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Meet the 2021 Orientation Coordinators

Litzy Bautista ’23 and Ethan Lewis ’23 are ready to welcome the Classes of 2025 to campus.

At HWS, Orientation Coordinators are outstanding student leaders who help plan the first few days of every HWS students’ college experience. Newly appointed, Litzy Bautista ’23 and Ethan Lewis ’23 will take charge in welcoming first-year and transfers students to the HWS community.

“I will never forget my own Orientation,” Bautista says. “It was filled with fun and helped me make the friends I still hang out with today.” The double major in political science and Latin American studies says it is a priority for her to help students become engaged and involved in campus life.

Biochemistry major Lewis says the newest members of the HWS community can expect a “warm and enthusiastic welcome” to HWS. “I want to ensure that every incoming student knows that they belong here and that they will be accepted into our campus community,” he says.

With the Office of Student Activities, Bautista and Lewis will spend the summer planning engaging events and relationship building activities that help students transition to their new environment. The pair want incoming students to know how many resources exist on campus to help students be successful “during their time at HWS and beyond,” Lewis says.

Orientation Weekend will showcase many of the exciting opportunities ahead for new students at the Colleges, including student performances, academic advising, meaningful connections with the Colleges’ faculty, staff and upperclass students and getting acclimated to their new home in Geneva, N.Y.

Bautista and Lewis will also assemble a team of dozens of Orientation Leaders and Mentors, who will help them plan and implement their goals for the weekend.

Bautista is a junior board member for the Boys and Girls Club. This year, she was inducted into the William Smith Laurel Society. She is a Writing Colleague, a leadership position where advanced student writers work closely with their peers over the course of a semester.

Lewis is an O’Laughlin Ambassador in the Office of Admissions. He works for the Post Office and beginning the fall of 2021 will serve as a Residential Assistant. He is the vice president of the Campus Activities Board. While the coronavirus pandemic has halted club sports, Lewis is an avid volleyball player. He is also a member of the Day of Service Club.

Prospective and enrolled members of the Classes of 2025 can connect with HWS Colleges on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.