The time commitment for the virtual program in 2020 will be 3 hours a day for 4 days from Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20. The program will consist of fun icebreakers and games, education about outdoors spaces/public lands with a focus on social issues, and time for the group to get to know one another. Groups of about ten – two returning student leaders and 8 incoming first-years will meet for no more than three hours in a day. FOOTies will also have opportunities to do activities outside of group Zoom calls, like open-air meditation walks and one-on-one check-ins with leaders. We plan to have the theme of the week be “environment.” Days will be specially dedicated to “the environment of person,” “the environment of home,” “the environment of learning,” and “the environment of Yale/New Haven,” focusing group activities and discussion around each of these questions as FOOTies get to know their leaders and each other. If Connecticut COVID-19 conditions allow, socially distant hikes within one’s FOOT group may become a possibility as the semester progresses.
Monday, August 17 through Thursday, August 20, your group will meet at 3 different times for one hour each. The choices of times (in eastern time) are as follows:
- Choice 1: 1 pm, 4 pm, 9 pm
- Choice 2: 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm
- Choice 3: 3pm, 6pm, 9pm
- Choice 4: 4 pm, 7 pm, 10 pm
Click HERE to register for FOOT 2020! (link to come soon)