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Kayla Gillespie

Name: Kayla Gillespie

Year: 2022

Major: Media and Communications 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Why Ursinus?: I came to visit Ursinus for an overnight visit and once I stepped on campus I had this feeling that I was in the right place. From taking a class and connecting with faculty and staff, I felt that I could start my journey here. I always looked for a place that felt like we were a family and having a small class environment really allows me to have personal relationships with my professors.

Favorite experience at Ursinus: This is a hard decision! My most memorable experience would be freshman move in weekend because before coming to Ursinus, I did a summer program called, the Crigler program, where I was able to meet people! During move in day weekend, it wasn’t just exciting to be able to see the friends you can call family and come back together again.

Any advice you’d offer to incoming students: Do NOT be afraid to step outside your comfort zone! Whether you’re 10 minutes away from home or your an international student, there are so many opportunities here and being able to find yourself is definitely the biggest thing you can do here.