Carrisa Corrigan

Orientation Team

Major: Music Education and History

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

What is one resource students should know about?  The Library and Interlibrary Loan! I absolutely love the library. It is a fantastic place to study and find resources for your classes. The library website allows you to search for the book you are looking for and if the Westmont library doesn't hold it, you can order it through interlibrary loan.

Favorite class and why?  Music for Children was so much fun! The class is formatted as experiential learning, so you learn about teaching children by singing the songs and playing the games yourself. Laura Walter is such an amazing professor and I learned so much about children, teaching music, and interpersonal connections.

What should people bring and what should they NOT bring?  Students should definitely bring a fan (for the first few months, it is very necessary), a mug or two (Westmont has a lot of Bring Your Own Mug events), Command Strips (if you want to hang anything on the walls, these are a must! Also, Command Hooks are a great way to maximize your wall space for hanging bags or jackets), a surge protector power strip (you'll have a lot of chords to plug in, so surge protector power strips turn one outlet into many outlets). Also, it's probably a good idea to have one pair of nicer flats to wear for dressier events (it's not fun walking around Westmont in heels). Students shouldn't bring a printer (you can print in the library and have $25 of free printing money per semester). Also, extra chairs are probably unnecessary.