The Summit Adventures offer students a way to make the transition to college more enjoyable and valuable, as well as giving them an introduction to the campus, Spartanburg and the foothills area of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Summit Adventure is an incredible experience in which students can participate in activities ranging from spending the day at Carowinds, volunteering in local community Arcadia or with Habitat for Humanity, visiting the historic Biltmore House, scouring local thrift stores to find the perfect item to upcycle for your residence hall room, spending the day whitewater rafting and zip lining across the Pigeon River, taking a swing dancing class, going indoor rock climbing, kayaking in Glendale, hiking in Dupont State Forest, or staying on campus for the Contest of Champions.
FYI 2015 begins Tuesday, August 25th on campus as students move into their residence halls and enjoy the first day of college. On Thursday, August 27th new students, upperclassmen, and staff will travel to Camp Greystone in Tuxedo, North Carolina where everyone will enjoy a full day of in-camp activities followed by a picnic by the lake and an evening social. Everyone will return to campus by chartered buses after the evening activities at Camp Greystone.
On Saturday, August 29th, the Summit Adventure continues with a variety of activities. All students will participate in a specific Adventure activity of their choosing. Each Adventure has been uniquely designed for new students, and will be directed by a full-time faculty or staff member.
Full descriptions are posted on the FYI site in myWofford. During the next month, you will have an opportunity to look them over and select a specific Adventure. So that a quality experience can be enjoyed by all, there is a maximum number of participants in each Adventure. For some of the Adventures, there may be a fee to participate which is posted in the description. Once an Adventure fills to capacity, it is indicated on the registration page. The deadline to choose your Adventure online is August 18th.
Once you have registered for a Summit Adventure, you will be contacted through your Wofford College email with more information about what you need to bring, instructions, and the other details .
Waivers for the Adventures may also be accessed through FYI and turned in prior to your arrival. Please download a copy, sign and mail to the address below. If your Summit Adventure has a fee associated with it, please send it to the following address with the Summit Adventure indicated when you register:
Summit Adventures/Student Affairs
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
For questions, please contact Dean Elizabeth Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.