REEL Retreat

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.

Early Move-In

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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:

Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 11 am - 4 pm ($125 early move-in fee)
Monday, August 11, 2014 from 9 am - 4 pm ($100 early move-in fee)

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:

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9 am - 4 pm

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.

Affiliated Housing

Students requesting early move in must contact Knights Circle or Pointe at Central Management no later than July 16th to request early move in. Students will be able to move in 5 days early on Monday, August 11th for a $200 charge. This is a flat fee for all students requesting to move in early (Prior to August 16th). This option will only be open to the first 50 students who request early move in at each location. Any student has the option to move in early on August 8th to an “As Is” room. This is open to as many students as request. There is no fee for moving into an "As Is" room.

Off-Campus Early Move In

If you are living in in one of the area apartment complexes it is up to you to contact their leasing office for early move-in opportunities. Other off campus apartments may have different opening dates, so please check accordingly. Please aware that a new lease agreement and additional rent will need to be collected for moving in earlier than your original move in date - these details must be worked out directly with your leasing agent.

Academic Villages (AV1-Nike or AV2-Hercules)
Check-in location is Nike programming center for AV1 and the Hercules programming center for AV2. Parking is in the student parking areas in the Academic Villages

Libra Area (Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Orange, Seminole, Sumter Halls)
Check-in location is Citrus Hall room C-120 (Libra community center)
Parking is next to building 3 (HVAC) on map

Apollo Area (Lake, Osceola, Polk, and Volusia Halls)
Check-in location is Student Resource Center/Ferrell Commons room 137
Parking is at the South Parking Garage or the student parking to the right of the garage on map

Lake Claire Apartments
Check-in location is Lake Claire Activity Center
Parking is at student parking areas in the Lake Claire community

Towers at Golden Knight Plaza
Check-in location is Towers at Golden Knight Plaza Activity Center.
Parking is at student parking areas in the parking garages adjacent to the towers.

Rosen College Residence Halls
Check-in location is at the Rosen College Activity Center.
Parking is at student parking areas adjacent to the center.

Students must check-in with a picture ID in order to get their room key. Parents are not allowed to pick up the keys.

Female Participants


If you choose to participate in the REEL Retreat and Sorority Recruitment (August 10-16, 2014), 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, 8/10/14).

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.

Register for the REEL Retreat!