Katie O'ConnorKatie O'Connor

2014 Orientation Leader




Exercise Science


Northborough, Massachusetts


First Year Residence Hall:




Cooking, reading, hiking.

UD Involvement:

Health Behavior Science Club, Habitat for Humanity, Physician Assistant Club.

Most exciting UD memory:

Becoming part of OL2014 and having all the former OLs come into the room and sing the fight song.

Advice for a new student:

Don’t be nervous, keep an open mind and take all the opportunities you can while you have the chance because the time goes by so much faster than you can imagine.

Advice for their parents:

Support! Of course it’s a big transition for you and your family, so be supportive, it is a huge step in helping your student succeed.

Why I chose Delaware:

Ultimately, I am here to get a good education and UD has a phenomenal program and reputation for what I want to do. But, more importantly to me at the time I was deciding, UD and the Blue Hens made me feel at home as soon as I stepped onto campus

How I decided on my major:

I’ve always loved the health sciences and majoring in Exercise Science gave me a great knowledge base with a huge variety of career options.

Favorite spot on Main Street:


Plans after college:

Physician Assistant school and WORK.

Interesting fact:

I had lived in three different states by the time I was 4 years old.