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When Seth Hammond was getting ready to come to Carolina as a first-year student, the COVID-19 pandemic forced all New Student and Family Programs orientations to go online. He wasn’t able to fully experience the typical first welcome.
Now a sophomore, Hammond is helping welcome new Tar Heels to campus in person as a student orientation leader.
“Seeing the students walk out of the doors of the Great Hall, it kind of fulfills me,” Hammond said. “It gives me a breath of new air.”
Hammond and his fellow orientation leaders help acclimate new students to Carolina through various sessions and presentations that prepare them for what to expect this fall.
“I hope that the new students take pride and joy coming out of UNC orientation,” Hammond said. “We want to make sure that they’re happy with their choice coming here.”