Quest KickOff

Welcome to Quest KickOff — a three day program for first-year students who are eager to get an intensive, early start to their experience at Ursinus. 

Quest KickOff students will spend 3 full days with their Common Intellectual Experience I (CIE 100) classmates getting to know one another, discussing assigned texts, and engaging in meaningful discussions about matters of pressing importance to the world today. Given the early start, students who participate in the Quest KickOff will complete CIE 100 by Thanksgiving, allowing them to focus on their other 3 Ursinus classes for the remaining few weeks of the semester.

What do past participants say about Quest KickOff?

The Quest Kickoff event was single handedly the best choice I could have made to start my freshmen year at Ursinus.

The Quest Kickoff is 100% a must have experience because of how much it helps students connect and transition into the campus life and community.

Key Information

Deadline to Register:

Friday, May 24, 2024
Registration for this event has closed. Please call (610.409.3022) or email with any questions. 

Monday, August 19

  • Move in 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. You’ll get a key to your room and have plenty of time to get settled before welcome activities. Faculty and staff will be on campus to welcome you and help get you situated.
  • Afternoon and evening: Lunch, welcome activities, program start, dinner, and activities later that evening.

Tuesday, August 20 & Wednesday, August 21

  • Classes from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., with a break for lunch
  • Evening time spent doing homework, relaxing, getting to know other students, planned activities

Thursday, August 22

  • Classes from 9 a.m - 12 p.m.
  • Wrap up in time to start first year orientation

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