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.

Key Information

Sunday, August 21

  • Move in 12-2 p.m.; You’ll get a key to your room and have plenty of time to get settled before a welcome dinner and activities later that evening. Faculty and staff will be on campus to welcome you and help get you situated
  • 2-5 p.m. activities: croquet, group scavenger hunt, board games etc.
  • 5 p.m. welcome dinner and evening activities for all Quest KickOff students, followed by early evening group event

Monday, August 22

  • Official college “Check-In” 11 a.m. - 12 noon
  • 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

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23-24

  • Classes from  9 a.m - 3 p.m.
  • Evening time spent doing homework, relaxing, getting to know other students

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