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Embrace the Adventure!
Wheaton Passage is an adventure-based orientation program for Wheaton College incoming first-year and transfer students. Taking place a few weeks before the start of orientation, Passage is specifically designed to equip students for effective navigation of the college years through purposeful challenge, an academic curriculum, and mentoring from a committed faculty member. Formerly known as Vanguards and later High Road, the program was started at HoneyRock in 1961 and is one of the oldest and largest programs in the United States.
Wheaton Passage is split into three options: wilderness track, camp track, and urban track; each track begins in a different location, and the challenges are also unique to each track. All tracks culminate their final 5 days at HoneyRock, during which time a faculty member joins a small group of students to lead them through a curriculum based on the following four themes: life of the mind, community, spiritual formation, and service. Participating students will earn 2 hours of credit as part of the program and will continue to meet as a small group with their professor throughout the Fall semester.
Students will develop strong spiritual and social foundations upon which to build an effective college experience. They will participate in one-on-one interactions with their assigned Wheaton College faculty member and spend time building lasting relationships with other students as part of the Passage community. Over 200 first-year students participate in Wheaton Passage every year.
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