If you’re part of a larger CU, you might consider hosting a freshers’ getaway – a unique pre-term retreat specially designed for new students, similar in flavour to a CU weekend away. Freshers’ getaways are normally held in September, just before freshers’ week.
The vision of a freshers’ getaway is to help new students build friendships with one another and with returning students, and to explore what it’s like living and speaking for Jesus at university. It’s also a great time to explain what the CU is all about, and how everyone can be involved. Here are some components to include:
If you are thinking about hosting a freshers’ getaway, here are some things to think about:
Chat with your Staff Worker about whether your CU could host a freshers’ getaway.
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