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What to Expect

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What to Expect

Thank you so much for signing up for the Transfer Leadership Connection! We are looking forward to getting to know you better over the course of the weekend, helping you connect to Texas Tech and your fellow students, and assisting you develop your leadership potential! Please read the email below for important information about the weekend.

You will experience a variety of activities over the course of the weekend at the Transfer Leadership Connection. Each activity is designed to help you connect with your fellow team members, with Texas Tech, and with your own leadership potential.

Transportation Information

Transportation to the retreat is provided. All students are expected to use the group transportation and you will not be able to take their cars to the retreat center.

The buses for the retreat will depart from the Commuter West parking lot located south of the Animal Science building. You will be able to park your car in the Commuter West parking lot for the duration of the weekend. The buses will depart promptly at 4:30 pm, so please arrive on time! If you arrive late we will not be able to come back and get you!

Meals

We provide dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.  Please make sure you have indicated any dietary restrictions PRIOR to the retreat.

Schedule

We will depart at 4:30 pm on Friday and will return to campus at 12:30 pm on Sunday.

Day 1

4:00 pm Check in at Commuter West Parking
(Lot C12 on this map)
4:30 pm Buses depart
  Dinner
Evening Welcome
  Small Group #1
  True Colors

Day 2

Morning Breakfast
  Ropes Course
  Lunch
Afternoon Student Leadership Challenge
  Small Group #2
  Free Time: Lake, Volleyball, Kickball, etc.
Evening Dinner
  Personal Leadership
  Small Group #3
  Group Competition
Late Night Campfire

Day 3

Morning Breakfast
  Transfer Student Panel
  Small Group #4
  Group Photo
  Load Buses
12:30 pm Arrive back to Lubbock                    

 

What to Bring

  • Three sets of clothing and extra socks (you will be provided with one Texas Tech t-shirt)
  • Sturdy, closed toed tennis shoes (that are appropriate for activities such as ropes course, volleyball, etc.)
  • Bed linens and blankets for a twin sized bed and a pillow
  • Towels – bath and swim
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
  • Shower shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any medication you are taking