Sophomore Summit 2019
What is Sophomore Summit?
Sophomore Summit is for rising sophomores who are returning to the residence halls next year. In order to participate, students are nominated by their Residence Hall Director (RHD) as someone who is positively contributing to their residential community and whom they are confident will make a positive difference in their hall community next year.
By now you’re probably thinking, what is this Sophomore Summit exactly?
It’s an excellent opportunity sponsored by UNH’s Department of Residential Life for about 100 first-year students!! It is essentially a 2 day/1 night retreat (aka summit) occurring immediately after finals where rising sophomores can reflect on their first year of college, meet new friends, eat good food, be off-campus, and just have fun while learning a thing or two about themselves and what they hope to accomplish next year as students returning to UNH residence halls.
This experience involves community building, fun, reflection, mentorship, bonding, lessons about stewardship, leadership, and values, and time to decompress and set goals for the next year while building a sense of pride in their hall community. You will have the chance to explore how you wish to do more living on campus and be more of who you truly are among your friends, peers, future neighbors, and incoming students as a sophomore.
If you have any other questions, connect with your RHD. They would love to talk with you about this opportunity! Check out some photos of previous Summiteers below.
Why Should I Accept the Invitation?
Well, we could say, "Why SHOULDN'T you accept our invitation?" but we understand wanting to know more. Many first-year students get through their first two semesters wanting more - more connection, more academic success, more direction in their life. Students who have experienced UNH's Sophomore Summit have felt that this two-day opportunity did just that for them. Click below to see what they had to say for yourself.
If you are still unsure if the Sophomore Summit opportunity is right for you, go and talk with your RHD about any questions or concerns you may have. We hope you take us up on it!