Katie Szykman '23 (Dance)


Dance (BFA)

Why did you decide to become a FYG?
I decided to become a FYG so I can welcome the new students into the UArts community and show them how supportive we are. FYGs are basically the first students that you interact with when coming to campus, so I really wanted to show what it means to be a unicorn!

What's your favorite thing about UArts?
The mascot, let’s be real a unicorn really out beats any other college mascot, but also the community that UArts holds is really special and they give you the resources to grow as your own artist without putting you in a box. 

What makes you excited about New Student Orientation?
Meeting all the new incoming students and seeing all of the talent they add to this campus. Also seeing how different all the students are and by the end of orientation seeing them start to become a collective group!

What advice would you give to new students before they get to campus for their first semester at UArts?
Open yourself up to all of the experiences UArts can offer and really immerse yourself within the community. This can mean just going outside of your major and seeing all the shows and art that all the other schools have to offer!