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First-Year Student Overnight

What better way to meet your new classmates, FOCUS Leaders, and faculty and staff than an Orientation overnight on Friday, August 17. During this overnight you will have the opportunity to develop basic leadership skills, teambuilding, communication skills, and better understand what it means to be a college student at Fontbonne University.

We will be going to Lake Williamson in Carlinville, IL. (Transportation provided - buses leave at 1:30pm). Lake Williamson offers a variety of facilities; 24 hour recreation center with basketball, volleyball, racquetball, walleyball, and swimming available; an exciting teams course (which we will be doing on Saturday, August 20 in the morning); hotel style rooms; and lots of outdoor space.

What do you need to bring with you?

  • Toiletries
  • Swimsuit & towel (if you want to go swimming) - swimming pool is inside
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Please do not bring any money - food will be provided

Since we will be doing a Team Course please pay attention to the Clothing Guidelines for Saturday, August 18.

We will arrive back to Fontbonne's campus on Saturday, August 18 at 4:30pm.  Students who go to the overnight will receive a FREE ticket to the Cardinals game on Sunday, August 19. 

Again if you have any questions about this overnight or you need special accommodations please contact Dr. Janelle Densberger, Director of Leadership Education and Student Activities, at 314-719-8057 or

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