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First Year Immersions & Excursions

This webpage was updated on July 12, 2019, 8:00am PST.

First Year Immersions & Excursions are opportunities for first year students to engage early with SCU faculty, staff, classmates, and upperclassmen through a series of on-campus immersion experiences and off-campus excursions prior to the start of and during the early half of the fall quarter of their first year of college.

Overview

First Year Immersions & Excursions allow first year students to form a cohort with a subset of 10-25 classmates that participate together in deeply engaging experiences on and off campus led by faculty, staff, and upperclassmen. Each opportunity includes conversation and contemplation components to introduce first year students to a hallmark of a Jesuit education, i.e. reflective discernment.

First Year Immersions & Excursions are comprised of both on-campus immersion experiences and off-campus excursions of varying topics, duration, and price points. These variations of programmatic elements factor in the different interests, availabilities, and financial means of students so that they have options matching what they like and what they can afford.

Each opportunity is linked to faculty, staff, and student organizations who are considered leaders in the associated topic or content area. As such, these faculty, staff, and student leaders develop and lead the activities that comprise the opportunity which would include facilitated discussions and reflection exercises.

Programs

The following programs are scheduled for September 2019 prior to the start of fall quarter:

The following programs are scheduled for the fall quarter of the 2019-20 academic year (additional information to be announced in September):

  • Intersectional Identity Retreat
  • Nature Writing Retreat
  • Places of Worship
  • Urban Plunge

Additional programs will be added later in the summer as well!

For More Information

Contact: Tedd Vanadilok
tvanadilok@scu.edu