CASTLETON UNIVERSITY: Seeing Double: Meet Morgan and Mehgan Koniuto


Castleton University issued the following announcement on Dec. 30.

If you see either Morgan or Mehgan Koniuto on campus, it might be challenging to tell the sisters apart.

The freshmen are roommates, Nursing majors, and share many of the same interests. They even have a knack for saying the same thing simultaneously. The close connection between the two is fitting because they are not just related; they are identical twins.

Because Morgan and Mehgan do just about everything together, it's no surprise that they also answered our questions together.

The Koniuto twins“Other than the occasional run-in with people who don’t know there are two of us and get confused when they see us together for the first time, we have not experienced anything too unusual yet,” they said. “Sometimes, people just get really mind blown when they see identical twins because they aren’t that common.”

As native Vermonters, the sisters said they always wanted to stay close to home and felt that it made sense to attend the same institution.

“We have always known that we would attend the same college. We do almost everything together and it was never even a question about coming to college together,” they said.

One of the biggest advantages of attending school together is their support of one another. The transition from home to college is a challenging experience but having someone close makes it easier.

“It has really helped us to know that we have each other. We can never feel lonely and can always count on one another for anything and everything,” they said. “We know we have at least one person that we can count on.”

The pair chose Castleton because of its Nursing program. The time they spent in a neonatal intensive care unit after they were born has influenced them toward the profession, and they have considered impacting the lives of others like them as a NICU nurse – but haven’t ruled out labor and delivery just yet.

Because they are used to sharing the same living area, the conflicts that arise from getting to know a new roommate was nonexistent. The Koniuto twins

“We know exactly what one another likes and doesn’t like,” they said. “It has made the transition to college a lot smoother.”

While the sisters appreciate having each other on campus, they acknowledge that the other’s presence can make it more difficult to get out of their comfort zones and meet new people.

“Many people come to college not knowing anyone and are forced to branch out and meet new people,” they said. “We felt a little more comfortable having each other, so we may not have branched out as much as we should have or would have liked to.”

Mehgan and Morgan said they plan on getting more involved on campus next semester and have considered joining the equestrian team and the Random Acts of Kindness Club. They said they hope to make the most of their college experience.

“We are excited to explore all of the fun extracurriculars Castleton has to offer,” they said.

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