Jianna Gudebski (right) poses with friends during the midnight breakfast at Chapman University. Every year the school makes breakfast for the students in the Student Union and serves it from 10-12 p.m. to relieve stress from studying during finals week. This year, the theme was Midnight in Paris. (Photo courtesy of Gudebski)

Freshman Focus Q&A: Jianna Gudebski enjoys Chapman University’s Greek life, ‘big community’ feeling

Jianna Gudebski, ‘13, attends Chapman University in Orange, Calif., where she is majoring in strategic and corporate communications.


Q: What’s the community like at Chapman?

A: All the students are always together and supportive. I really like the “big community” feeling.


Q: What’s your favorite class?

A: Italian I is my favorite so far. I really like languages, and my professor is awesome. She’s really funny and she is from Italy, so the class is really authentic.


Q: Are you participating in Greek life?

A: I am in Delta Delta Delta. The rush was kind of stressful because of the amount of time I had to put in. We had to walk around in heels for hours each day for three days, talking to each sorority, and it was very hot and almost everyone had lost their voices by the end of the day! I really like my sisters now, and the group is really relaxed.


Q: Have you continued your participation in drama?

A: I am not currently participating in drama, but I plan on taking some acting classes next year—or auditioning for one of the smaller plays.


Q: What’s the best way to make friends at college?

A: Make sure you participate in all the orientation events, and try to meet people in your dorm. It’s best to meet as many people as you can as soon as you get there.


Q: What has disappointed you about Chapman?

A: It’s a really freshman-oriented campus, which I don’t like too much. A lot of the sophomores, juniors and seniors move off campus after freshman year.


Q: Any advice for the class of ‘14?

A: Make a schedule for when you’re going to eat, when you’re going to study, and when you’re going to work out. Also make sure to talk to your professors because they’re very willing to help and talk to you, especially at small private colleges like Chapman.

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