While most students spent their weekend catching up on sleep from a week of school, some students chose to relax a different way. A group of Duhawks boarded a bus early on Saturday, March 7, and spent the entire day at the Kalahari Resort, located in the Wisconsin Dells. Sponsored by Year Experience, this free trip allowed students to spend a day off campus with friends and have some fun.
“The purpose of the Year Experience program is to help students transition through each of their college years smoothly and successfully. This is done by providing students with a variety of programming opportunities which enhance them educationally, professionally and socially,” first-year experience coordinator Emily Nelson said. “The events range from resume workshops to speakers to free amusement park day trips to networking dinners.”
Year Experience works with the Student Life office to host a variety of events for students. Free amusement park day-trips are one of the most popular social events hosted throughout the year. The program offered students a trip to Six Flags in Gurnee, IL, during the fall semester and free tickets to a Fighting Saints Hockey Game during January. The Kalahari trip ended up taking 100 students to the Wisconsin Dells.
“My friends and I had a lot of fun,” first-year Nora Kehr said. “I would go on another event they host because the trips they promote sound very fun and exciting. Plus, you get your deposit back.”
The next event planned for the Year Experience is the upcoming CEO Network on Monday, March 23, during Common Time. However, this event is not the last event for the program.
“Other Year Experience events are promoted through email and posters, so students should be on the lookout for more opportunities!,” Nelson said.