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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 to assist the FYE staff in bringing the retreat to fruition. Each Leader is assigned a group of first-year students and by engaging in personal discussions, they share the advice and the wisdom they have collected over their years at BC.

Working with members of the FYE team, Leaders will also prepare and present talks to those in attendance about their own experience as first year students and their transition to BC. These personal narratives are presented either individually to the retreat audience or as part of a panel made up of other members of the Leader team.

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.

What do I need to become a Leader?

  • 48hours Leaders must be members of the Junior or Senior class.
  • 48hours Leaders must be interested in mentoring first-year students and be willing to share about their own transition experience.
  • 48hours Leaders must be willing to prioritize the Leader training meetings and retreat preparation over other nonacademic commitments in the month leading up to the retreat weekend.


The Application for 48hours Leaders is now closed.