Early Arrival and Housing
All ASCENT participants may move in to their college Residence Hall rooms on Thursday, August 16th. We encourage you to arrive on Wednesday if you are traveling a long distance, however we can not provide access to the room until Thursday--certain exceptions do apply. You may move all of your belongings for the entire semester into your room on Thursday. We will contact Residence Life and provide them with a list of ASCENT participants who will be moving in early.
Agenda for Check-in/Move-in Day on Thursday, August 16th
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Key pick-up in College Union Building and move-in to Residence Hall.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - ASCENT Check-in. You will need about 30 minutes to check-in for your ASCENT trip in the College Union Building Lobby. We ask that each ASCENT participant bring all the gear she or he plans on taking on the ASCENT trip with you to check-in. There will be approximately 25 student trip facilitators and alumni available at this time to help go through your gear and make sure you have all the necessary equipment and clothing.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - During this time, we will host a luncheon in the College Union Ballroom with all ASCENT participants, families, GRAB l& CPS leaders, and representatives from the College. There will be a welcome session for everyone during this luncheon.
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Trip Meetings. At this time the students in each group will get together with their facilitators to do introductions and learn more about your specific itinerary. Unless evening activities are planned, this would be a good time for parents to depart.
5:30 p.m. - Thursday night - Parents and ASCENT participants are on your own after the group activities. During this time, we suggest you pick up any recommended gear/clothing that you might be missing as specified during your ASCENT check-in. For students who have traveled to Gettysburg on your own, we will coordinate a group to get dinner together on campus. We also recommend you get a good night's sleep on Thursday, since Friday will be a full day traveling to your destination, and some initial hiking / backpacking / kayaking.
8:00 a.m. - Friday morning - Meet in the College Union Building and prepare for 9:00 a.m. trip departures.
Tuesday - August 21 - Trips return to campus no later than 1:00 p.m.