Summer Hangout Sessions

Join our virtual hangout sessions

The Orientation Office Student Leaders will be hosting fun and creative virtual hangouts this summer. This is a great way to meet fellow incoming students, learn more about what student life is like at Manhattan College and engage in activities you are interested in. Check out our Student Leaders and the assorted sessions offered - sign up below!

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Ben Bagbek 

Tuesdays 12 - 1 pm
Topics: Anime, Martial Arts, This or That

Ben is from Queens, NY and has a double major in Economics and Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Economics. 

Hangout with Ben   

Taylor Brethaur

Taylor Brethauer

Thursdays 6 - 7 pm
Topics: Jasper's Trivia Kahoot, Ask an Alum!, Game Night

Taylor is from Bel Air, MD and majored in Communications with a double minor in Digital Media Art and Film Studies. 


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Corey Curran

Wednesdays 1 - 2 pm
Topics: Musical Passions, Pixar Shorts, Talent Sharing

Corey is from East Greenbush, NY and majors in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Math.

Hangout with Corey   

Abby DrayerAbigail Drayer

Tuesdays 1 - 2 pm
Topics: Bring Your Pet!, Game Night, Chat & Chew

Abigail is from Saugerties, NY and majors in Sound Studies with a minor in Physics. 

hangout with abby

Alba MarselaAlba Marsela

Tuesdays 3 - 4 pm
Topics: Favorite Holiday, Build A Story, 10 Things in Common

Alba is from Yonkers, NY and majors in Economics Global Business.

hangout with alba

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Rosy Moody

Wednesdays 5 - 6 pm
Topics: Costume Party, Niche Powerpoint, Class of 2024 Playlist

Rosy is from Telford, PA and majors in History and Spanish with a minor in Economics. 

Hangout with Rosy   

Anna Rosario

Anna Rosario

Thursdays 2 - 3 pm
Topics: Tik Tok, Student Gov Info, Travel

Anna is from Teaneck, NJ and is majoring in International Studies with minors in Peace and Justice studies and Spanish. 

hangout with anna

Jessica Saio

Jessica Saio

Wednesdays 3 - 4 pm
Topics: Coffee & Coloring, Show & Tell Mocktail Happy Hour, Pajama Games

Jessica is from Carmel, NY and is majoring in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations/ Business. 

hangout with jessica

Lauren-Schuster.JPGLauren Schuster

Thursdays 1 - 2 pm
Topics: Paint & Draw, Snack Time!, Writing Prompts

Lauren is from Scranton, PA and has a double major in English and Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. 

Hangout with Lauren

Hangout Topics

Anime? Lets get nostalgic and talk about our favorite shows growing up!

Martial Arts
Interested in Martial Arts!? Let's talk about combat sports! We can talk about experiences we've had with the sport! We will be watching old fights together and talking about MMA history!

This or That
This or That, a simple polling game where we all vote between 2 choices

Musical Passions

Do you sing or play an instrument? Join the jam session and rock out with others who share your musical passion!

Pixar Shorts
We all need to take time to relax every now and then. Let's come together to watch some Pixar Shorts and talk about what they mean and how they apply to our lives.

Talent Sharing
Have a talent you want to share? Want to find other people who share your passions? Come to the bragging session and show off your skills!

Costume Party

Costume party and contest - everyone can get dressed up in a costume and there will be a costume contestat the end. 

Niche PowerPoint

Students can choose any topic they are passionate about and make a presentation about it. 

Class of 2024 Playlist

Giving students the opportunity to talk about their music tastes and possibly find something in common with their peers. I think making a group playlist can also be a weekly activity and the playlist can be utilized in some way during the opening weekend events. 

Bring Your Pet!

Is your pet a part of the family? Show off your furry/scaley/feathery best friend in this pet-friendly session! Don't have a pet? Log on to meet your peers and their pets, and vote for your favorites! Prizes will be awarded for things like "fluffiest pet," "best dressed," "most camera shy," "best voice," "most unique," etc.

Game Night

Bored at home? Come to Abby's Game Night! We will play online games for the chance to win real prizes!

Chat & Chew

Love food? Grab your favorite food and join Abby for a "Chat & Chew!" Join this session to learn about all the best places to eat near campus, and where to get your favorite food!

Favorite Holiday

Do you have a favourite holiday? Are you a holiday fan? Join this Holiday Creation session if you would like to share some fun facts about your holiday celebrations or even create your own Manhattan College Holiday.

Build A Story

Are you a good storyteller? Let's build a story together! But there is a catch: you must only use one word.

10 Things in Common

10 Things in Common? Is that even possible? Join my session if you want to find out how many things you have in common with other incoming students.

Coffee & Coloring

Make a cup of joe, get out your crayons, and come color with Jess!

Show & Tell Mocktail Happy Hour

Bring your favorite mocktail and come show your pets, hidden talents, or give us a virtual room tour!

Pajama Games

Wear your coziest pajamas, come play games and participate in ice breakers to get to know your future classmates better!

Tik Tok

Are you tik tok crazed? Bring your best moves and join the dance party with Anna!

Student Gov Info

Want to learn about the in's and out's of Student Government? Come join Anna and learn about all the amazing opportunities that are offered.


Love to travel? Let's talk about our dream and favorite destinations. Let's share travel tips and essentials- what are your do's and don'ts when you travel?

Paint & Draw

Interested in trying your hand at creating some art? Do you find drawing or painting to be relaxing? Then come paint or draw along with Lauren! This is a no pressure environment, you do not need to have any drawing or painting experience!

Snack Time!

Who doesn't love some yummy treats and snacks? Grab your mixing bowls and preheat your ovens because it's time to get cooking and baking with Lauren! (Ingredients will be listed ahead of time.)

Writing Prompts

Want to work on your creative writing skills but you just don't know how? Join Lauren for a series of guided writing prompts sure to get those creative juices flowing!

Jasper's Trivia Kahoot

Join in on our Jasper Trivia Kahoot! Think you know the most about all things Manhattan College? Come play Kahoot and try to get the highest score!

Ask an Alum!

Want to have your questions answered by a Manhattan College grad? Come join our live Q&A session!

Game Night

It's time for a Game Night! Join in and play 'All Bad Cards' (similar to Cards Against Humanity) virtually!