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LFA 2560 Freshmen Quests

2017 Course Number and Dates are now available!

Sign up for Freshmen Quests and start your college experience with the trip of a lifetime!

View some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Freshmen Quests.

Register on pipeline for LFA 2560, the two credit course designed specifically for incoming freshmen. Choose which section you would like to take based on the scheduled trip dates. For detailed directions on how to use pipeline, click here.

The trips are designed to completely orient incoming freshmen to the college experience at Wayne State University. The students can use the trip to form relationships with the other incoming freshmen, meet faculty and staff from the university, get a better understanding of university departments and services, and most importantly, have fun!

Each trip will be led by several upperclassman student leaders. Dr. Christy Nolan, Director of Campus Recreation will also be on each trip. Additionally, WSU "experts" will be accompanying the group. These experts are employees of the university who work for the WSU Police Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Academic Success Center, Dean of Students, College of Education, Housing, and others. During the day the group will be challenged on the water, and in the evenings around the campfire they will be challenged with in depth conversations about how to succeed on campus. There will be formal and informal conversations about study skills, team building, dealing with stress and many other varying topics.

All camping and canoeing supplies will be provided for the students so there is no need to worry about sleeping bags or tents. Upon registration for LFA 2560 students will be given additional guidance about what types of clothing are appropriate on the trips. There will be a pre-trip meeting for each section and students will be provided with dry bags to pack their clothing.

2017 Schedule

  LFA 2560 Sec 001 LFA 2560 Sec 002
Course Number 15470 15471
Pre-Trip Meeting Aug. 7, 10 a.m.

Aug. 14, 10 a.m.

Trip Dates Aug. 9-11 Aug. 16-18
First Classroom Session Friday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 15
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Second Classroom Session Friday, Sept. 29
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 29
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Third Classroom Session Friday, Oct. 13
10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Classroom Session Friday, Oct. 27
10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 27
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fifth Classroom Session Friday, Nov. 10
10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sixth Classroom Session Friday, Dec. 1
10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meetings are held at the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center.

If you have missed your trip's pre-trip meeting or know that you cannot attend, don't worry! Contact Dr. Christy Nolan at CNolan@wayne.edu, to set up an alternative time to get together.

Continue the journey on campus!

The adventure trips are just Phase I of LFA 2560 Freshmen Quests. Throughout the fall semester, students in LFA 2560 will meet four times as a class. The classroom sessions will build upon some of the skills learned while camping. The course will focus heavily on critical thinking and writing skills, Students will explore their personality and communication styles through a DISC assessment. They will also learn valuable planning and time management skills to stay on task. The students will be assigned readings submit papers to exhibit their mastery of content areas.

If you have another class on Fridays, don't worry! Most conflicts are easily resolved! If you are unable to register for LFA 2560 due to a schedule conflict, simply fill out the Override Approval Form and return it to Dr. Christy Nolan. You can either fax it to Dr. Nolan at (313) 577-5843 or email it to Cnolan@wayne.edu.

If you have additional questions please contact:
Dr. Christy Nolan at CNolan@wayne.edu or (313) 993-4378

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