Arrival Time for Summer Seminar

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Bill1899, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Bill1899

    Bill1899 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Summer Seminar paper work indicates that we can arrive anywhere between 9:30am and 2:30pm on the first day. I am just curious about what the early arrivals do for the first part of the day until the rest of the group gets there. Also, are they going to work us hard the first day - any need to come in the day before to get acclimated to the altitude?

    Thanks
     
  2. AFAYahoo

    AFAYahoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not sure what the early arrivals do as my son wasn't one when he attended. But relatively speaking, I don't think they work you hard the first day. One day wouldn't be enough to acclimate anyway. Its a longer process. When there, you'll get a water bottle and be expected to use it. Follow that advice, as hydrating helps with the adjusting to the altitude.
     
  3. 28dye

    28dye Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    they will not work you hard the first day, last year when I went the first day was just to relax and getting to know your way around the Academy. However the 2nd day you better get ready...
     
  4. eaglewings4031

    eaglewings4031 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, the first day of SS is very relaxed. You meet your Cadet leader and the rest of your "element" which is a group of 8 students that you are a part of. Then you get lunch, take a short tour of the Academy and go in for a briefing about the do's and don'ts.
     
  5. kfacademy

    kfacademy USMA Appointee 2017

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last year I was the last person in my element to arrive and by the time I got processed in they were waiting for me. They had spent time unpacking, learning knowledge for the next day, and I think the earliest arrivals went outside and played frisbee or soccer. I dont think it matters too much when you get there. I would choose earlier if I did it again and there were two options, same price, equally convient, but if there aren't it is not that big of a deal. Have fun!!!:smile:
     

Share This Page