Transfer G.R.I.T. Camp

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Applications for GRIT are now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is G.R.I.T. Camp?

G.R.I.T. (Guiding Resilient Transfer Students) Camp is a free program designed by your Illinois Transfer Ambassadors and funded by the Office of New Student Programs. This one-day trip is intended for incoming transfer students and serves as a means for transfer students to build community, learn about the university, gain personal skills, and of course have fun!

When is G.R.I.T. Camp?

The date for G.R.I.T. Camp is Saturday, September 9. Students should arrive and start checking in at 7:30 am. We will be returning to campus around 9 pm.

Are there any costs associated with attending G.R.I.T. Camp?

No, the entire G.R.I.T. Camp program is free for incoming transfer students who sign up!

What about food?

A light breakfast and snacks along with lunch and dinner will be provided to all students. Students should bring additional snacks and water for themselves in case they are hungry between meals, though we will provide some snacks.

How many students will be attending G.R.I.T. Camp?

The number of students to attend G.R.I.T. Camp is to be determined, as per student sign-up. The maximum number of students to attend is 54, so make sure to secure your spot now!

What should I bring?

A checklist has been provided as a way to guide students on what to bring to G.R.I.T. Camp. Please refer to this list as you prepare for the day.

What types of activities will we be doing at G.R.I.T. Camp?

Activities will range from team-building to fun-filled activities. You will get the opportunity to form close bonds with your camp group, meet other transfers from your specific college, and get to know your Illinois Transfer Ambassadors. We hope to see you at G.R.I.T Camp!

How do I register?

Applications for GRIT are now closed.

Packing List

  • Closed-toed shoes/gym shoes
  • Bug Spray
  • Cell Phone + Charger
  • Personal medications
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/hat
  • Water and snacks (meals will be provided)