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Pre-Orientation Learning Communities - Summer 2014

We are offering three Adventure Learning Communities that begin in August, 2014 prior to the start of classes and continue into the fall semester. They allow you to satisfy the First-Year Seminar requirement (PSU 005) and serve as an orientation to college. These Learning Communities are a great option for students who want to get a few credits completed before the semester begins.


A Walk in the Woods (Moderate to High Physical Demand) 

August 19th-21nd

  • A Walk in the Woods (KINES 001, section 003) (1.5 GHA credits), August 20-22 (Schedule #178219) 
  • First-Year Seminar (PSU 005, section 025) (1 credit), F 11:00-11:50 AM (Schedule #159274)

Experience nature up close! You are invited to join a three-day, two-night hiking trip. Enjoy the solitude of the woods, cook outdoors, and sleep under the stars while hiking some of the most beautiful countryside of Virginia. The only prerequisite is a willingness to have fun and meet new friends. Program cost: $100


Canoeing Adventure (Moderate Physical Demand)

August 17th-20th

  • Canoeing in Summer (KINES 001, section 004) (1.5 GHA credits), August 18-21 (Schedule #158335)
  • First-Year Seminar (PSU 005, section 029) (1 credit), R 10:50-11:40 AM (Schedule #162718)

Two bald eagles soared overhead, wild turkeys walked through the campsite, great blue herons appeared everywhere ... and that was just the first day. The group will camp out for two nights on the Delaware River and enjoy breathtaking views and an abundance of wildlife. You do not need to know how to canoe to participate. This program assumes no prior canoeing skill, just a willingness to learn new skills, enjoy nature and sleep in a tent. Program cost: $100


Building for Tomorrow (Moderate Physical Demand)

August 13th-16th

  • Student Organization Management (CNED 301, section 001) (2 credits), August 14-17 (Schedule #150913)
  • First-Year Seminar (PSU 005, section 025) (1 credit), F 11:00-11:50 AM (Schedule #159274)

Show your compassion by sharing your strength! Experience the joy you can provide by volunteering your time to serve various non-profit organizations in the surrounding community. This program is sure to help you develop strong friendships and broaden your cultural horizons through community service. Program cost: $100