TJ Wells ’17 | @OurSyracuseU

On campus, TJ is President of the Otto Tunes a cappella group and PR director of First Year Players. He’s also a Remembrance Scholar and studied abroad in Madrid last fall semester.

If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about SU, what it would be?

The opportunities that you can take advantage of and the friends you will make at this school transform this place from a college to a home.

What is your favorite thing/part about SU?

My favorite part about SU is the passion that the student body has for the school. Whether it is a student giving a tour, or a crowd of them at the basketball games, an undying love for this school trumps any other school I’ve ever visited.

What is your favorite SU memory?

There are honestly too many to count, but I will never forget the moment I pulled onto campus during my senior year of high school and seeing the Hall of Languages lit up in purple, the Dome lit in orange, and the giant spinning globe. I was like a child seeing Disney for the first time.

Hello everyone! I’m back here in sunny Syracuse to do the student takeover this week! My name is TJ Wells and I’m a rising senior from Abington, MA. I’m an Advertising major with a minor in Spanish and recently studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. On campus, I am the head orientation leader, as well as the president of an all male acappella group, @ottotunes, and PR director of a first year musical theatre group known as @fypsyracuse. Syracuse University has truly shaped me as a person and the experiences that I have had here encourage me to share my love and passion for this school with everyone I meet. I am so excited to share some of my favorite memories this week, as well as photos from #SUWelcome Week and my favorite places on campus! Get ready – TJ #SyracuseU

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Being in Rent during my freshman year opened many doors for me. Through a first year musical theatre group, @fypsyracuse, I had the opportunity to play Benny. This organization that has provided me with some of my best college friends and memories because it provides non-drama students to perform on stage one last time. Now, I am the PR Director and we have a staff of over 100 students who make this show happen. From designing the set to planning events to clean the streets of Syracuse, we have some of the most passionate and talented students at SU. I’m a firm believer that music brings people together. I’m so thankful to have gotten to meet these people through this musical and look forward to creating this same atmosphere for our next show! -TJ #SyracuseU

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