Welcome, class of 2016! My name is Halley and I'm from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I'm a senior English and Spanish double major. I love reading, running, swimming, and basically any kind of relaxing with friends. I also love UD, and I'm so excited that you're going to be joining our wonderful student body! UD is going to be a great place for you to grow over the next four years and it has so much to offer you...from Rome to the Core to tons of clubs and student life events...you'll be hearing lots about it soon. I can't wait to meet all of you at Orientation!
Hello, Class of 2016. My name is Chris and I am from Stevensville, MD. I am a senior Economics major. I enjoy playing any and all types of sports, going to the beach, and traveling. I am excited for the coming school year and to meet all of you. See you all soon.
PAIGE HRYSZKO, New Parent Assistant
I am so excited to be one of the orientation leaders this fall! I am a senior theology major who has thoroughly enjoyed all of my time at UD so far and looking forward to making my last one the best yet! I am involved in drama, campus ministry, and work in the Office of Student Life. Outside of UD, some of my favorite things to do include photography, cooking, and napping. I just finished an incredible summer teaching 7th grade writing to under-served students in Houston with a program called Breakthrough Collaborative, which has inspired me to continue to work with underprivileged students in the future. I can't wait to meet you all soon!
Hi Everyone! My name is Jacob and I'm from Cheyenne, Wyoming. My major is Biochemistry, Pre-Med and I'm a TA for Chemistry. I weight lift, play the harp, and am in the Juggling Club. I'm excited to show you guys UD: it's a great, challenging school, as you will soon find out. See you all soon!
Hey Class of 2016! My name is Bree and I'm from Spring, TX. I'm a senior Economics & Finance major with Business & Math concentrations. I am a part of the fall 2010 Rome class. I love to read, scrapbook, & craft with my roommates. I love UD & all of our crazy traditions. I can't wait to meet all of you in the fall for Orientation!
Hey, Class of 2016! Welcome to UD! My name is Kelly and I'm from Fair Oaks, California. I'm a double major in Drama and English. I love reading, writing, acting, singing, Latin (well, that's a love hate relationship), languages in general, Shakespeare, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and all things UD. I went to Rome this past fall, and I had an amazing time. I'm so excited for Orientation! I look forward to meeting you all. This school is truly a wonderful place, and I know that you all are going to have a ton of fun at Orientation, and at UD!
It's a pleasure to meet you class of 2016! I'm Alexander Bachik and I'm a Junior Business major from Tucson, Arizona. My favorite pass-times are tennis, reading, watching football, and acting. I just got back from Rome and I'm looking forward to rediscovering the joys of Irving with all of you! I'm proud to say that I love being at UD, and I'm sure you'll agree once you get to know it. I'm looking forward to meeting y'all at Orientation!
Class of 2016, I cannot wait to meet you! My name is Lauren, I'm a Junior, and I am studying for a degree in English Literature with a concentration in pre-medical studies. On the side, I love to play on the UD Ultimate team, cook, write, take pictures, read, and travel. You all are going to LOVE UD! The people here are wonderful, and with all the classes, the Rome semester, and clubs, you will feel right at home in no time. I am so excited to meet you this fall and welcome you to Texas!
Greetings, Class of 2016! My name is Brad and I'm from Centertown, MO. I'm a senior Mathematics and Theology double major. I love reading, working with my hands, camping, cooking, and music of all kinds; I play the guitar and the banjo, dabble in piano, and sing. I can't imagine having spent the last three years anywhere else, and I'm as excited as ever to be heading back to Irving this fall. UD truly is a very wonderful place, as you'll soon be discovering for yourselves. I can't wait to meet you guys for Orientation!
Hello, Class of 2016! My name is Abby. I am from Eldersburg, MD and I am a junior Politics major and International Studies concentration. Being at UD has enabled me in so many ways to discover my passions in life, especially after going to Rome last fall. I am looking forward to meeting you all and I can't wait to help welcome you to UD this upcoming fall for your Orientation!
Class of 2016 I salute you! My name is Justin Blan and I'm a Theology Major with a concentration in Medieval and Renaissance studies. UD is a truly great school with tons of opportunities to be involved; I myself am involved with Drama, Boxing, and Knights of Columbus. I myself am just re-experiencing UD as I went to the Rome program last spring and very eager to reacquaint myself with the campus and your class. Be prepared for the time of your lives!
Hello, Class of 2016! My name is Ollie, and I hail from Shawnee, KS. I'm a sophomore Classical Philology major, and I spend most of my non-study time juggling, singing, and reading. I'm looking forward to showing you just how great UD is this fall!
Hi freshmen! I'm Ivanna Bond from Greeley, PA. I'm a Junior English major with a concentration in Latin. I'm absolutely in love with UD and everything about it. I'm involved with Crusaders for Life and University Theater, but like to attend all the events at UD. I really like hanging out in the capp bar and on the mall, and I adored the Rome semester! Exploring Europe was just incredible. You'll have the best time of your life at UD, I'm sure of it.
Hello, Class of 2016! My name is Andrew Bossert and I am from Friendswood, Texas. I am a sophomore Econ and Finance major with a concentration in Accounting. I am on the baseball team at UD and am also part of Air Force ROTC. I went to Rome last fall and had an incredible time there. I am excited to meet you guys in the fall and to be your orientation leader!
Hey y'all! I'm Maria, hailing from Saint Louis, MO (GO CARDINALS!). As a sophomore, I am undeclared major-wise, but seriously considering the new 3/2 Nursing Program. In my free time, I enjoy dabbling in the harmonica, running, attempting to dance, and making cakes. I also played softball for Dallas last spring. I can't wait to show you how stupendous UD is!
Hello and welcome to UD! My name is Brett Combs and I am from Kansas City, Missouri. I am a junior Physics major with a concentration in Spanish. I went to Rome the fall of my sophomore year and will never regret the experience. I enjoy playing all sports, including our random pick-up games of sand volleyball, soccer, softball, and tennis which are never hard to come by on campus. I am really looking forward to this upcoming school year and meeting everyone in the fall. I hope you are getting more excited with every coming day!
Hey there, Class of 2016! My name is Alex, and I am from Covington, Louisiana. I'm a sophomore Politics major with a concentration in Spanish. I love to sing, play guitar, dance (especially Swing dance, ballet, and Zumba), work out, draw, paint, read poetry, keep up with political news and listen to political talk show, hang out with Jesus in adoration, as well as with my wonderful friends here at UD. I will be going to Rome for my spring semester, and will certainly be sharing in your excitements, worries, and impatience in getting there! So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the intellectual atmosphere and strong, fun community that I have been immersed in here at UD, and hope that I can help you embrace this college experience as well! I can't wait to meet 'y'all' for Orientation! God bless!
Welcome to UD, everyone! My name is Claire and I'm a senior economics and finance major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. When I'm not studying, I enjoy running, tennis, and attempting to cook (I'm an expert at setting off the smoke alarm). I also spend a lot of time visiting local hospitals with Crusaders for Kids. I'm very excited to share in your first moments at UD, and I look forward to meeting you all at Orientation!!
Hey my name is Clare and I'm from Brookfield, Wisconsin. It's true, cows are my favorite animals. I am deciding between education and an art major. I love to bake and read but most of all I love music. I would love to hear your favorite song! I'm so excited to meet you all and be back on the beautiful Irving campus after an exciting semester in Rome.
Hi, my name is Kevin and I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. I enjoy slack lining, reading, avocados, the Indy 500, making up interests of mine, and water polo. I am excited to be your orientation leader and will try to guide you through this week as well as Vergil guided Dante through the depths of the Inferno. UD is a really awesome place and y'all are going to love it. Have a great year, and may you always remain between the velvety paws of Aslan.
My name is Christina Gardner and I am from Dearborn Heights, MI. I'm an undeclared soon to be sophomore. When I'm not studying in my favorite chair in the library I can be found dancing, hanging out with friends, or biking. So far I've loved my first year at UD and I can't wait to welcome the class of 2016.
Hi, Class of 2016! My name is Mary, and I'm from Nashville, TN. I'm a junior and I'm majoring in English. I went to Rome this past fall, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I hope to continue to travel, and teach English abroad after I graduate. I look forward to seeing you all on campus!
A cordial howdy from Texas to the freshmen class of 2016. I'm Chris Goldkamp and I hail from New Orleans, Louisiana (and wouldn't have it any other way.) This fall, I will be a first semester sophomore at UD as a business major. Among many other things, I thoroughly enjoy soccer, bonfires, and a good conversation among good people. I'm very excited to meet all of you at the end of this summer and hope that you all enjoy UD as much as I do!
Hey, Class of 2016! My name is Olivia, and I'm a junior philosophy major from Baton Rouge, Louisiana (and proud!). I love to read and listen to music in my spare time, and I also love crafts and photography. I'm so excited to meet the class of 2016 and share all of the things I love about UD with you; including all of the adventures I had this past spring in Rome! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you at Orientation!
Hey Class of 2016! My name is Jeremy and I'm sophomore Biology major from Mission Viejo, CA. I love being involved in more than just classes here at UD, whether that is dancing Wednesday nights away with Swing Club or running out on the track. When I'm not studying or doing something else on campus, I love photography, Photoshop, birds, cooking, baking, and hanging out with friends. Coming to UD was one of the best decisions of my life and I've really become attached to our close community of students and faculty. Have a great summer and I look forward to meeting all of you!
Three cheers for the Class of 2016! My name is Samuel and I'm local, hailing from Fort Worth, TX. I'm a sophomore Physics major. I love reading and philosophy as well, and my hobbies include listening to music, writing (stories as well as essays), and playing on my electric bass. I have not been to Rome, and I might be too attached to the Irving campus to leave. If you love the liberal arts experience, you'll love UD. I'm eager to meet you at Orientation!
Ciao, Class of 2016! My name is Alex Hernandez and I'm from Wichita, KS. I'm a junior Biology major here at UD. I enjoy reading, running, soccer, traveling and hanging out with friends. I studied in Rome in the spring of 2011 and fell in love with the eternal city! UD is a remarkable place to grow in knowledge, faith and character. I am very excited to meet y'all for Orientation!
Hey Guys! My name is Claire and I am a senior, Business major from Coronado (San Diego), California. I'm involved in Student Government, a few clubs such as Rotaract and Crusaders for Life, and work in the Admission Office. I love playing tennis and going to new places to eat in Dallas. I went to Rome during the fall of 2010 and had a blast. UD has truly made my college experience the best! I am sure you guys will feel the same way and I can't wait to meet you guys for Orientation!
Welcome to UD class of 2016! My name is Monica and I am from Coronado, California. I am going to be a junior this upcoming fall semester and I am an Art/Art History major. I am currently involved in Marketshare Business group, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and play tennis. I studied abroad in Rome in the fall of my sophomore year and it was an amazing experience to say the least. I can't wait to show you around campus and give you some insight on all UD has to offer!
Hello, freshmen! My name's Thaddeus. I'm a sophomore physics major from Buford, GA. I enjoy reading and working on cars, mostly working on cars though. Glad you chose UD, it's a great school! Look forward to meeting ya'll at orientation!
My name is Laura Jauregui, I'm Mexican and I live in Madrid, Spain. I am a psychology major and I love traveling, reading, doing community service, playing basketball and hanging out with my friends. I also enjoy listening to Mumford and Sons. I am a sophomore and am very excited to welcome you all to my home, UD. I can't wait to meet you guys for this Orientation! Until then, have a great summer!
Hey Class of 2016! My name's Chandler and I was born and raised in Irving, TX. I'm a junior Psychology major also receiving a teaching certificate. I love spending time with my family, reading and singing. There's nothing else I'd rather do than put a smile on someone's face by making them laugh. I can't wait to meet everyone and show you all what makes UD so great! See you at Orientation!
Welcome to UD! My name is Jessica, and I am a sophomore English major from Wichita, KS. I lived in Theresa Hall my freshman year and I plan on going to Rome this spring. On campus, I'm involved in Student Government, Campus Ministry, the Music Department, and the newspaper. My interests include dancing, singing, playing the piano, and reading. I can't wait to meet y'all and share all my fantastic experiences at UD! It truly is the best university in the country!
Hello, Class of 2016! My name is Cooper and I'm from San Antonio, Texas. I am a junior business major. I enjoy sports, film, intramurals, music, and hanging out with friends. I went to Rome last fall, but have enjoyed being back at UD. The University of Dallas is a great place, as you will soon find out. I look forward to meeting you all at orientation!
Welcome to the UD family, Class of 2016! My name is Mary Jones, and I'm from Oneida, WI (15 minutes away from Lambeau field...GO PACK!) I am a Business and History double major. I enjoy cheering on the Packers, running cross country and track and field for the Crusaders, cooking, traveling, swing dancing, two-stepping, and being spontaneous. Last fall I had an amazing time in Rome, but this fall I am truly excited to make you all feel at home at UD!
Hey everyone! My name is Erin and I'm from Alexandria, VA. I'm a junior double-majoring in Drama and English. When I'm not reading, writing, or at rehearsal, I enjoy playing the piano, singing, and cooking. Last spring was my Rome semester, and I'm very exciting to be back in Irving and meeting you all. I only hope you will all grow to love UD as much as I do!
Hello, Class of 2016! My name is Candace Langsfeld and I am a Sophomore Classics and Pre-med major from Albuquerque New Mexico. I love playing sports. Soccer, swimming, and water polo are the main ones but I enjoy all sports. I love to hike and be in the sun. I also love to read, especially the book in the core here at UD. Coming to UD was one of the best decisions in my life and I absolutely love it here! I can't wait to meet you at Orientation and help you discover what a wonderful place UD is!
Welcome, '16ers! My name is Deandra, and I'm from the wonderfully woodsy world of Tyler, TX. I'm a senior English major with a Medieval and Renaissance Studies concentration, a fondness for Vergil, and a T-shirt with Dante's face on it. I enjoy walking with friends, giving and receiving stories, climbing trees, and using semicolons whenever appropriate. I am thankful for every day I've spent at UD; as such, I'm very excited to meet you, and for you to come to know UD. See you soon!
Hey there, Class of 2016! My name's Maria and I'm from Milwaukee, WI. I'm a junior studying English here at UD. I love playing board games, reading, and singing my little heart out! I love playing intramural soccer and volleyball, and I'm on the Frisbee team--we always need new members, so join us! I'm so excited for this upcoming year; it's going to be a ton of fun--especially because I get to meet you!
Ciao a tutti! Welcome to UD! My name is Elizabeth, and I'm a senior English major with a Business concentration. My home is Metairie (New Orleans), LA. I like playing piano, reading poetry, going to zoos and parks, photographing flowers, singing, drinking Iced Mochas in the Cap Bar, and conversing with friends and faculty. I went to Rome during the spring 2011 semester, and I enjoy furthering my knowledge about Italian and European culture. I look forward to meeting you all and helping you begin your (wonderful, awe-inspiring, beyond-all-expectations, best-time-ever) college experience!
My name is Lauren and I'm from Flower Mound, Texas. I'm a senior Theology major with a concentration in Business. After graduation, I hope to work for a non-profit organization. At UD, I am involved with Best Buddies and Crusaders for Kids. I went to Rome in the fall of 2010. UD is amazing and I love being a student here. I can't wait to meet y'all at orientation.
Hello, New Students, and welcome to UD! I'm Tara, a senior History major concentrating in Spanish and Political Philosophy. I grew up all over the United States, (graduated high school in small town Wisconsin) and now my family resides in Reno, Nevada. I love used book stores, traveling, water sports, most museums, and good coffee. Choosing to attend UD was one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I hope I can help you enjoy your first year here as much as I enjoyed mine!
Hey! My name is Clare Mulhern. I'm a junior from Phoenix, Arizona and I'm majoring in English. I enjoy long walks on the beach, good conversations, and playing volleyball with friends. I also like reading children's books and making ceramics. I'm the third oldest of nine kids and one of my brothers graduated from UD last spring. One of my favorite Bible passages is John 3:16. I can't wait to meet you all at Orientation!
Hey, Class of 2016! My name is Ngoc Ngo (pronounced 'knock no') and I'm from Grand Prairie, TX. I'm a senior Mathematics major that loves to sing, dance, climb trees, and do many other random things. I went to Rome in the spring of 2011, and the impact that it had on me is still so very real, so if you're curious at all about the amazing-ness of the Rome semester, feel free to ask me! UD is an awesome university with an amazing community, and I'm really excited to meet you guys and to help immerse you into our school! See you soon!
MINH CHRISTINA NGUYEN
Hey Class of 2016! My name is Christina and I'm from a small town called Port Arthur, TX. I'm a sophomore majoring in Business with a concentration in International studies. I love reading, cooking, shopping, talking and relaxing. I am super excited to meet all of you to show y'all everything that UD is about. It is an amazing place and I am sure y'all will love it just as much as I do.
Welcome to UD, Class of 2016! My name is Rachel and I am a senior Spanish major from Flower Mound, Texas. I enjoy reading, cooking, and traveling, and I love to run in my free time. I had an amazing time traveling around Rome in the fall of 2010, but it was a great feeling to be reunited with the UD Irving campus last year. UD is a fantastic school where you will make friendships that last you a lifetime. I can't wait to meet you guys and have an exciting senior year!
Greetings, Class of 2016! My name is Shelby and I'm from Trophy Club, Texas. I will be graduating May of 2013. I am a Psychology Major, with a minor in Industrial and Organization Psychology. I went to Rome this past fall, and it was a life changing experience. I learned how to independent, disciplined and a lot about different cultures. The UD "bubble" is truly an amazing place quirks and all. You all are about to enter an amazing, life-changing part of your lives, so be ready! I cannot wait to meet y'all at Orientation!
Howdy, Class of 2016! My name is Valerie and I am a business major from New Braunfels, TX! I love martial arts, dancing, and hunting. I was in Rome last semester and am excited to get back to Irving and meet y'all! UD is a great place with great people! God bless!
Hello New UD Students! My name is Selena Puente, and I am from San Antonio, TX. I am a sophomore, trying to figure out how to combine my passion for international relations, music, and helping others. In my free time I practice violin or mandolin, attempt at amateur photography, write, and read. I know ya'll will love UD, because it is impossible not to; it's a pretty swell place. I cannot wait to meet all you at Orientation, see you then!
Hello! My name is Madeline, I'm from Overland Park, KS, and I'm a junior Elementary Education and Spanish double major. Back in Irving I'm most heavily involved in the Martial Arts Club, Crusaders for Life, and Swing Club. While in Rome my pastimes have included stalking the Pope (this one's unfortunately a joke), losing things in random cities and climbing anything high just to make everything look small. A word of advice, don't think upper classmen are scary or inordinately wise. I was a year younger than all my friends in high school, so I know gaps always seem wider when you're looking up at those above you, but my freshman orientation still feels like yesterday! I was an orientation leader last year, and I'm super excited to come back and do it again, just to see if y'all are as awesome as last year's batch (which I'm sure you are). Welcome to the UD family!
Hey y'all. My name is Allie Rogers. I have grown up in this lovely city of Dallas, with which you will very soon become well acquainted. I am a sophomore biology major, and I aspire to a second major in English (certain individuals have protested me calling myself an English major until I have actually formally declared it). When I can find free time, I love to read, drink herbal tea, play with arts and crafts, and swing dance. So anyway, I'm very excited to meet you all, and I have been praying for you since March. Welcome to UD!
My name is Sebastian Scofield, and I'm from Hillsboro, Oregon. I came to UD because I wanted to study biology in an academically-challenging, Catholic environment. I play guitar and piano, and I'm a member of the Swing Team. More than anything else, I love the wonderful people at UD.
Hey Class of 2016! My name is Kevin Seay, and I'm from New Orleans, LA. I'm a Sophomore Theology major, and I enjoy running, hiking, basketball, and slacklining in addition to TGIT, Sunday Sundays, and Swing Club. UD is an amazing school; I'm excited to see y'all this August!
Hello new freshmen! My name is Charles Shaughnessy and I'm from the extremely small town of Cimarron, KS. I'm majoring in Chemistry. My favorite things to do are hunting, chilling with my buddies, reading, and working harvest at a grain elevator. I'm looking forward to meeting you all this fall at Orientation!
Hey Class of 2016! My name is Cassandra and I'm from Phoenix, AZ. I'm a sophomore Mathematics major with an Art concentration. I enjoy a good academic challenge, soaking up the sun, being with my friends, and listening to and playing music; I play the cello, piano, and guitar. UD is awesome and I hope you'll come to love it as much as I do! Welcome Class of 2016!!
Welcome to UD class of 2016! My name is Ambrose Stearns and I'm from Eunice, Louisiana. I am a Biology major hoping to move on to Medical School after graduation. I play for the UD rugby team and I volunteer with the Youth Achievement Foundation. I spend my free time trying to enjoy the great outdoors. I went to Rome this past fall and I am hoping that you will get the same opportunity. Good luck with everything and be sure to enjoy your summer, and I'll meet you here in the fall!
Welcome to UD, Class of 2016! My name is Laura, and I'm from Woodbridge, VA. I'm a junior Psychology Major with a concentration in Industrial Psychology. Besides looking at my Fall Rome pictures, I love to swim, sail, bake, and two-step. I can hardly wait to share my wonderful experiences with you! I look forward to meeting you all at Orientation! Prepare yourselves for making some of the best memories of your life with the greatest people!
Hey everyone, I'm Alex Taylor and I'm from Austin, TX. I'm a sophomore, and while not completely sure about my major, I might be double majoring in History/Politics with a Business concentration (I started as a Business major my freshman year). I enjoy excessively decorating my dorm room, working on Student Government projects, putting together giant speaker systems, and writing and producing rap music. I love rave, indie, postdubstep, and alternative music as well as The Office, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars. I'm generally the tech guy others in my class come to for help. The best thing about UD is the community, so make sure to attend the early social events, but don't forget to do that reading or it'll stack up!
Hey everyone! My name is Alec and I'm from the greatest city on Earth: St. Paul, MN. I'm a junior Economics major, Italian and Pre-Law concentrations. I'm currently the captain of the Ultimate Frisbee Team, and I play rugby. I went to Rome last fall, and I'm really into being and looking awesome. I love UD and all of my friends here. I can't wait for you guys to come be a part of it all!
Welcome, Class of 2016! My name is Ada Thomas, and I am an English major from Lincolnton, NC. My hobbies include writing, playing the violin, baking, and all kinds of crafts. My favorite UD tradition is, without a doubt, Groundhog, although KAOS is very fun too. I am delighted to be an orientation leader this fall and can't wait to welcome you to UD!
Konichiwa, Class of 2016! My name is Caroline Watanabe and I'm from Osaka, Japan. I'm a junior Psychology major. I love window shopping, hanging out in the sun, cooking, and just being outdoors in nature. I went to Rome this past spring, and I'm super pumped to be back on the Irving campus this fall. I can't wait to meet you guys, and to be a part of your awesome freshman experience! UD is a truly unique and special place and has something to offer for everyone, as you will soon be finding out for yourselves. See you guys at Orientation!
Greetings to the Class of 2016! I'm Zack, a sophomore from McHenry, IL. I wish I could tell you what I'm majoring in, but I'm not sure myself! Something in Philosophy or Politics seems likely though. I love to read, play sports, and am an avid guitarist; if you want to talk music, I will be more than happy to do so! I'm really glad you chose to come to UD, and hope you'll come to love this place as much as I have...I have a sneaking suspicion you will. See you at Orientation!
Hello, Class of 2016! My name is Kelsey and I'm from Sugar Land, Texas. I am a sophomore, Theology major. I love reading, watching movies, and spending time with my friends! The University of Dallas is an amazing place, and I can't wait till you get to experience life as a college student for yourself! See you at orientation!
Welcome to UD! My name is Elizabeth Wolfe and I am a sophomore psychology major and declared pre-med. I'm from a really tiny town in Kansas called Nortonville where I went to public high school. I play the flute in the student choir, am a member of the swing dancing team and Crusaders for Kids, and I love pretty much all of my classes. I can't wait to meet the class of 2016 and I'm sure you'll have as great a time at UD as I am.
Hello, Class of 2016! My name is Phil Wozniak and I'm from Champaign, IL. I am a sophomore Politics major with a Pre-Med concentration. I love to canoe and kayak, mountain bike, and run in my spare time. I loved my freshman year at UD and I'm really excited to have one more semester in Irving before I take off for Rome in the spring. Can't wait to meet you all for Orientation!