Twelve METRIC students and five program personnel attended the welcome orientation on September 5, 2022, in Camp Fire Long Beach. The students and faculty connected deeper through a series of low-rope team-building activities (group juggling, rocking dock, and dodge ball). Through these experiential learning experiences, students got a chance to reflect and practice their team-working, leadership, time management, help-seeking, and problem-solving skills.
The purposes of the event were meant to:
allow students to discover their inner strengths and develop those strengths through structured activities
provide a safe environment to stimulate students' leadership, problem-solving, and team-working skills
provide students in-person opportunities to build relationship with discipline mentors
disperse program information
The following video includes clips of activities throughout the day.