We’re one of the only institutions in the nation that have a student led orientation and we are the three students that are planning it this year. The experience here is not what you would find at your average college institution.
If you would like to contact a student orientation director feel free to email them directly.
These are the ODs from Orientation 2014.
My name is Paul Jolly and I’m an Engineer of the class of 2016. I went to high school in Bangalore, India, but I have always lived in Wilmington, Delaware. I’ve actually moved back and forth between the two countries, but essentially I’ve had the same house in Delaware throughout. Mudd stood out for me for a multitude of reasons. However, if I were to choose a couple, they would be the class size and the community. Small class sizes really allow me to get to know the brilliant (and I really mean brilliant!) professors that teach the various courses. It makes the learning experience so much better! The Mudd community, on the other hand, is extremely accepting of all different sorts of people. I had no problem fitting in and getting involved with activities ranging from soccer to recreational a cappella all the way to social dance (activities I never would’ve thought of doing before college). And of course, I can’t forget to mention the extremely fun and interactive Mudd culture: you learn something new from every single person here! I became an orientation director because I want to help successfully convey this exciting nature of Mudd to the incoming freshman, and ensure that they start off their Mudd lives mentally prepared to take on the challenges and optimize the experience that this college has to offer!
Hello. I’m an Engineering major from Fremont, CA. I do track and field, improv comedy, and ride the only acceptable form of transportation: a unicycle. My favorite color is the greek letter xi. I wanted to be Orientation Director to make Orientation 2014 the best ever, strengthen my leadership abilities, and have tons of fun!
My name is Nithya Menon and I’m from Seattle, Washington. I chose to come to Mudd because on top of the unique engineering program, the great professors, and hands on opportunities, I latched on to the tangible sense of community among the students and faculty. Everyday I realize that the best part of working hard at Mudd is working in such close collaboration with my peers. I learn from everyone around me, and while we challenge each other to push our limits, the underlying network of support never disappears. I am an engineering major who is still pretty invested in the CS department. I play varsity tennis for CMS athletics. I tutor/grade for computer science classes. I am a tour guide. Basically, I like to keep busy. I decided to become an orientation director because being a part of orientation as a sponsor last year changed the way I fit into this school. Orientation was a way for me to make a whole new circle of friends and feel reconnected with the group’s love and passion for this school. Mudd orientation is truly unique. We danced and screamed for 4 hours just to welcome every single freshman. We stayed up all night filling up water balloons so the freshman could have a huge pool party and use them all up in 20 minutes. The directors know every freshman by name. I didn’t appreciate Mudd orientation as a freshman, but coming back as a sophomore I was blown away. I applied to be a director because I wanted to be a part of this amazing process that truly showcases the greatest features of Mudd and its students. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity, and I can’t wait carry on the orientation legacy of being truly epic.