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Dive into the experience with Onboard!

Onboard is an exciting way to begin your transition to Endicott. The three-day, two-night Onboard retreat is led by returning student leaders and is designed to bring incoming students together before the fall semester. Onboard allows you to create friendships, address common concerns, and learn about the opportunities at Endicott. Each retreat has a specific theme that you may be interested in or want to learn more about with various theme-related activities. All Onboard retreats offer students the opportunity to connect with other students, learn more about the campus community, and have fun!

 

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Onboard Reflection: Amy Trillcott '22
Amy Trillcott, member of Endicott's Class of 2022, had her reservations about college after graduating high school. She decided to attend Endicott's Onboard program, a three-day, two-night retreat led by returning student leaders designed to bring incoming students together before the fall semester. Amy's experience changed her perspective on college and catapulted her into first-year success at Endicott.

Onboard FAQs

  • What is Onboard?
    Onboard is an exciting way to begin to dive into the experience and transition to Endicott. The three-day, two-night  Onboard retreat is led by returning student leaders and is designed to bring incoming students together before the fall semester. Onboard allows you to create friendships, address common concerns, and learn about the many opportunities at Endicott. Each retreat has a specific theme that you may be interested in or want to learn more about.
  • Why participate in Onboard?

    It’s a lot of fun! Bonding, games, outdoor activities, and more! The student leaders are enthusiastic, welcoming, and some of the best people around. They truly care about the incoming students and want to support you. Most importantly, you will create new friendships that will last during your time at Endicott and beyond. You will start school more confident, more prepared, and have a better understanding of life at Endicott.

  • What are the dates for Onboard?

    There are five Onboard retreats for summer 2020: 

     

    July 10- July 12: Outdoor Adventure I

     

    July 17- July 19: Visual & Performing Arts

     

    July 24- July 26: Outdoor Adventure II

     

    July 31- August 2: Health & Wellness

     

    August 7- August 9: Outdoor Adventure III

     

    For all retreats, check-in begins at 11 a.m. on Friday and the retreat will end at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


  • How much does it cost? What's included?

    The cost for the trip is $150. The trip includes: lodging for two nights on campus, all meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on day 3, all activity costs, all transportation to activities, trained student leaders to facilitate activities, supplies and equipment needed for the experience.

  • Is there financial aid available?

    Yes! Financial aid is available to students receiving need-based financial aid.

  • How do I sign up for an Onboard program?

    Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. There are limited spaces available for each retreat.  Registration will open on April 1, 2020. The online registration form can be found at: endicott.edu/onboard.

  • I am flying into Boston.
    How do I get from the airport to Endicott? Endicott will provide transportation from the airport to campus. 
  • I have specific food/health requirements, can I still attend?

    Please note any food/health requirements when registering for the trip. Our staff will take into consideration all food/health requirements for each participant and we will do our best to accommodate all needs.

  • What is your refund policy?
    Cancellations at least two weeks before the retreat start date will receive a full refund minus a $50 fee.

Choose from one of our five trips for Summer 2020*:

 
Outdoor Adventure I: Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 12
Explore the nature of the North Shore with hiking, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Additional adventure activities include rock climbing,  an afternoon at a ropes courses, beach volleyball, a bonfire, and more!
 
Visual & Performing Arts: Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19
Connect with others as you share your creative passions and interests and participate in workshops for dance, drama, pottery, painting,  and graphic design. Additional activities include a show at North Shore Music Theater, paddle-boarding, and more!
 
Outdoor Adventure II: Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26
Explore the nature of the North Shore with hiking, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Additional adventure activities include rock climbing,  an afternoon at a ropes courses, beach volleyball, a bonfire, and more!
 
Health & Wellness: Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2 
Engage in various health and wellness activities like beach yoga, meditation, and stress management to ensure your personal success! Additional activities include a cooking class, a nature hike, and kayaking. 
 
Outdoor Adventure III: Friday, August 7 - Sunday, August 9 
Explore the nature of the North Shore with hiking, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Additional adventure activities include rock climbing,  an afternoon at a ropes courses, beach volleyball, a bonfire, and more!

*Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration links will be available in May on this page.

Student Testimonials

"The onboard experience was really helpful with stepping out of my comfort zone and made me more confident about making friends this fall!"
"I really liked it because it was overall a fun time and great way to make new friends. I have a group of people I'm already planning to see when I get there in a few weeks. I learned a lot about some of the other people in the group in addition to learning more about myself."