FRESHMEN ORIENTATION INFORMATION
Please read Carroll Hall President Alex McIntyre's, Carroll Hall Rector Jim Lewis's and Frosh-O Coordinators Tim Brazelton and Tom Spoonmore's letters to the freshmen. Carroll Hall would also like to congratulate the parents of the incoming freshmen, please read the letter to the parents. A schedule for all activities planned for Frosh-O can be found here.
Please read the latest Freshmen Booklet. The booklet contains all the information you should need to prepare for college life at Notre Dame in addition to Frosh-O (or Freshmen Orientation). It is also recommended that you read over the Domer Dictionary in order to learn the inside lingo used on campus.
WHAT IS FROSH-O ALL ABOUT?
Frosh-O is a weekend of activities designed for incoming freshmen to get to know their new classmates and dorm residents and to become familiar with the Notre Dame campus. Activities are organized by the University, the dorm, as well as by quad. It is a fun weekend that will ease the transition into college life for freshmen.
FROSH-O COMMISSIONER TIM BRAZELTON
Tim is a junior Accounting and Economics major from Robbinsville, New Jersey, otherwise known as the town NEXT TO the town where the hit TV show House takes place (You known you’re impressed). This year, he is serving as Carroll’s Co-Frosh-O Commissioner with the lovely Tom Spoonmore. On campus, he is President of both the Triathlon Club and the Scrabble Club, and is also involved with Student International Business Council as a Project Leader. He also spends much of his time walking backwards, as he is a Tour Guide for the Admissions Department. Around Carroll, he enjoys long talks with housekeeper Larry Corkins, Carroll Volleyball, and talking with basically everyone in the dorm. He has spent this entire summer interning and is looking forward to breaking free of the corporate grind for a great Frosh-O Weekend. He will be living in 309 (the one with the foosball table); his door is always open, so feel free to stop by for the time of your life.
Marc Ackermann is a sophomore from the beautiful suburb of Chicago: Lake Barrington. He is pursuing a double major in business and economics. Marc is a member of SIBC – the biggest club on campus—and enjoys participating in various inter-hall sports and pick up games. Any golfers can join him for a round on the nearby Burke 9-hole course. Next year in the 209, Marc will supply his room with many leather bound books and a smell of rich mahogany, or the sorts. As VerminWear Commissioner, Marc will provide the threads for the best hundred men on campus. If you need any styles tips, he is your guy. Welcome to Classy Carroll Hall.
Jack Hefferon is a junior economics major from Armonk, New York. This year, he’ll be setting up camp in room 206, where they’ll probably never sleep, ever. Jack writes sports for The Observer, plays a medley of interhall sports, and this year will have the honor of being Carroll’s second-coolest co-Athletic commissioner. In his free time, Jack enjoys playing FIFA, watching Irish sports, Carroll Volleyball (http://bit.ly/IcfeJC), and making spur-of-the-moment road trips to anywhere from Steak n’ Shake to Boston.
Mike Oleferchik is a sophomore from Clarendon Hills, Illinois – a suburb about 40 minutes from Chicago. He is a business major who is a part of the Carroll Hall Interhall soccer team and volleyball team. He is on the Notre Dame club soccer team, as well as a part of Foodshare Club. He enjoys playing all different kinds of sports, and accepts any challengers for a game of Nintendo 64 Super Smash Brothers. You can find him in room 209 - come visit for a game of FIFA or just to bro out.
Carson Running is a rising sophomore from Owatonna, Minnesota, majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He is involved in Club Soccer, Ushering at the Basilica, and is Liturgical Commissioner for Carroll Hall. He enjoys working out, golfing, playing soccer, and playing the piano. He lives in room 204 and cannot wait to spend another amazing year at the great University of Notre Dame while living in the best men's hall on campus, Carroll. Go Vermin!
FROSH-O COMMISSIONER TOM SPOONMORE
Tom Spoonmore is from Zionsville, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. He is entering his junior year and is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. Besides chemistry, he is interested in sports, movies, random acts of kindness, Steak ‘N Shake, and unfortunately has discovered an addiction to watching reruns of Scrubs again and again and again and again. He is involved in and enjoys dorm football, dorm lacrosse, running in general, volleyball, chemistry club, freshman orientation and being a member of Carroll Hall. His room number is 205 next year and the door will always be open!
Peter Hall is a sophomore from the great town of Fort Branch, Indiana. He is majoring in Business with a supplementary major in ACMS (Applied Mathematics), and he will be living in 209. Not only will Peter and Jack Hefferon be serving as Co-Athletic Commissioners, but Peter enjoys losing regularly to Jack in FIFA. Peter is a member of the Club Ultimate Frisbee team and is involved in more Interhall sports than you can count on both hands. Peter enjoys long walks along the banks of St. Mary’s Lake, candle-lit dinners at South, and picnic lunches on Carroll Lawn, along with copious amounts of sand volleyball. Peter has never been known to turn down an offer to dine at Steak-N-Shake, and he knows what it takes to win Men’s Hall of the Year. Now, he needs YOU to go out and make it two years in a row.
Saad Khan is a pharaoh/king amongst men. He hails from Lahore, Pakistan and is a Finance Major. Khan is a Junior who never ages past 18. Despite this he is still mortal. He will live in 307 next year with Sam “Genius” Jones and Vincent “Hollyoaks” Birch since his previous roommate, Brendan “Coolest-Rooomate-in-Carroll” Dolan, is no longer living in Carroll. Khan highlights as an improv performer with Notre Dame’s premier improv group: The Humor Artists of Notre Dame. He also acts as Vice-President of Flipside and is currently working on restarting the Notre Dame Pakistan Society. These are only his official titles and goals. Rumor has it that he runs everything everywhere forever always. Khan enjoys a good coin toss and dislikes words like hubris. His favorite brand of justice is anti-hero. His favorite brand of breakfast is parathay omelet.
Will Raaf is a sophomore from Naperville, Illinois. He is a math and business major. His hobbies include playing the piano and playing soccer for Carroll's Interhall and indoor intramural teams. He has participated in the Freshman Class Council and went to Scrabble club once or twice. He is extremely (some say too) fond of Derrick Rose and his hometown Chicago Bulls. He is generally very friendly and will try to keep the door to room 424 open for all of his fellow Vermin.
Mike Russell is a junior Science Pre-professional (Pre-Med) and Psychology double major from Bellevue, Washington, which is 15 minutes outside of Seattle. He participates in all things sports, playing Interhall football, basketball, volleyball and lacrosse, as well as watching almost any sport on TV. He also enjoys taking advantage of his height while playing close to the net in Carroll Volleyball, and attempting to refute stereotypes about rain in Seattle. If you have any questions, or just want to come hang out, he will be living in 311!