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The 2013 FYE Community Retreat

The 2014 FYE Community Retreat

As a part of the SUNY-ESF FYE program, first-year students are required to participate in the FYE Community Retreat program. This initiative will challenge students as they participate in high and low ropes team building initiatives, connect with fellow students and interact with various ESF faculty and staff members during the event. The retreat is held on September 6, 2014.

  • September 6 morning rotation
    Residents of Centennial Hall floors 3 and 4 and ESF commuters.
  • September 6 afternoon rotation
    Residents of Centennial Hall floors 1 and 2.
  • Please note that if your are unable to attend your assigned retreat outing due to an extenuating circumstance (religious observance, family emergency, etc.), please contact the staff listed below to discuss possible rescheduling of your assigned retreat attendance slot. Remember, this is a mandatory event for all ESF first-year students.

Below is a sample agenda of what the day will look like. All first-year students will hear more about this retreat in the fall during Orientation. Please take a moment to review the suggested things to bring so that you are prepared.

** Centennial 3, 4 & Commuter Morning Retreat Schedule
  • 7:00am -Continental Breakfast (in Sadler Dining Hall)
  • 7:50am -Leave from Centennial Hall to College Place
  • 8:05 am -Depart College Place for Ropes Course
  • 8:15 am - Welcome and Opening activities
  • 8:30am to 10:30pm – Ropes Course Rotation #1
  • 10:30pm to 12:30pm - Ropes Course Rotation #2
  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch by Academic Departments
  • 1:30pm - Buses Depart for ESF

** Centennial 1 & 2 Afternoon Retreat Schedule

  • 12:00pm - Leave from Centennial Hall to College Place
  • 12:15pm - Depart College Place for Ropes Course
  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm - Lunch by Academic Departments
  • 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Ropes Course Rotation #1
  • 3:30pm to 5:30pm - Ropes Course Rotation #2
  • 5:30pm - Closing activity
  • 6:00pm - Buses Depart for ESF
What to Bring
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes—we will be doing a ropes course so bring clothes that you do not mind getting dirty, shoes that are comfortable for walking, as well as clothes for chillier weather.
  • Rain Gear/Extra Clothing—programs are held rain, shine, or snow!
  • Water bottle - Stay hydrated, this is very important!
  • You will receive a boxed lunch. If you want to bring a snack along, that's up to you!
  • Any toiletries, medications, bug spray, etc. that you will need for the day.

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