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Leader Pre-Trip Schedule

All parts of training are required for ALL Frosh Trip Leaders , unless marked "optional" or italicized.

Tuesday 8/29

  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Check-in outside Cafe Viv in Frist
  • 4:30 -- 6:15 PM: Dinner in Frist MPR
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Welcome, Hog Call, meet Training Groups in Dillon
  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Meeting for Technical Skills Trainers and LNT Trainers (upstairs in Dillon MPR)

Wednesday 8/30

  • 7:30 AM –  8:45 AM: Breakfast in Whig Hall
  • 8:00 AM –  8:45 AM: Check-in with Training Group at Richardson
  • 9:00 AM -- 12:30 PM: Orientation Training in Richardson
  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch in Dillon
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM: Co-leader communication in Dillon
  • 2:00PM VP of Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun
  • 2:15 PM – 8:30 PM: Technical Skills Refresher
  • 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner in Frist MPR
  • 8:45 PM – 9:30 PM: Meeting for HEART Facilitators
  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: (optional) Leader Trainer Office Hours: Ellie Nishikawa Fu, Julia Sassi, and Catharine Leahy-- Dillon Library

Thursday 8/31

  • 7:30 AM –  8:45 AM: Breakfast in Whig
  • 8:00 AM -- 8:45 AM: Check-in with Training Group at Richardson
  • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Orientation Training in Richardson
  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch in Dillon
  • 1:15 PM – 8:30 PM: HEART Refresher
  • 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner in Frist
  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: (optional) Leader Trainer Office Hours with Henry Shangguan, Sonia Howlett, and Cindy Liu-- Dillon Library
  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Stove Repair Workshop with TSTs (optional)

Friday 9/1

  • 7:30 AM –  8:45 AM: Breakfast in Whig
  • 8:00 AM -- 8:45 AM: Check-in with Training Group at Richardson
  • 9:00 AM –  12:45 PM: Orientation Training in Richardson
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Lunch in Dillon (1:30pm meeting for swapping Frosh med forms)
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Announcements, Games, Interacting with Command
  • 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM: Route Briefings: (LH, VA-1, Canoe, WV, CT52-56, CT114, CT116). Safety Talk: (H, HB, VA-2, Gap-Climb & Hike, CT110-113, CT115, CT118-CT119). Co-leader Goals #2: (R, MA, PA, BF, B, OF).
  • 3:30 PM -- 4:30 PM: Route Briefings: (H, HB, VA-2, Gap-Climb & Hike, CT110-113, CT115, CT118-CT119). Safety Talk:  (R, MA, PA, BF, B, OF). Co-leader goals #2: (LH, VA-1, Canoe, WV, CT52-56, CT114, CT116).
  • 4:30 PM -- 5:30 PM: Route Briefings: (R, MA, PA, BF). Safety Talk: (LH, VA-1, Canoe, WV, CT52-56, CT114, CT116). Co-leader goals #2: (H, HB, VA-2, Gap-Climb & Hike, CT110-113, CT115, CT118-CT119).
  • 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM: Meeting with Dr. Pletcher and Rick about specific medical concerns (you'll receive an email if this applies to you)
  • 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Distribution of Food Boxes
  • 6:15 PM -- 7:00 PM: Dinner in Frist
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: (optional) Leader Trainer Office Hours with Thomas Clark, Henry Shangguan, Aliya Greenberg-- Dillon Library

Saturday 9/2

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Welcome Frosh to Campus (by assigned regions)
  • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast in Whig Hall
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Meeting for Interpersonal Skills Facilitators with Kat Smithhammer
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Phone distribution and training
  • 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Leadership Development with Kat Smithhammer in Dillon
  • 12:30PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch in Dillon
  • 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM: Perishable Food Boxes distributed
  • 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner in Frist
  • 7:00PM – 8:00PM: (optional) Leader Trainer Office Hours with Will Atkinson, Maggie Pecsok, and Delaney Thull-- Dillon Library
  • 8:00 PM: (optional) Bus to EMS & Walmart. Departing from Lot 23

Sunday 9/3

  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Drop off Snacks in Support Bins
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch in Frist MPR
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: T-shirt distribution & Photo
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Tricks of the Trail & Games
  • 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM: Dinner in Dillon
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Games & final reminders
  • 6:30 PM  Frosh Arrive!