These are two dedicated individuals that are responsible for planning and overseeing all things related to Orientation Week… meet Alessia Colavecchia and Katie Pullella.
St. Mike’s is not only our home away from home, but it was crucial in our transition into college life during our first year at U of T. It assisted us in growing as students, leaders and individuals. Because of this, the two of us wanted to give back to our community, and ensure that the incoming class of 2021 is guaranteed the same experience! We have been working diligently over the past four months to plan an amazing week full of activities.
Alessia and Katie can be identified during O-Week by their bright pink t-shirts. Even though we are always running around making sure our first years are having the best week possible, we are looking forward to getting to meet each and every one of you. We can’t wait to see you on September 3rd!
Ever wonder who crafts advertisements, organizes activities, runs through set up and perfects events – meet your Marshals!
From making this website and designing our Orientation logos, to running activities and sorting food arrangements, Marshals are the people making sure that everything is running smoothly as expected! The Marshals are responsible for day to day planning, as well as the execution of different activities and arrangements in the schedule. These are also the people who are filled with enthusiasm and act somewhat like cheerleaders throughout the week. You’ll see them showing their St. Mike’s pride both on and across campus. They will teach our first year students how to be exuberant members of the USMC community.
All Marshals are identifiable by bright red t-shirts… Their important role explains why they have to consume sizeable jugs of coffee on an hourly basis throughout the week!
Want to know more about St Mike’s or get some advice on how to succeed in University? – meet your Orientation Leaders!
Aside from holding a container full of knowledge and wisdom in their aging heads, these are the people who you will be going through Orientation week with. They will also act as mentors for you in the years to come! The Orientation Leaders are responsible for leading a group of new students throughout Orientation week. They will guide and support you through a week of fun and frivolity, while making sure you don’t get injured in the process! The Orientation Leader that you are grouped with serves as your main point of contact for the entire week, so if you are unsure about anything, make sure to ask them for help!
All Orientation Leaders are identifiable using their dark blue t-shirts. They also have an insane capability to solely communicate through St. Mike’s cheers.
These individuals are diligently working all year round to sure our college provides the best experience for all of its members… meet our USMC staff!
From overseeing student life and academic planning, to helping out at Kelly Library and alumni affairs (and EVERYTHING in between), these St. Mike’s staff members work hard all year. They know the most about what resources our college offers, where buildings are located and what’s new and upcoming on St. Mike’s campus! Our staff in particular work extremely hard to get to know and work alongside students in order to achieve the common goal of providing the best university experience possible.
Here at USMC, we also have Commuter Dons (who you will find always find running around Brennan Lounge) & Residence Dons (who you will see scoping out the halls of your residence buildings from early in the morning to late at night). These are appointed individuals who serve both our students in any capacity needed. They can help you with how to get from St. George Subway Station to home, guide you to proper academic resources, and can be a listening ear if you ever just need to chat. They are also First Aid and Safe talked trained—so that’s always an added bonus!
All staff members are also identifiable by their bright green t-shirts. Be sure to chat with these individuals throughout the week as they always love getting to know the goals and accomplishments of our USMC students!