First-Year Connection

First-Year Connection

First-Year Connection: Leadership

Unfortuantely, due to the global COVID pandemic, we will be unable to offer First-Year Connection: Leadership for Summer 2021.  We apologize--this is one of our favorite programs to host & it pains us to not do so this year. 

If you have any questions, please email

First-Year Connection: Leadership (FCL) gives you a jump start on learning new skills and establishing long-lasting friendships. Through FCL, you can start your college experience early. As a program participant, you will meet a variety of people including Rowan staff members and upperclassmen students. You will engage in interactive activities and small group discussions designed to help you learn leadership concepts, make new friends, and create a plan for involvement. Both residential and commuter students are invited to participate. If you are a residential student, you will also have the benefit of moving into your room early. 

Cost: $225 per person
Includes early move-in housing on-campus (if applicable), a retreat to Camp Ockinickon (which includes swimming, team-building, obstacle course, leadership development and a low ropes course), meals, activities, transportation, and a t-shirt.

Registration: We will begin taking registration once summer orientations begin on June 12, and will remain open until we reach our maximum capacity. All participants must complete the registration form on ProfLink, as well as submit payment to our office in order to have your registration confirmed. Registration will be on a first-come, first-assigned basis. Once capacity is reached, we will begin a wait list. If your enrollment is unable to be fulfilled, you will be contacted and your payment will be returned in full. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please email