Download the University Honors brochure to learn more.
We hope that you decide to join us for this student-driven and peer-facilitated overnight retreat for incoming first-year University Honors Program students!
Each year, the University Honors Program hosts this retreat to welcome our incoming students. The retreat takes place just prior to the start of fall semester classes at the YMCA Camp Kern in Oregonia, OH.
It's the perfect opportunity to meet both incoming and upper-class University Honors students in a comfortable, interactive and fun setting. Students who attend the retreat make strong connections with one another that last throughout their time at UC (and beyond!).
You'll move through the retreat in a small group facilitated by an upper-class UHP student leader. You'll also participate in student-led breakout sessions focused on the themes of the University Honors Program - leadership, community engagement, global studies and research and creative arts. The retreat will be interactive and enjoyable and will include both small and large group sessions facilitated by students. Through this, incoming students become familiar with the University Honors Program through the perspectives of our continuing students.
All participants will meet on campus the morning of August 21st and we will take everyone to Camp Kern on coach buses. More information will be posted here soon and will also be sent to those who register. Please feel free to contact us any time with questions.
We are confident that you will engage in learning and build relationships that will be valuable during your first year at UC, both academically and socially. We guarantee that you will meet fellow honors students and have a lot of fun!
Download and complete the registration forms (Adobe PDF). Please note there are two waivers to complete - one for the University Honors Program and one for Camp Kern.
Submit your completed forms and $50 payment (checks payable to the University of Cincinnati) to:
University Honors Program
ATTN: Honors Welcome Retreat
PO Box 210007
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0007
At this time, we are only able to accept checks. We cannot accept credit card payments.
The deadline to register is Friday, July 26, 2013.
Please note: Cancellations received after Friday, August 2, 2013 cannot be refunded. Cancellations made on or prior to Thursday, August 1, 2013 will be refunded.
Students who have registered for the retreat and have an on-campus residence hall assignment can move into their room beginning on August 20. Students will be required to pay an early move-in fee of $25/night for every night prior to the official opening day of their assigned residence hall. The residence halls officially open on August 21 and 22 so students will pay either $25 or $50, payable to Housing and Food Services. Payment must be received by the Housing and Food Services office prior to arrival.
To sign up for early move-in authorization, visit https://hfs.uc.edu/early after receiving your housing assignment. DO NOT fill out the form without your residence hall assignment. Please list the University Honors Program as the group requiring you to arrive early. The residence hall opening schedule will be available through Housing & Food Services during the first week of June after residence hall assignments have been distributed.
Students moving into University Park Apartments or other affiliated university housing should contact the management office for personal arrangements.
Meal plans generally do not begin until the first day when the residence halls officially open. So while students participating in the retreat have an opportunity to move in early, dining options are limited or available on a cash or credit card basis.
Welcome Retreat participants are asked to arrive at the UC Alumni Center (near the Campus Green Garage and the Lindner College of Business) beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21. Students will be directed to the Hunter Room to check in and pick up their retreat materials. Students are welcome to wait for the bus in the Alumni Hall and/or the Alumni Center parking lot. Buses will arrive to load students onto the buses and will leave for the YMCA Camp Kern by no later than 9:30 a.m.
The buses are estimated to return to the Alumni Center Parking lot by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22.
The Alumni Center parking lot is an easy drop-off and pick-up location if someone will be giving you a ride to and from campus. Please note that we do not reimburse for parking in the garages during the retreat.
The following students will serve as this year's Welcome Retreat leaders:
|Christina Beer*||Lindner College of Business||Information Systems|
|Kate Davis*||Design, Architecture, Art and Planning||Graphic Communication Design|
|Trent Amstutz**||Engineering & Applied Science||Chemical Engineering|
|Savita Bathija||McMicken College of Arts & Sciences||Pre-Pharmacy|
|Michelle Baverman||Design, Architecture, Art & Planning||Interior Design|
|Meghan Cappel||Lindner College of Business||Marketing|
|Michael Fitzgerald||Engineering & Applied Science||Biomedical Engineering|
|Michael Flanagan**||Engineering & Applied Science||Civil Engineering|
|Ellen Franke**||Allied Health Sciences||Health Sciences (Exercise & Movement Science)|
|Andrew Griggs||Engineering & Applied Science||Mechanical Engineering|
|Caroline Hensley||McMicken College of Arts & Sciences||Biological Sciences (Cell & Molecular Biology)|
|Olivia Hubble||Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services||Criminal Justice|
|Charlotte Kuhlman||Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services||Early Childhood Education|
|Victoria Kuhlman**||McMicken College of Arts & Sciences||German Studies|
|Steven Malseed||Engineering & Applied Science||Computer Engineering|
|Bhavik Modi**||Lindner College of Business||Finance|
|Logan Nagel **||Lindner College of Business||Marketing|
|Kelly O'Shaughnessy||McMicken College of Arts & Sciences||Chemistry|
|Ken Okoye||Engineering & Applied Science||Biomedical Engineering|
|Hannah Randolph||McMicken College of Arts & Sciences||International Affairs|
|Tori Roser**||Lindner College of Business||Entrepreneurship|
|Billy Schlich**||Engineering & Applied Science||Aerospace Engineering|
|Shivam Shah||McMicken College of Arts & Sciences||Neuroscience (Neuropsychology)|
|Jerod Turner||Design, Architecture, Art & Planning||Architecture|
|Mahima Venkatesh||McMicken College of Arts & Sciences||Biological Sciences|
* Denotes Retreat Coordinator facilitating a thematic breakout session
** Denotes returning Team Leader