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Building Community and Connection

Hver høst og vår, alle nye bosatte studenter Prescott College students enroll in our unique Orientation program to begin the distinctive journey of developing relationships with their new home, community and academic career.  For over 50 years, new students at Prescott College har bygget transformative forbindelser til høgskolen, deres miljø og hverandre mens du er på orientering. Orientering, den første klasses beboer studenter tar, gir studentene muligheten til å bygge grunnleggende samfunn som hjelper til med å opprettholde dem gjennom hele deres akademiske reise på Prescott College.

Orientering er et 4 studiepoengskurs for å orientere deg om den unike kulturen og utdannelsen som tilbys på Prescott College. Uavhengig av studieretning eller studiepoeng fullført, alt innkommende Prescott College studentene blir introdusert for de naturlige og kulturelle miljøene i Sørvest, lærer om seg selv og det større samfunnet og opplever utdanningsfilosofiene til Prescott College under orientering. De første dagene av orientering blir brukt på campus påmelding til klasser, møtepersoner, studenter og fakultet og forberede seg til kurset. Studentene delt deretter i små grupper for sine individuelle orienteringskurs. 

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Valg av orienteringskurs

Nye studenter til Prescott College velger å delta i villmark eller samfunnsbasert orientering.

Villmarksorientering

Wilderness Orientation er kjernen i en tre ukers backpacking-ekspedisjon i de avsidesliggende ørkenfjellene og canyons i Arizona. 

Du trenger ikke å være en erfaren backpacker eller ekstrovert for å ha en vellykket orienteringsopplevelse; du trenger bare en følelse av eventyr og en beredskap til å bygge et inkluderende læringsfellesskap.

Students on Wilderness Orientation develop a sense of place and make connections to the Southwest through backcountry travel, map and wilderness navigation, and by studying the natural and cultural history of their route.  Much of the course is focused on building a foundational community by honing interpersonal communication skills and practicing compassion and respect for each other and the landscapes we travel through. Students will also engage in individual research projects, a solo experience, leadership training, and service projects as part of this truly interdisciplinary Liberal Arts course.  Additionally, Wilderness Orientation satisfies the foundational field prerequisite that students will need for field-based courses. Enrollment is dependent on Orientation Director approval. 

Fellesskapsbasert orientering

Studentene kan også velge å registrere seg i samfunnsbasert orientering i et ikke-ekspedisjonelt byformat.  

On Community-Based Orientation, students will explore the concept of Community via interdisciplinary lenses.  Through connecting with the greater Prescott Community, students will develop cultural awareness and critical thinking tools to decolonize their education.  Students will complete individual research projects, service learning opportunities, day hikes, field trips, and a possible solo experience, to develop a sense of place and explore the ecological, political, and cultural histories of their new home. 

Dette kurset er basert i Prescott med hyppige feltturer og mulige utvidede feltbaserte overnattinger. Vær imidlertid oppmerksom på at dette kurset ikke tilfredsstiller kravene til en feltforutsetning som kreves for mange feltkurs på Prescott College. Innmelding er avhengig av orienteringsdirektørens godkjenning. 

Vanlige spørsmål - Finn ut mer om villmarksorientering kl Prescott College

Wilderness Orientation is a 3-week backpacking expedition that is also your first college class.  Orientation is required at Prescott College. På Wilderness Orientation praktiserer du ferdigheter i ledelse og backcountry, implementerer ferdigheter i fellesskapets utvikling og får en introduksjon til Prescott College philosophies and practices.  Assignments include: Building an academic portfolio in the field, keeping a natural history and cultural history log, group discussions, delivering research-based presentations to your peers, filling group leadership and expedition roles, and a solo experience.

All incoming resident undergraduate students are required to successfully complete Orientation - this includes transfer students and first year college students.  Students may choose to complete Wilderness Orientation or Community-Based Orientation. Additionally, Wilderness Orientation is a prerequisite for all field-based courses. This means that your Orientation course will be made up of a diverse group of students - first year students,  transfer students, students with different academic and extracurricular interests. This is the point! We want to build community across the college and we start with Orientation.

De fleste Wilderness Orientation instruktører er studenter av Prescott College som kommer tilbake for å jobbe som instruktører for villmarksorientering og introdusere en ny generasjon til høyskolesamfunnet. Instructors of Wilderness Orientation must be Wilderness First Responder certified and have professional experience in outdoor education and/or outdoor guiding.  Most groups will also have a student instructor. This is a current student, usually a senior or junior Adventure Education competence, who is taking an upper division practicum course as part of their academic work.  These students must go through an application process and meet the upper division course prerequisites. All staff, unless otherwise exempt, attend staff training which includes an in-field portion in the fall.

There are detailed gear lists you can find here.  There are different gear lists for Fall Orientation and Winter Orientation. Please make sure that you bring the required gear on the first day of Orientation.  During the prep week in-town, instructors will go over each student’s gear to ensure that they are prepared for the expedition.

Backpacking gear can be expensive!  If you can’t afford all or any of the gear on the list, don’t worry!  We have loaner gear for you to use for free. We work on an honor system.  We ask that you go through the list and bring all of the gear that you have to the first day of Orientation and we will figure out the rest together.  And, we also ask that if you can afford the gear, or if you can borrow gear from friends or family, you do that before using the gear we have to ensure that those who need to borrow the gear can do so easily. 

Wilderness Orientation routes take you all over Arizona.  Depending on the time of year, you might be exploring a series of breathtaking canyons on the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona, the desert mountains of the Superstitions in the Sonoran Desert, or the rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon.  All of our routes are designed to accommodate those new to backpacking.

Although Wilderness Orientation requires physical ability, you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the experience.  It is smart to prepare for Wilderness Orientation to aide in your successful completion of the course. Some ideas to get ready for Orientation include: Hiking on trails, biking on trails or on the road, running, working out in the gym, and swimming.  Groups usually hike 3-6 miles/day, but some days may be very short and others may be very long. Additionally, terrain varies! You might be on a trail, in a creek, or off-trail in rugged desert terrain.

No problem! You don’t need to be an outdoorsy person or have experience in the Outdoors to be successful on Orientation.  We just ask that you come with a sense of adventure. Our experienced instructors will help you learn to live and travel safely and comfortably in the backcountry.

No problem! Though the container of Wilderness Orientation is a backpacking trip, the point is not to be an expert backpacker.  If you are a guide, really outdoorsy, and have tons of experience in the field, we ask that you come prepared to meet the challenges of being in a diverse group with a wide range of abilities and experiences. 

Du kan forvente å bære en pakke som er rundt en ⅓ av kroppsvekten. Vi distribuerer gruppeutstyr og gruppemat mat avhengig av fysisk kroppsholdning og evnenivå.

Depending on your route, solo may be period of up to 3-nights and 3-days long that you spend camping by yourself in a designated spot with a personal tarp within hearing distance of your group. For some it can be challenging to spend this time alone; for others, they welcome the space to be away from their group.  Solo can be a time for introspection and for contemplation. Solo is also a time for rest and rejuvenation after many days of hiking and carrying a backpack. There are detailed risk management policies in place for Prescott College Solo - for mer informasjon kan du kontakte orienteringsdirektøren på cgoodman@prescott.edu.

På orientering sover studentene i blandet kjønnstelt (for vinter) og tarp (om høst) grupper med 3-4 andre jevnaldrende. Du trenger en sovepose (se utstyrslisten for detaljer), soveputen å sove på, og en bakkespeil som går under begge deler. Avhengig av vær og terreng, sover mange studenter ute under stjernene.

Students on Wilderness Orientation eat as a big group for breakfast and dinner.  This food is mostly gluten-free and can be adapted to be vegan and/or vegetarian. This food is pre-packed by our logistical staff and includes traditional backpacking meals such as Oatmeal, Rice & Beans, and Pesto Pasta.  As a group, students will buy the fresh food additions in-town during the prep week before students leave for the field. With the instructors’ help, students will also plan and buy their individual lunches and snacks for the field.  Students receive $200 back from their course fee to cover their lunch and snacks needs. If you believe you will need more money than that, you will need to bring money with you to the food buy.   

Orientation is a required, 4 credit academic course, but you do not receive a letter grade.  Instead, students receive credit or no credit based on their engagement with all aspects of the class.  In order to graduate from the Resident Undergraduate degree program at Prescott College, må du motta kreditt for orientering.

Hvis en student må forlate feltet av en fysisk eller emosjonell grunn, vil studentene i de fleste tilfeller bli med på en mentorundersøkelse i byen for å fullføre sitt orienteringskurs.

Mange studenter har jobber eller jobber studieplasser i løpet av sin tid kl Prescott College.  Orientation is a Block course. Block courses cover the equivalent of a semester length curriculum in a 3-week intensive.  Block courses usually meet 5 days a week, 8 hours a day and if you choose to go on Wilderness Orientation you will need to take that time off from your job.  If you choose Community-Based Orientation you will need to make sure that your work schedule accommodates your Community-Based Orientation schedule, which will be 5 days a week. Please check-in with the program director if you have questions about the schedule. Regardless of the type of Orientation you are engaged in, successful completion of this intensive experience requires a high degree of commitment.

Hvis du har barn og trenger å være hjemme med familien om natten, må du velge fellesskapsbasert orientering. Dette kurset er basert i byen, og selv om det møtes 5 dager i uken, kan det imøtekomme foreldrenes behov.

Hvis du er bekymret for en skade eller fysisk funksjonshemming og din evne til å fullføre villmarksorientering, kan du kontakte orienteringsdirektøren, Cecil Goodman på cgoodman@prescott.edu.  Community-Based Orientation is designed to accommodate all physical abilities. Additionally, to set up accommodations please contact the ADA Coordinator, Christina Fabrey at christina.fabrey@prescott.edu.

Resupply is the half-way point for Wilderness Orientation.  Orientation staff bring food and gear to resupply groups. This allows for groups to only carry half of their food and gear needs at a time. Resupply is also a time for students to receive letters and packages and to experience a hot meal cooked by Orientation staff.

Friends and family can send a student on Orientation a letter or package that will get to your student at Resupply.  Please make sure to check the Student Orientation Calendar to ensure that your letter will arrive on time.

Send alle brev eller pakker til:

Elevens navn
℅ Villmarksorientering
220 Grove Ave.
Prescott AZ 86301

Please contact Cecil Goodman, the Orientation Program Director.  You can email her at cgoodman@prescott.edu eller prøv henne på kontortelefonen 928-350-2305.

Vanlige spørsmål - Finn ut mer om fellesskapsbasert orientering

Community Based Orientation (CBO) is another Orientation choice.  Unlike Wilderness Orientation, CBO is based in-town and meets 5 days a week.  Although there are field trips, there are no required overnight field trips and this is not an expeditionary course. The specific curriculum of CBO changes based on the faculty or instructor facilitating CBO.  However, all CBO’s focus on building a tight-knit community, developing fluency with Prescott College utdanningsfilosofi, og skape en kritisk følelse av sted. I tillegg vedtar CBO en avkoloniserende linse som hjelper studentene i å utvikle verktøy for å avkolonisere utdannelsen. CBO-studenter får ikke en forutsetning for feltkurs. Ta kontakt med programdirektøren hvis du har spørsmål om spesifikke CBO-valg.

All incoming resident undergraduate students are required to successfully complete Orientation - this includes transfer students and first year college students.  Students may choose to complete Wilderness Orientation or Community-Based Orientation. This means that your Orientation course will be made up of a diverse group of students - first year students,  transfer students, students with different academic and extracurricular interests. This is the point! We want to build community across the college and we start with Orientation.

Fellesskapsbasert orientering er designet for å imøtekomme alle fysiske evner. For å sette opp overnattingssteder, vennligst kontakt ADA-koordinator, Christina Fabrey christina.fabrey@prescott.edu.

Mange studenter har jobber eller jobber studieplasser i løpet av sin tid kl Prescott College, but Block courses require intentional scheduling. Orientation is a Block course. Block courses cover the equivalent of a semester length curriculum in a 3-week intensive.  Block courses usually meet 5 days a week, 8 hours a day and if you choose to go on Wilderness Orientation you will need to take that time off from your job completely. If you choose Community-Based Orientation you will need to make sure that your work schedule accommodates your Community-Based Orientation schedule, which will be 5 days a week. Please check-in with the program director if you have questions about the schedule specifics. Regardless of the type of Orientation you are engaged in, successful completion of this intensive experience requires a high degree of commitment.

Hvis du har barn og trenger å være hjemme med familien om natten, må du velge fellesskapsbasert orientering. Dette kurset er basert i byen, og selv om det møtes 5 dager i uken, kan det imøtekomme foreldrenes behov.

Mange kurs kl Prescott College, especially in adventure education and environmental studies programs are field-based expeditionary courses.  This means the class can be gone overnight or months at a time in a field setting. Wilderness Orientation is a required prerequisite for these courses. Community Based Orientation does not satisfy this prerequisite.

Orientation is a required, 4 credit academic course, but you do not receive a letter grade.  Instead, students receive credit or no credit based on their engagement with all aspects of the class.  In order to graduate from the Resident Undergraduate degree program at Prescott College, må du motta kreditt for orientering.

Please contact Cecil Goodman, the Orientation Program Director for any and all of your Orientation questions.  You can email her at cgoodman@prescott.edu eller prøv henne på kontortelefonen 928-350-2305.

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