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LEAD Scholars

Take advantage of the opportunity to join other LEAD Scholars and LEAD staff in this leadership and community building experience! This hands-on event includes a two-day program at the Warren Willis Retreat Center in Leesburg, Florida. This will be a very interactive leadership development experience (including a low ropes course experience), so bring your enthusiasm and ideas!

The purpose of this retreat is to allow LEAD Scholars to build a community, to network with peers prior to classes starting, and to begin enhancing your team building and leadership skills. The retreat registration fills up quickly! We will also have a waiting list in the event that participants cancel. The final deadline is below, but you may contact our office after this date to inquire if spaces are still available. The retreat cost includes all transportation, meals, and activities but does not include the early move-in fee.

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On-Campus Housing

Students with a confirmed on-campus housing agreement who are attending REEL Retreat may move in to their room beginning:

Early Move in begins:

Early Move In: August 16 (11 am – 4 pm) $30/night ($150 fee)

Early move-in sign ups start in July on (students must sign up to be able to move in early) Early move-in fees will be automatically billed to your university account for this service. Only the student may pick up his/her key.

* Please note that these are special dates available to REEL Retreat and are not available for all students attending UCF.

Open Move in begins:

Regular Move In begins: August 21 for Residence Halls (9 am – 4 pm)

Early move-in fee, $200 flat regardless of when they take it between 8/9 and 8/19. The early move-in fee will need to be paid upon move-in at the apartment complex. Only the student may pick up his/her key

Early Move-in Fee Waiver Option! If you help with General Fall Move-in. Move-In Volunteers will assist with unloading cars, moving items into rooms and helping unload items. Volunteers may also help with giving directions, providing refreshments and other move-in related tasks. In return for working two shifts your early move-in fee will be waived.

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If you choose to participate in the REEL Retreat and Sorority Recruitment (August 16-22, 2015), please note that you will miss two event rounds related to the recruitment process that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The recruitment process consists of four "rounds" where you might have the opportunity to meet each sorority chapter (depending on sorority invitations to individual women). All sororities will receive a list of those LEAD Scholar students participating in the REEL Retreat to inform them of your excused absence prior to the beginning of sorority recruitment. However, all female REEL Retreat students will have the chance to meet representatives from each chapter at a special makeup session for REEL participants called Greek Knight Line-Up (Sunday, 8/16/15).

Please contact Fraternity and Sorority Life at for more information. However, there is no guarantee that a chapter will invite a woman who does not attend the rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday to subsequent rounds. Please see the Panhellenic Council website for a more detailed view of the sorority recruitment schedule.