will be working this summer to plan the exciting summer and fall orientations! We are all so enthused to be here and our first week has been pretty good! We’ve started ordering some of the fun goodies that freshmen will receive during their fall orientation and have started planning some of the events. With summer Orientation only one month away (Friday, June 28; save the date!), we have a lot of work to do.
During the summer, we will update this blog with information about the team leaders and orientation leaders as well as whats going on in the behind-the-scenes planning. So you should keep checking back to know whats going on and who’s running the events when you get here!
Just 10 days until Commencement on the Guilford College campus, and as everyone else breathes a sigh of relief as their year winds down and wraps up, Orientation and New Student Programs gets ready to ramp up and get going.
It’s a crazy time of year…coming off of the rush of finals and hall closing, and moving into the preparation of June orientation, flurry of student and parent phone calls, and the brainstorming of all the amazing events and programs for August!
Our team is excited to get started, happy to speak to you and answer your questions, and we look forward to meeting all of you as you come through our programs this summer!
I’ve considered myself a leader since senior year of high school where I was the president of the Asian Pop Culture Club. When I left high school I didn’t really see myself becoming a student leader at Guilford.
That abruptly changed when I was handed a work study job within the admissions office here. I worked under the previous Director of Admissions Tania Rachkoskie from the beginning of my 1st year all the way through to the beginning of my 3rd year.