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What to Expect

A key element of Lightning Leadership is that students get involved through campus organizations and by attending athletic and cultural events to immerse themselves in MTSU student life. Students also participate in service learning opportunities that benefit the community.


ROLL_GroupWe will take 50 incoming freshmen (the first 50 to sign up, so sign up quick!) to a base camp in the mountains near the Ocoee River. We will meet after noon Aug. 16 at MTSU, where we will have a "meet and greet" and then head out for the Ocoee area. When we get to our base camp, we will set up our homes and discuss the week's activities. We will divide into 5 groups of 10. Each day each group will experience a different outdoor activity. When we get back to camp after a fun day of adventure, we will have a huge group meal. After the meal, our evening counselors will have different activities planned to help the group learn about the collegiate experience. Representatives from different divisions of MTSU will also be there to answer questions that new students may have! By the end of the week, participants will be prepared to start college at MTSU, having made 50 brand new friends before school even starts!

Some of the activities we will be doing:

  • Whitewater kayaking the Hiwassee River
  • Whitewater rafting the Ocoee River
  • Rock Climbing in Chattanooga
  • Mountain Biking at Enterprise South Nature Park

The cost for ROLL is $175 and is open to the first 50 students who sign up. This cost includes food, transportation, shelter, equipment, and excursions.

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