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Dear Freshman Connection Participant,

Summer is almost here, and with that, the Freshman Connection is right around the corner! We are looking forward to having a great session of leadership studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I have enclosed a map to Eau Claire and final details for the program this summer. If you have not already done so, please complete both sides of your Emergency Consent forms and mail them to the Freshman Connection office as soon as possible.

The following is a list of important dates and times:

  • Check-in is from 11:00am to 11:45am on the first day of your session. Lunch will not be served so you may want to have lunch before you arrive.

  • The camp will begin at 12:00pm with a short introduction of programming and Freshman Connection staff.

  • The camp will conclude at 4:00pm on the last day of your session.

  • In case of emergency, your parent or guardian can contact you by calling one of the following numbers (there will not be a phone in your room in the Towers, but you will have access to a pay phone):

Justin Gardner (Director)
Office: (715) 836-6040

Amber Pfiffner (Staff Coordinator)
Office: (715) 836-6040

The atmosphere of the Freshman Connection is casual. The rooms will have sheets, pillows and a light blanket in them. They are not air-conditioned. The following list contains suggested items to bring:

Clothing: Dress casually but be sure to consider weather appropriate clothing and clothing that allows you to be active. Don't forget a pair of comfortable supportive shoes!

Other Suggested Items:
Fan, address book/notebook, personal care items, sunglasses/hat, camera, spending money for snacks, towel and washcloth, alarm clock

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email at anytime. I look forward to sharing a great experience with you!

Justin Gardner
Leadership Institute Director