University of Vermont

What to Expect for Participants

The Next Step Retreat is made up of roughly 65 participants (both undergraduate and graduate students) and a team of 16 facilitators who work in teams of two to lead small groups of 8-10 participants through the retreat experience. Selected each November, participants are expected to participate in an all retreat prep meetings in early December.

Participant Dates, Role & Expectations

  • It is mandatory that ALL participants attend theĀ Thursday, December 5th Pre-Retreat Gathering. Time and location to be announced. (This is a reading day during finals).

  • It is mandatory that ALL participants attend the retreat from beginning to end. (January 17-19, 2014)

  • It is expected that participants will:

    • Remain mentally and emotionally engaged throughout the retreat.

    • Have a willingness to be open to discussion and learning from everyone involved.

    • Agree to keep confidentiality.

How to Participate

Applying to participate in the Next Step retreat is easy! Check out our Apply to Next Step Page to learn all about the dates and forms you need to be aware of to apply.

If you have any lingering questions don't hesitate to contact Nicole Potestivo at nholtz@uvm.edu or (802) 656-2060. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 13th at midnight! There is a $20 fee to participate (due at the all retreat pre-meeting). Scholarships are available -- please note your need in your application!