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The retreat coordinators are the five students who will assist in the planning and implementation of the retreat as well as lead the thematic area breakout sessions during the UHP Annual Welcome Retreat, held in August. Coordinators have several honors experiences within their assigend thematic area and are excited to share their passions with our incoming first-year students.
What do retreat coordinators do?
Retreat coordinators are some of the University Honors Program's top students and hail from various colleges across UC. Coordinators represent a breadth of experiences, inside and outside the classroom, on campus, in the community, and around the world.
Retreat coordinators will be integral parts of the retreat planning process as well as its execution. Coordinators will work with the UHP staff in all aspects of the University Honors Program Annual Welcome Retreat. Coordinators will help shape the vision for the retreat as well as contribute to its success through aiding in its planning and implementation.
Once selected, retreat coordinators will be assigned specific components of planning the retreat, though all five are expected to work together throughout the planning process. Planning components are divided into three categories - "personnel," "marketing/communication," "logistics" and "synergy."
Personnel Tasks (2 coordinators)
Marketing/Communication Tasks (1 coordinator)
Logistics Tasks (1 coordinator)
Synergy Tasks (1 coordinator)
All coordinators will assist in the retreat leader selection process as well as be given a small group of retreat leaders to mentor throughout the spring and summer leading up to the retreat.
At the retreat, four coordinators will lead the breakout session for their assigned thematic area (research & creative arts, leadership, community engagement, or global studies). The retreat coordinator for synergy will assist the UHP staff in the overall organization of the retreat and will not lead a breakout session. After the retreat, coordinators will be asked for feedback and to help start the planning process for next year.
What are the requirements?
Retreat coordinators should to meet the following requirements:
You will also be expected to commit to the following days and times:
What is the application process?
The deadline to apply for the 2015 Annual Welcome Retreat has passed. After the deadline, applicants who are moving forward in the process will be contacted for an interview.
Applications for the 2016 Annual Welcome Retreat will be available October 2015.