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The difference between a dream and a reality is a time and a date.

Choose the date of your session at the Freshman Connection and begin to turn your dreams into a reality this summer.

Space is limited to 50 participants per session and applicants are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.


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Available Session Dates for 2017:

Session 1: July 31-August 2
Session 2: August 2-4
Session 3: August 7-9
Session 4: August 9-11
Session 5: August 14-16

Location: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

$270 (Feb. 4). Includes housing, meals, books, t-shirt, a full-day of adventure education and 1 college credit* counted towards your fall credit load. Add an Adventure Trip to the end of your session for an additional $130.

» Learn more about the Adventure Trips

What to Bring 
Casual, weather appropriate clothing that allows you to be active. Don’t forget tennis shoes!

» Additional suggested items to bring

Cancellation Policy 
Payment for the Freshman Connection and Adventure Trips will not be refunded after July 1, 2017. There will be a $15 processing charge for refunds on cancelled registrations.

Program Scholarships
• L.E. Phillips Family Foundation Scholarships

Please submit an essay that justifies your scholarship need, including the amount (up to $200) you are requesting to:

UWEC Freshman Connection 
Hilltop Recreation #105 
Eau Claire, WI 

*Students must submit a reflective paper following their session as part of the credit requirement.