QUEST: [Overview] | [2012 Schedule] | [2012 Peer Mentors] | [Photos]

Blue Hen Leadership Program Presents
QUEST: a First Year Summer Leadership Experience
Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 pm -- Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am

Question in order to challenge the process
Understand that leadership is a quest, a journey towards self awareness
Explore possibilities
Serve others
Transform yourself and impact the world in positive ways

Arrival: QUEST participants will move into an assigned temporary room on Laird Campus on Tuesday, August 21 for one night only. All participants will move out of their temporary room on Laird Campus and into their permanently assigned residence halls on Wednesday, August 22 between 5:00 and 7:30 pm. We have reserved blocks of hotel rooms and some storage space for parents who wish to stay on Tuesday night to participate in QUEST programming on Wednesday morning and to help with move into permanent residence halls on Wednesday evening. We will also have our own "arrival survival" group of Peer Mentors to help with Wednesday's move in.
    Arrival Options:
  1. Arrive on Tuesday, August 21 with just the basics you'll need for four days (bedding, toiletries, clothing) and have the rest of your things arrive with family on Saturday morning, August 25. You will not have access to your assigned residence hall room until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 22. OR
  2. Arrive with everything you plan to have in your room all semester on Tuesday, August 21. Your family is welcome to book a hotel room for Tuesday, and on Wednesday attend the morning keynote speaker, lunch, and an information session presented just for them by our Career Services staff. Family members will then be asked to spend time shopping, sight-seeing, etc. until 5:00 pm on Wednesday when you can meet up with them at your residence hall to move in until 7:30 pm.
QUEST 2012 Schedule

Tuesday, August 21
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Check In, Icebreaker - Trabant Patio, Food Court and Lounge
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcome to QUEST - Trabant Theater
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinner - Trabant Multipurpose Room C (Students) and B (Parents)
7:00 pm
Parents Dismissed
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Why Leadership? - Trabant MPR A
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Getting To Know You - Trabant MPR and Trabant 211

Wednesday, August 22
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast and Warm Up - Trabant MPR
9:30 am -11:00 am
Keynote Speaker, Marlon Smith - Living With Purpose - Trabant Theater
11:00 am -12:30 pm
Parent lunch and workshop with Career Services Staff - Trabant MPR C
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student Follow-Up discussion with Marlon Smith
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Lunch - Trabant MPR A
12:30 pm - 2:00pm
True Colors and True Missions
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Campus Scavenger Hunt
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Building a Highly Effective Team Reflection - Trabant MPR A
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Pizza pick up - Trabant MPR C
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Move into residence halls
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ice Cream Social - Trabant MPR
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Life Defining Moments - Trabant MPR
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Peer Mentor planned activity

Thursday, August 23
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast - Trabant MPR B
9:00 am - 11:45 am
Mapping Your Career and Young Alumni Panel - Trabant MPR A
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Break, box lunches distributed
12:15 pm
Buses leave for White Clay Creek
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Service
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Return to campus
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner - Trabant MPR A
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Service Reflection
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Setting Goals and Breaking Barriers - Trabant MPR
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Peer Mentor planned activity

Friday, August 24
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast - Trabant MPR A
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Travel to Sandy Hill Retreat Center in Northeast, Maryland
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
All kinds of cool stuff
7:30 pm
Return to campus
7:30 pm- 9:00 pm
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Getting Involved on Campus and Sandy Hill Reflection - Trabant MPR C
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Blue Hen Lanes Rock and Bowl

Saturday, August 25
9:00 am - 11:00 am
QUEST wrap-up breakfast, looking to the future - Trabant MPR A

Cost of the program is $275, due at time of acceptance. Cost covers early housing fees and meal subsidy.
All other program costs are covered by the University.

Application due by July 13.
Students will be notified of selection no later than July 20.
Confirmation and fee will be due by August 10.

For more information, contact Susan Luchey at or by calling 302-831-0091.