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Leadership Outdoor Orientation Program (L.O.O.P.)

As an incoming first-year or transfer student at Syracuse University this fall, you have an opportunity to begin your college experience by joining a group of your fellow classmates and peer leaders on one of our Leadership Outdoor Orientation Programs (LOOP)!

The LOOP series of pre-orientation programs are designed to bring students together through shared outdoor adventure experiences. These programs do not require any previous experience and are open to all incoming first year students.

Sponsored by the Department of Recreation Services – Outdoor Education Program
Dates: August 20-23

The LOOP: Adirondack Adventure

The LOOP Adirondack Adventure takes you on a journey designed to give you a jump start on your college experience while actively engaging in a series of outdoor adventure activities. This program provides an opportunity to move-in early and then go off-campus on a shared adventure with fellow students. During the trip you will experience the thrills of whitewater rafting, a low and high element challenge course and zip-line, hiking to a serene waterfall, flat water kayaking and canoeing, as well as campfires, starry nights and friendship, all in the majestic setting of the Oswegatchie Educational Center, located within the Adirondack Park of New York. We return to campus on Wednesday evening to join in with the regular orientation activities - only now you have a group of friends with whom you have shared an amazing experience!

The LOOP: Odyssey Adventure

Join your classmates on an adventure that will be sure to kick your first year into high gear! We will gather on the SU Quad, where you will meet your peer facilitators and get to know your fellow LOOP: Odyssey Adventure participants through a series of team oriented activities, icebreakers and initiatives. The next three days will be spent developing your skills on our outdoor “Odyssey” style challenge course. During the program, you will not only get an opportunity to experience all that the high element challenge course has to offer (including the 25 foot “Leap of Faith”) but you will also “learn the ropes” so to speak, as we teach you the basics of challenge course facilitation as you develop skills that will help you on your journey through college such as; positive relationship and trust building, effective communication, resiliency and determination, as well as the ability to think through and solve problems; not only as an individual, but as a contributing member of a team and larger community. Participants will stay in their fall assigned residence hall for the duration of the program.

Registration is now closed for:
LOOP: Adirondack Adventure pre-orientation program

We are still accepting registrations for:
LOOP: Odyssey Adventure pre-orientation program

Please click on the links below for more information:

Check out this link to see videos on how the LOOP has made an impact on previous participants!

For More Information, please contact:
Scott Catucci
SU Outdoor Education and Student Development
241 Archbold Gym
315-443-0290
sacatucc@syr.edu