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The IMPACT Freshmen Leadership Retreat is a three-day retreat for first year incoming students. Student involvement in college is a prime indicator of success while on campus and into one’s career. Leadership is developed in many ways, including membership and holding positions in organizations, volunteerism and formal leadership programs. Impact is attempting to combine all of these aspects into one central focus.

The Office of Student Activities is kicking off a comprehensive leadership program with the Impact Retreat. The retreat provides students with an opportunity to meet nearly 200 other incoming students, 30 upper class students, faculty and staff. During the retreat students will participate in team building activities, information sessions, special presentations, ice breakers, flour wars and become acclimated to UCM. We hope you will join us!

Goals of the retreat

The IMPACT retreat will:

  • Help provide information about how you can get involved at UCM
  • Explain services and resources available
  • Get you thinking about how to develop your leadership skills
  • Provide opportunities for you to learn more about yourself and your peers,
  • Acclimate you to UCM
  • Provide networking opportunities



Incoming Student Opportunities

Incoming students get the opportunity to be a participant during the retreat. By attending, you will be able to start your college career on the right foot and a head start from your other peers. You will also have made college friends before you ever start college.


Retreat is July 26-28, 2019

Cost: $90 (checks payable to UCM)

Registration Deadline: July 22, 2019

Refund Date: July 22, 2019

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Participant Information Packet

Current UCM Student Opportunities

Upperclassman are the facilitators for the retreat. Facilitators are paired to lead a group of incoming students as large as 12 throughout the 3 days. Facilitators help give the participants guidance, facilitator group activities & discussion and becoming a friend.

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