A photo of Katie Szykman smiling in front of a bush and brick wall.


Dance (BFA)

Hometown: Williamsburg, VA

Why did you decide to become a FYG?

I decided to become a FYG to help new students with the transition to college. I want to make sure that each new student knows how amazing the UArts community is and that they have a friendly face to see while walking around campus. 

What's your favorite part about the UArts community?

The UArts community is so accepting and loving. UArts is a place where you can really blossom into your true self and be surrounded by people who truly care and accept you for who you are and the artist that you are. 

Why should new students attend New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is so important to just understand the basics of the UArts campus and community. It is also a place where you can meet your new best friend. I met my current roommate from being in the same Orientation group my first year. It will help you get more engulfed into the whole UArts experience.