Exploring Identity, Community, & Purpose

As Associate Dean of Students and Dean of the Sophomore Class, I'm here to help students transition to the Lawrence community and explore while here. In particular, I help students in their sophomore year, that transferred to Lawrence, and all first generation college students.

For many students in these categories - especially in their second year in college - there is a push or need for self-reflection, decision-making, personal discernment...which can be stressful and scary. I'm happy to say there are several resources  available to students at Lawrence to help guide your own self-discovery of who you are now, who your people are, and who you want to become.

Know that while there are many folks on campus who can be a resource - your academic advisor, faculty members, your CA and RHD, etc. - you also have me. I specialize in supporting you through this exploration. If you're ever unsure where to turn for anything, you can reach out at my info below. I may not have the answer but I'll do my best to guide the way!

Check back for updates on information and programming specific and special to you! You can also check out updates and the latest happenings on my Instagram @sophomore_dean_rose or my student staff Instagram @LarryU.TSA

Rose Wasielewski Dean of Sophomore Class

Associate Dean of Students &  

Dean of the Sophomore Class  

Rose Wasielewski   
Office 203, Raymond House   

Your Transition & Support Assistants

These students play an important role in supporting all of our first generation, transfer, and sophomore students through the Dean of Students office. Working directly with Rose, TSAs create social programming and informative content to help students connect, find support, and learn more about the inner workings of college life. Check out their content on Instagram @LarryU.TSA.

Dani Massey

  • Name & Pronouns: Dani Massey (they/them)
  • Class Year: Senior
  • Identities: first-gen, transfer, educator, Lawrentian writer, lab technician
  • What you hope to do in this position?: I hope to help establish a larger presence of special populations on campus, provide resources for first-gens, create more accessibility for students.


Cam Wicks

  • Name & Pronouns: Cameron Wicks (he/his)
  • Class Year: Senior
  • Identities: I am a first generation student, transfer student, and athlete (football and track).
  • What do you hope to do in this position: I am here for all first generation/transfer students as an outlet of support. I am excited to help students throughout their journey at Lawrence.


  • Name & Pronouns: Jada Clarence (she/her)
  • Class Year: Senior
  • Identities: Woman of color and a first-generation college student from Houston, TX; I serve students in Andrew Commons.
  • What do you hope to do in this position: I hope to facilitate connections with the students we support through events and connect them with resources. I'm looking forward to supporting our first gen, transfer, and sophomore population in any way they may need.


  • Kianni McCainName & Pronouns: Kianni McCain (She/Hers)
  • Class Year: Sophomore
  • Identities: I am a woman of color who has identified as a first-generation student from New York City. I am currently an Ethnic Studies major.
  • What do you hope to do in this position: I hope to create programs and opportunities that make first-generation students feel supported on their educational and personal journeys at Lawrence University.

Career Communities

Joining Career communities empowers you to explore how your academic interests and skill-sets apply to potential industries. Joining career communities provides you with articles, connected alumni in that field, and ideas for coursework, volunteerism, internships, research/fellowships, and employment to help you explore potential Career options. Sign up for a community today!

Declare your Major!

Declaring your major is a milestone as a student. Lawrence expects students to declare a major of study by the end of their sophomore year. After you explore a bit and consult with your advisor(s) on campus, fill out the Declaration of Major form online to make it official! 

The Global Community - Study Abroad

Deciding to seek out study abroad opportunities is a great thing to do your sophomore year! After a year or so on campus, you can take a leap and immerse yourself in another culture and community to expand your horizons. To find out more about meetings, financial aid for studying abroad, and next steps, please head to the Off Campus Study page

Transfer Connections

Are you a student considering transferring to Lawrence? Connect with our Director of Transfer Admissions and Transitions, Jaime Gonzalez at jaime.gonzalez@lawrence.edu or 920-832-6601.

Have you already transferred and are looking for specific support or help with something? You can contact the Associate Dean of Students, Rose Wasielewski at rose.wasielewski@lawrence.edu or 920-832-7203.

Lawrence Blue Pages

Unsure of what resources are available on campus? We got you covered - this PDF booklet called "The Lawrence Blue Pages" is jam-packed with info about various offices and resources on campus!

Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact Dean Rose at rose.wasielewski@lawrence.edu.