At The Half

Fall Retreat - November 20-22

AT THE HALF is a 3-day, 2-night experience for Sophomores that will focus on developing leadership skills, building community, and growing personally and professionally. AT THE HALF is a chance to meet other Sophomores and approach common challenges together!  Choosing a major, studying abroad, and connecting on campus will be discussed.  HAVE FUN and connect with fellow Sophomores and Villanova staff!

The get-away is held at the beautiful Golden Inn located on the beach in Avalon, NJ.  Included in the $25 registration fee are:

  • energizing activities and workshops to help you reflect on your interests, experiences, values, and passions
  • a teeshirt and gift
  • transportation, housing, and meals (including a final banquet style dinner)
  • free time in a beautiful setting!

Goals of At the Half

Personal Growth
Develop a stronger self-understanding, explore your values, interests, abilities, and passions and increase your confidence.

Professional Growth
Learn how your experiences in college can lead to success in your post-college professional life. Learn about the importance of, and how to find an internship, develop mentoring relationships, and study abroad.

Community Building
Develop teamwork skills, share the experiences that have shaped your life at Villanova, and learn how to get the most out of your Villanova experience.

Develop time-management, organizational, conflict resolution, and communication skills.

Enjoy the beach, the company of fellow Villanovans, and the many activities planned for the get-away!

Tentative Schedule

Tentative Schedule
3:00 pm Departure from Villanova
5:00 pm Arrival and Check-In at Golden Inn, Avalon
5:30 pm Dinner
  Introductions & Goals
6:30 pm Ice Breaker
7:00 pm Session 1
8:00 pm Activity and Free Time
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Energizer
9:15 am Session 2
10:30 am Session 3
11:45 am Lunch
  Free Time
1:45 pm Energizer
2:00 pm Session 4
3:15 pm Seesion 5
4:30 pm Free Time
6:00 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Team Builder
7:30 pm Session 6
9:00 pm Activity and Free Time
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Reflection and Wrap-Up
10:00 am Departure from Golden Inn, Avalon
12:00 pm Arrival at Villanova

At the Half Program Registration

AT THE HALF takes place one weekend per semester. Registration is open! Spots fill quickly! Last day to register for Fall Retreat - Wednesday, November 10.

(Scholarships are available for those facing financial hardships. Email Lael Hoegen)