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Reunions 2016 Activities

Come join us and reconnect with OA friends from over forty years of the program. We are Princeton's largest 'leadership network.' Check the schedule below.


Friday, May 27

Exploring Foundations of Effective Leadership

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Robertson Hall Bowl 1

Princeton graduates serve in countless leadership positions around the world from entrepreneurs to teachers, directors to parents. Understanding the traits and behaviors that make leaders effective is critical for any organization, and applies to students on campus and alumni in the world at large. Join us for a panel that brings together experts on leadership from academics, business, government, the non-profit sector and current Outdoor Action student leaders to explore what makes leaders effective and how to enhance your own foundations of effective leadership. 

Moderator: Rick Curtis ’79, Director, Outdoor Action Program.

Panelists: James Lee ’86, partner Schaffer & Combs, Adjunct Professor for the University of San Francisco’s Graduate School of Business; Amy Sennett ’06 JD, U.S. District Court, District of MA; Brady Walkinshaw ’06, State Representative Washington State Legislature; Jesse Caldwell ’16 OA Leader Trainer; Derek Lido, Entrepreneurship Specialist and Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.

Tree Tour of the Princeton campus

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Whig Hall Steps

Tree tour of the Princeton campus. The Princeton University campus has over 150 different tree species from around the world as well as trees dating back to the 1700s. Come learn about the history and diversity of trees on campus at this Reunions favorite led by Glenn “Merc” Morris ’72. 

Celebrating Rick’s 35 Years with Outdoor Action!

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Chancellor Green Rotunda

Back in the summer of 1981, nobody would have predicted that OA Frosh Trip would be where it is today.  And we know that so much of this would not have been possible without the incredible leadership of OA Director Rick Curtis ’79.  Please join the Friends of OA Board as we celebrate everything Rick has given, and continues to give, to OA. 


Sunday, May 29

Outdoor Action Leaders & Friends of OA Breakfast Reception

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Chancellor Green Rotunda

Outdoor Action Leaders and alumni Friends of OA from over 40 years of the program are invited to join us for a breakfast reunion event. Come hear about the latest changes in the Outdoor Action Program including OA becoming integrated into regular orientaiton. Continental breakfast will be served. 

Upcoming Events

Published: Monday, March 2, 2015
Outdoor Action Leaders excel both in academics and in campus activities from varsity sports, to student government, and student organizations. The leadership skills they develop through Outdoor Action serve the larger Princeton campus and beyond as these students go on to be leaders throughout their careers. Here are some of the fellowships, awards and prizes Outdoor Action Leaders have received. Leader Prizes & Awards
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Outdoor Action was highlighted in the report as one of the approaches for improving the orientation process for undergraduates and graduate students. The report comments that one of the goals should be to:

Become an Outdoor Action Leader - Leader Training is now free

Being an OA Leader is one of the most valuable things you can do to help next year's freshmen class have a successful transition into Princeton. OA Leaders are role models and mentors for 60% of the incoming class. Ask anyone you know who is an OA Leader (and there are more than 300 of them on campus) and they'll tell you it's an absolutely incredible experience. Any student can learn the skills needed to lead a group on an OA Trip and with the diversity of trips we offer (base camp, biking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, sustainable farming) there's a trip for you. Don't miss out on this special Princeton experience. Train to become an OA Leader.

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Become part of the Largest Leadership Organization on Campus

Outdoor Action Leader Training is starting up for the spring. We are the largest leadership training program on campus and the experience that you get leading for OA is invaluable. We are looking for the most diverse group of students to become the next generation of OA Leaders. You don't need to have any previous experience in the outdoors or even to have gone on the OA Frosh Trip. We can teach you everything you need to know to be an effective leader both on campus and in the outdoors.

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Videos

Everyday leadership - Drew Dudley

We have all changed someone's life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives. (Filmed at TEDxToronto.)


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Orientation Leader meeting
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REUNIONS: Celebrating Rick’s First 35 Years with Outdoor Action!
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