First-Year Retreat

Beginning in 2015, the Honors Program has implemented a first-year retreat. The retreat provides an oppurtunity to create, learn, and explore. The retreat is planned and led by the Honors Leadership Council along with the help of the Honors Program and Housing staff.

Here is a glance at what we have done in the past:

  • Reception with incoming students, upperclassmen, and Honors Program and Housing staff
  • Break into groups with mentors from the Honors Leadership Council 
  • Embark on tours of campus, to our bookstores, recreation facilities, outdoor spaces, dining halls, and academic buildings, all the while participating in a photo scavenger hunt
  • Spent the night playing games, watching movies, and meeting our new hallmates in the Hefner-Armstrong residence halls
  • Ate a catered breakfast with our newly acquainted peers
  • Participate in a number of different activities focused on creating bonds between our incoming students
  • Enjoyed a delightful twist on all of Shakespeare's plays