Elizabeth Thiedky and her twin sister have been inseparable, until they are separated for their college experiences. For the first time, Thiedky will be living apart from her sister as she attends UD as a discover arts student and her sister attends Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, to study nursing.
“We were best friends,” Thiedky said. “Since kindergarten, we’ve hung out with the same friend group.”
This will be the first time Thiedky hasn’t shared a room with her twin sister, but she will still feel somewhat at home with a good high school friend living directly next door to her.
In fact, Thiedky was drawn to UD because she already knew many people entering the freshman class. She says that campus just felt like the right place for her to be.
“I liked the vibe,” Thiedky said. “I’ve never heard one bad thing about Dayton.”
Although Thiedky had not yet met her roommate at the time, she said she is hopeful that though it is not her twin sister, they will become fast friends.
If nothing else, the warm welcome Thiedky received from President Eric F. Spina as he made his rounds in all of the first-year residence halls made her feel right at home at UD.