Summer Orientation: Three Years Later

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by Kelsey Rausch

Right now, the class of 2019 is going through summer orientation! Over the past week, I’ve seen so many posts on social media from excited future Cobbers and it makes me want to reminisce about my splendidly successful summer orientation session. Three years later, the choices I made and things I did during my orientation are still present in my life.

When I signed up for my orientation session, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I didn’t realize that this was going to be my first interaction with the class of 2016! I will never forget when everyone in my orientation group went around saying what Fall Orientation club we were going to be in and the one person in my orientation group that I had clicked with the most was going to be in my club!! What a stroke of luck and actually the first time that going to a “small school” benefitted my life. To this day, I am still friends with Nick and everyone else who was in my fall orientation club! Another thing you do at summer orientation is pick out your classes for the Fall. Luckily, I knew I wanted to be an English Education major, but I had no idea what classes I wanted to take. The advisor I worked with suggested I take my science credit right away in the Fall and while I wasn’t too excited about Biology 101, it turned out to be a great class were I met a lot of good friends! Lastly, at orientation, even thought they don’t warn you, you have to take your College ID photo! After a 3 hour drive early in the morning, I was less than ready for the photo, but now whenever I look at it on my ID, I chuckle a little bit thinking about all of us Cobbers kind of freaking out and trying to make ourselves look half decent for the photo!

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Kelsey Rausch

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Hello, there! I’m Kelsey Rausch and I am an English Education major from Elk River, Minnesota. It is my hope that I will be able to do extraordinary things with my life and I think I chose the right college to help me make an impact on people’s lives. I have some serious Cobber pride and couldn’t be more in love with this amazing college! I love music in every way that it can be taken in, whether that be listening, collecting, watching, or performing. I’d like to think I have great taste in music and I love connecting with people over a shared interest in music. I’m always up for an adventure and trying new things. I’m (apparently) very awful at telling stories, so I have to have crazy adventures to talk about to make up for my lack of ability. I am always in search of good books to read and I am grateful for God, who has blessed me with so much.