Quest Kick-Off

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Congratulations on joining the Class of 2024!   To prepare for your first year at Ursinus, the Quest Kick-Off event is part of the New Student Experience that will span the summer. We will provide you with all the information and tools you will need to navigate this new journey and prepare to be a bear. #QuestKickoff 

Do I need to follow the schedule?
  Although the majority of the content is at your own pace, we have included suggested time frames for you to navigate through the experience in order to prepare you for the live sessions. Be sure to check your email for your adviser meeting time. Your adviser will contact you at the specified time.

Welcome from President Brock Blomberg:


number 1  9 - 9:30 a.m.
  Overview and Welcome

Engaging the Liberal Arts
Dean of the College, Mark Schneider


Living at Ursinus and Transitioning to the First Year,
Dean of Students, Missy Bryant


Welcome to the Ursinus Community, UC Ambassadors


number 2  9:30 - 11 a.m.
 Student Financial Services   



number 3 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Residence Life
 (5 Videos)



Introduction to Living on Campus

Hear from Alvert Hernandez, the Assistant Director for Residence Life who oversees all of the First Year Centers. He will share what you can expect from living on campus and gives some pointers about the fundamentals of college life.


Housing Preference Questionnaire Tutorial

This tutorial will walk you through how to complete the HPQ which helps select your housing. You won’t want to miss this!


Institute for Inclusion and Equity

Meet the staff at the IIE and learn ways you can get involved once you arrive on campus.


LIVE Student Financial Services Q&A

Go-To Meeting
10:30 - 11 a.m.

Submit Questions In Advance Of Live Session Here

Be sure to watch the accompanying 5-minute video
BEFORE the live Q&A

Learn about billing, financial aid, proxies, and more.
Find the GoTo Meeting link for the live session in your email.





LIVE Residence Life Q&A

Go-To Meeting
1 - 1:30 p.m.

Submit Questions In Advance Of Live Session Here

Be sure to watch Introduction to Living on Campus and Housing Preference Questionnaire Tutorial BEFORE the live Q&A. 
Get all your questions about living on campus answered.
Find the GoTo Meeting link in your email.





Introduction to First Year Housing

This video shares lots of great information about living on campus as a first year student.


Prevention & Advocacy

Hear from rising seniors and graduating seniors about life on campus and some of the biggest mistakes made by freshmen related to the social scene.

number 4
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Medical & Mental
Health Support

















3 - 4:30 p.m.
Inside and Outside
the Classroom



Wellness Center Overview

After viewing the overview video below, don’t miss the important videos regarding mandatory medical forms and health insurance.


Medical Forms to be Completed Over the Summer

The Confidential Health Record is mandatory and must be turned in to the Wellness Center by July 30th, 2020. This record includes immunization information and a recent physical exam.



Ursinus Quest

Learn about Ursinus’ take on a liberal arts education and the 4 Core Questions that are a part of our unique curriculum.



Career and Post Graduate Development (CPD)

Meet the staff from CPD and learn about some of the resources you can start using this summer and throughout your freshmen year to work towards finding a career you love.



Disability Services

Meet Dolly Singley, Director of Disability Services and learn about the services provided by the office and the ways she can assist you throughout your time at Ursinus.


Insurance Information

All full-time students are required to show proof of health insurance by completing the online Insurance Enrollment/Waiver form, due by June 30th 2020.



Bear Tracks

Learn how to log in to your Bear Tracks— a live e-portfolio that you’ll use throughout your time at Ursinus to reflect on your growth and keep track of your meaningful experiences. Those who log in and reflect on what they learned at Quest Kickoff by June 15th will be entered to win Ursinus gear!


Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT)

Hear about a variety of clubs and organizations you can get involved with on campus from the STAT club.