Scholar Leader Retreat

Large group photo of Scholar Leaders in front of Stoddard and Elliott Halls

Scholar Leaders group photo to end the retreat!

Each August prior to the start of the fall semester, the Scholar Leaders participate in a 3-day pre-semester retreat. Scholar Leaders move into Stoddard and Elliott early and participate in a variety of activities and experiences including service projects, team building activities, an overnight off-site at a local camp or retreat center, and more! One of the unique aspects of the Scholar Leader Retreat is that it's planned by alumni Scholar Leaders. The planning team meets regularly during the spring semester for the following August's Retreat to brainstorm ideas and coordinate logistics.

Success for the 2017 Scholar Leader Retreat looks like….

  1. Building trust
  2. At least 3 new friendships to ask for follow-up meals/coffee
  3. Feel engaged

The 2017 Scholar Leader Retreat was held August 24-26, 2017 at the PVM Campt and Conference Center.


2017 Scholar Leader Retreat Highlights include:

  • Thursday, August 24
    • Scholar Leaders move into Stoddard & Elliott Halls
    • Group introductions & welcome
    • Teambuilding and Grill Out
  • Friday, August 25 
    • Service projects
    • Service & leadership discussions
    • Clusters 101
    • Setting community standards
    • Time Capsule Letters
    • Free time
    • Camp fire & s'mores
  • Saturday, August 26
    • Generative listening activity
    • Planning Community Events
    • Group picture