W.O.W. Outdoor Trip
The Wolverines.Orientation.Wilderness. (W.O.W.) Program is an optional four-day outdoor adventure/college prep experience for incoming students. The trip will assist you in getting to know your future classmates - and yourself - a little better. Learning from University faculty, staff and current students, you will gain valuable insight into life at UM-Dearborn. The trip is designed to be challenging, informative and FUN! This is a great opportunity for personal growth, making new friends and learning what it takes to earn a Michigan degree.
In itís fifth year, the W.O.W. trip continues to grow and provide an unforgettable adventure for incoming students.
This four-day, three-night adventure will include transportation to/from the site, lodging, all meals, and unlimited opportunities to have fun through team and leadership building opportunities. In addition to a fun experience, this adventure will also engage you in active discussion with your peers and group leaders. The objectives of the W.O.W. trip are to not only create instant bonds between fellow classmates, faculty and staff at the University, but to remove you from your comfortable environment to challenge you in ways that will help better prepare you for college life.
By connecting with other incoming students, current students, and University faculty and staff, you will have the opportunity to share your hopes and fears about starting college around the campfire. Learn first-hand from faculty, staff and current students a skill set that will prove invaluable during your college experience. Attend W.O.W., make life long memories, and gain skills and friendships that will endure long after you earn your Michigan degree.
The mandatory pre-trip meeting on August 5 at 6:00 pm will cover everything you need to prepare for the trip. You will meet the current students and University staff that will be joining you in this experience. Bring your enthusiasm and excitement; this will be one adventure you won't soon forget! If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A scholarship to attend the W.O.W. program is available! The W.O.W. Scholarship is for incoming freshman students starting in the Fall 2013 semester who demonstrate financial need in order to attend the 2013 trip. This scholarship will help offset the cost of the trip.
Click here for details and to apply for the scholarship. Scholarships are due by July 8.
The trip will be chaperoned by UM-Dearborn staff members from the Orientation and Enrollment Management and Student Life departments. Current student Orientation Leaders and professional facilitators will also participate with you in this adventure.
2013 W.O.W. Trip Timeline
- February 19 - Online Registration begins
- July 8 - Scholarship Application Due
- July 22 - Scholarship Recipients Notified
- August 5 - Pre-Trip Meeting/Registration Payment Due
- August 19 - 22 - W.O.W. Trip