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Summer Launch! Sample Schedule

Summer Launch! First Generation Pre-Orientation Schedule

Day 1

 

Time 

Topic 

9:30am – 10:00am 

Check-in, games, and light snacks provided 

10:00am – 10:15am 

Introduction to Orientation

10:15am – 11:15am 

Mass for student Participants 

11:15am – 12:30pm 

Tour of UP and important resources

12:30pm – 1:30pm 

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm 

Session 1: Mock Class Session Lead by UP Professor  

2:30pm – 4:00pm 

Community building activity 

4:00pm – 

5:00pm 

Session 2: Introduction to Learning commons and help with writing college essay  

5:00pm – 

6:00pm 

Session 3: Grades and what they mean in college 

6:00pm – 

7:00pm 

Dinner and introduction to commons dining experience 

7:00pm – 

8:30pm 

Reflection on day’s activities 

8:30pm – 

11:00pm 

Settle into dorm rooms, board games, and team activities  

11:00pm 

Lights out 

 

 

Day 2

 

Time 

Topic 

8:30am – 

9:30am 

Breakfast 

9:30am – 

10:30am 

Session 4: Getting involved at UP clubs and organizations – open house format 

10:30am – 

10:45am 

Getting Involved Q&A with current UP first generation student panel

10:45am – 

11:15am 

Session 5: Introduction to the Outdoor Pursuits Program at UP 

11:15am – 

12:00pm 

Biking to Cathedral Park 

12:00pm – 

12:45pm 

Lunch at Cathedral Park 

12:45pm – 

1:30pm 

Session 6: Common stresses for incoming FGEN students  

1:30pm – 

1:45pm 

Recreation – break  

1:45pm – 

2:15pm 

Ride back to UP 

2:15pm – 3:15pm 

Session 7: Feedback from UP Professor - discussion of the faculty student relationship 

3:15pm – 4:15pm 

Survey of Participants and Closing