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The IMPACT Freshmen Leadership Retreat is a three day retreat for first year incoming students. Student involvement in college is a prime indicator of success while on
campus and into one’s career. Leadership is developed in many ways, including membership and holding positions in organizations, volunteerism and formal leadership programs. Impact is attempting to combine all of these aspects into one central focus.

The retreat provides students with an opportunity to meet nearly 200 other incoming students, 32 upper class students, faculty and staff. During the retreat students will participate in team building activities, information sessions, special presentations, ice breakers, flour war and become acclimated to UCM. We hope you will join us!


Benefits of Attending

You will meet students that are like you, interested in becoming a leader or building on leadership skills attained in high school. In addition, you will meet current students who have become leaders in many different ways. They will be available to answer questions and to get to know you. Also, there will be current faculty and staff members there to offer you any support necessary and to get to know you.


Cost of Attending

Your $90 fee will cover everything, including: your lodging for the duration of the retreat, a t-shirt, meals, park fees and any other costs associate with the retreat. The cost of the retreat can be charged to your student account or a check can be mailed to: Office of Student Activities, IMPACT, Union 217, Warrensburg, MO 64093.


Retreat Dates

The retreat is held on the University of Central Missouri Campus on July 25-27, 2018. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and check-out will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Want to Attend?

 Registration begins Jan 1. Space is limited so don’t wait!   

Register NOW!

What TO Bring and What NOT to Bring

What TO Bring

  1. Warm weather, comfortable clothing
    1. Underwear
    2. Socks
    3. Shoes (tennis shoes, Flip Flops etc.)
    4. Pants or Shorts
    5. Shirts
    6. Swimwear
    7. Possible windbreaker
  2. Twin XL size bedding
    1. Pillow & Case
    2. Fitted sheet
    3. Flat sheet
    4. Blankets as needed or Sleeping bag
  3. Toiletries
    1. Toothbrush
    2. Toothpaste
    3. Shampoo & Conditioner
    4. Soap
    5. Hand sanitizer (if needed)
    6. Grooming supplies
    7. Towels
    8. Washcloths
    9. Sunscreen
  4. Assumption of Risk and Release Form
  5. Water Bottle
  6. Positive Attitude


What NOT To Bring

  1. Alcohol
  2. Tobacco (smoke or smokeless). UCM is proud to be a Tobacco Free campus.
  3. Any type of illegal substances
  4. Firearms
  5. Fireworks
  6. Weapons of any kind
  7. Laptop computers – Unless permission has been granted
  8. Formal Clothing
  9. Bad attitudes

All of the above-mentioned items will be confiscated and returned only with written permission from the Assistant Provost for Student Engagement and Experience.

Acknowledgment and Release Form

Bring this form filled out with you registration.

Map for Campus Parking

parking map

Schedule Overview


9:30 a.m.                     Registration Begins

10 a.m.                        Get to Know your Floor!

11:15 a.m.                   Introductions, Retreat Rules & Ice Breakers

12:00 p.m.                  Lunch

1:00 p.m.                     Small Groups – Team Builders

2:15 p.m.                     Egg Drop

3:00 p.m.                     People Scavenger Hunt/Break

3:30 p.m.                     Networking

4:30 p.m.                     Warrensburg Tour

5:30 p.m.                     Dinner

7:00 p.m.                     Motivational Speaker

7:30 p.m.                     True Colors

8:15 p.m.                     University Quest

8:45 p.m.                     Free Time

10:45 p.m.                  Floor Wrap up/Games

11:15 p.m.                  Lights out!



7:30 a.m.                     Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                     Travel Time

8:30 a.m.                     TREK Challenge Course (Team Flags, Chant and Name)

12:15 p.m.                  Travel back to Residence hall to change for lunch

1 p.m.                          Lunch

1:45 p.m.                     Travel Time

2 p.m.                          Group Photo/Facilitator Photo/Team Photo

2:30 p.m.                     Team Builders:

5:30 p.m.                     Break

6 p.m.                          Dinner

6:45 p.m.                     Travel Time

7 p.m.                          Breakout Activities

9:30 p.m.                     Candlelight Ceremony

10 p.m.                        Flour Wars

10:30 p.m.                  Free time

12:30 a.m.                   Floor Time/Wrap-up

1:00 a.m.                     Lights out!



7:30 a.m.                     Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                     Travel time

8:30 a.m.                     Gum Drop Structure

9:30 a.m.                     Where Do I Go From Here with your floors & Evaluations

10:30 a.m.                   Feel Good Books

11:30 a.m.                   Pack & Clean

12 p.m.                        Check-out 


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