Legacy 61

Propelling forward as the legacy of 1961 and the vision the university founders had for a student body committed to tomorrow’s impact, today, the Weppner Center for LEAD and Service Learning, alongside Campus Recreation and Fitness Center, New Student Transitions and Family Engagement, and Housing and Residential Education bring to you Legacy 61 – the new student experience.

This immersive 3-day, 2-night retreat allows incoming students the opportunity to go beyond the walls of Florida Atlantic and spread their wings into the community through intentional self-assessments, intensive small group discussions, and team-building challenges to promote leadership development, volunteerism, and campus life engagement.

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Engage in self-discovery, spirit building, and launch your Florida Atlantic legacy.

Activities Include:

Workshops: Engage in interactive workshops led by experienced facilitators, covering topics such as effective communication, teamwork, and goal setting.
Outdoor Activities: Challenge yourself with exciting outdoor activities to foster teamwork and leadership in a dynamic environment.
Reflective Sessions: Take time to reflect on your personal values, strengths, and aspirations, gaining valuable insights into your leadership potential.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with university faculty, staff, and student leaders, building relationships that will support your academic and personal success.
Fireside Chats: Participate in meaningful conversations, sharing stories and experiences that inspire and motivate.

Benefits of Attending:

Enhanced Leadership Skills: Develop key leadership skills such as communication, decision-making, and problem-solving.
Personal Growth: Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your leadership style, empowering you to lead with confidence and authenticity as you charter a flight plan for your future self.
Community Building: Forge meaningful connections with peers, mentors, university leaders, and community partners to create a strong support network.
Relaxation and School Spirit!: Enjoy the joys of campus life, energizing your mind and body to begin this new transition in your life.