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48hours Leaders

First Year Experience


What is a 48hours Leader?

On each 48hours weekend, approximately 12 upperclassmen join the team as Leaders. Each Leader is assigned a group of first-year students; during the retreat weekend Leaders are the heart of the program. By engaging in personal discussions with their groups, they share the advice and the wisdom they have collected over the years.

Leaders are encouraged to keep in touch with their groups following the weekend, helping provide valuable advice and friendship based on a mentoring relationship that 48hours initiates.

Working with members of the First Year Experience team, some Leaders will prepare and present talks to the students in attendance during the course of the weekend. Other Leaders will have opportunities to participate as panelists during the course of the weekend.

What do I need to become a Leader?

First of all, Leaders must have a great attitude -- positive, enthusiastic, cooperative, and willing to work very hard. Second, they must support the philosophy of the 48hours program. Third, they must like interacting with people.

How do I apply to become a Leader?

The application for the 2018-2019 Leader position will be available in August of 2018, so check back then!