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On behalf of your student government, allow me to once again congratulate you on your acceptance to Carnegie Mellon University. Your decision to join our small yet driven community of students and faculty will propel you to excellence throughout your time here at one of the world’s great universities.

College is intended to be an exciting time for all of you! Indeed, each of you already may have encountered foreign environments and outlandish experiences with new food, friends, and living styles, yet even better things are still headed your way. Take full advantage of all the opportunities presented by your new resident assistants, Orientation counselors, and student government representatives, as we are always here to help.

Though it is common to be nervous entering a new stage in your life, trust me when I say that you are in good company. Carnegie Mellon may be an academically challenging school, yet you share it with some of the brightest minds of our day. You were accepted not only for your intellect, but more due to your drive to succeed despite adversity. Your other student government representatives and I will be available throughout the week of Orientation and the year to take any questions or concerns you may have about any aspect of your college experience. Times may arise when you feel a change is necessary in your collegiate life, and myself and Adam as your student body president and student body vice president, respectively, promise to help bring an answer to those issues.

I, Adam, and our cabinet officers have worked hard to provide you with many new and exciting events throughout this year, such as the Tartan Rewards Program and the Charity Textbook Flea Market. We welcome you to meet us and the Senators in person and find out what we have in store for you at the Student Government Meet ’n’ Greet this Friday, Aug. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Besides the free food, you’ll also learn about the many clubs and organizations on our campus. With so many opportunities, don’t miss a chance to learn about how to get involved right away!

This year will prove to be one of success, discovery, and adventure for each of you, and I only hope to help you along the way. Again, congratulations on your ascension into one of the elite universities America has to offer, and be sure to take in all that it has to offer.