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WittScursion

What is WittScursion?

WittScursion is an opportunity for students to make connections with other students and dive into life at Wittenberg! The program is offered after the orientation sessions in July and prior to Welcome Weekend in August. Here are a few goals for the program:

  1. Students will build a connection with a cohort of peers and faculty/staff by participating in group activities and challenges.
  2. Students will reflect on their high school experience and create goals for academics and campus engagement by journaling about writing prompts throughout the program.
  3. Students will identify campus resources through discussion about the transition to college and the increased academic rigor in college.

“WittScursion: Connections”

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This 3-day, overnight program consists of both on-campus and off-campus connections that provide support and preparation for the college experience. Designed for students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds (race/ethnicity, first-generation, LGBT, etc.), the program helps facilitate the transition to the university and build a support network with friends, faculty and staff.

  • Dates for 2019: August 11 - August 14
  • Activities include: community building events, alumni meet-up, success workshops, tour of Springfield, evening entertainment, and community service
  • Cost per registrant: $50
  • Cancellation policy: 
    • Cancellations requested prior to July 1 - Registrants will receive a full refund.
    • Cancellations requested July 1 to July 31 - Registrants will receive a refund for 50% of the total cost.
    • Cancellations requested August 1 and after, including "No shows" - Registrants will forfeit all costs associated with the trip.
    • Exceptions for Serious Illness or Family Death: If attendance is prohibited by illness (as verified by a physician) or death in the family (as verified by obituary), no fee will be charged if a written request is received within 30 days of the scheduled program.

Please reach out with any questions to Jon Duraj, Senior Associate Dean of Students, at jduraj@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-7817.

“WittScursion: Leadership”

**Due to new opening procedures for Fall 2020 this program will not be available.**

This 5-day, overnight, trip that will focus on group development and preparation for college life at Wittenberg. Although there are outdoor components of the trip, it is an experience open to all students and is a great opportunity to kick-start your experience at Wittenberg through meeting other students, faculty and staff.

  • Dates for 2020: August 16 – August 19
  • Activities include: leadership activities, ropes course, team building, and many more.
  • Cost per registrant: $350 (including activities, meals, and housing), a $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. Once the student submits their deposit, total cost (minus the deposit) will be billed directly to their student account.
  • Cancellation policy:
    • Cancellations requested prior to July 1 - Registrants will receive a full refund.
    • Cancellations requested July 1 to July 31 - Registrants will receive a refund for 50% of the total cost.
    • Cancellations requested August 1 and after, including "No shows" - Registrants will forfeit all costs associated with the trip.
    • Exceptions for Serious Illness or Family Death: If attendance is prohibited by illness (as verified by a physician) or death in the family (as verified by obituary), no fee will be charged if a written request is received within 30 days of the scheduled program.

Please reach out with any questions to Gwen Owen, Director of Student Conduct, at oweng@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-7804.

Already registered and paid your deposit?

We're so excited to plan for your participation in the program! Be sure to do some planning on your behalf as well by using the following checklist: 

  1. Complete the WittScursion Participant Details Form as soon as you can!
  2. Print and sign the WittScursion Liability Waiver. You'll want to bring a completed copy to check-in for the program.
  3. Start planning for the program using one of the following packing lists: 
    • Adventure
    • Connections - packing list coming soon!

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