The orientation team is responsible for planning both the Orientation and Oh-Wooo Welcome programs, and can't wait to welcome the Class of 2021 to Ohio Wesleyan!. The team includes upperclass students, graduate students, faculty, and staff who are working to ensure your OWU experience is as fun, stimulating, and rewarding as possible. It is our mission to guide students through their transition to OWU as they become members of the Ohio Wesleyan community.
Here’s what you can expect from us:
- Correspondence during the summer
- Help with move-in and settling into your residence hall
- Quality programs that will ease transition to college
- Small-group meetings with professionally trained students
- The opportunity to meet new friends and have fun
- Firsthand advice about how to excel in college
- Upper-class mentors throughout your first semester - and beyond
2017 Orientation Team
Brad Pulcini, M.S.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Student Engagement
Director of the First-Year Experience
Brad recently joined the OWU community in 2016. He works mainly with first-year students through providing programming, support, and resources for first-year students on campus. As part of his role, he plans both first-year student transition programs (Orientation and Oh-Wooo Welcome) and advises the Orientation Team. Brad looks forward to meeting and getting to know all of the first-year students, and can't wait to work with each student on making their first year at Ohio Wesleyan a successful one!
Fun Fact: Brad owns over 50 bowties, and is known as the "bowtie guy" on campus.
Student Co-Director: Programming & Education
Catie is a junior Music & International Studies double major at Ohio Wesleyan and she is thrilled to be a part of the Orientation Team this year! She loves working with faculty members and with her peers to make a contribution to the campus community, whether that be with her sisters in Kappa Alpha Theta, when working with the Campus Programming Board, or while performing on stage at Sanborn Hall. She is working hard to create both an Orientation and Oh-Wooo Welcome! program that will aid students in their transition to college and get them excited about being a Bishop!
Fun Fact: In her spare time, Catie enjoys listening to almost all genres of music. Her favorite musicians of the moment include Nicki Minaj, Claude Debussy, Jukebox the Ghost, and Etta James.
Student Co-Director: Community Outreach
Michael is a sophomore Comparative Literature major and Theatre minor at Ohio Wesleyan. Outside of classes, and on the off chance that he isn’t in the Chappelear Drama Center, Michael works to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural communication with the help of his housemates in the Citizens of the World House and fellow representatives on the Student Inclusion Advocacy Committee. He is excited for orientation and will work hard to maintain communication between the orientation team and the incoming class.
Fun Fact: Before attending Ohio Wesleyan I had never worked on a theatre production.
NODA Graduate Student Intern
Kayla is so excited to be a part of the Orientation Team this summer! She is a current graduate student studying Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina and serves as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. She graduated from Ohio University in 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science in Education. She has loved working with and helping college students find their way ever since she was an Orientation Leader herself! She is going to strive to make the incoming students feel welcomed and "at home" at OWU!
Fun Fact: Kayla ran cross-country and indoor/outdoor track & field at Ohio University, tore her ACL, so now is using one more year of eligibility to compete at the University of South Carolina! Go Bobcats, Go Gamecocks!
The WLs are the heart of the Oh-Wooo Welcome Team, and throughout the fall semester, you’ll turn to them frequently. Unique in interests, talents, and abilities, they represent OWU’s remarkable diversity. Often meeting with small groups of first-year students, WLs are critical to making our new student programs successful. They work behind the scenes, run errands, direct crowds, answer questions, staff events, and more.