All first year Briar Cliff students take The Franciscan Experience (CORE 101), a required service learning course that empowers students to think critically and act meaninfully in promoting charity, care, and justice in our communities. During the class, students obtain at least 10 hours of community service through partnerships with 20 area non-profit organizations. Some of these organizations include Siouxland Animal Rescue, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Head Start, Girls, Inc., Ronald McDonald House, and the Sanford Center.
Due to the unique nature of this course, first year students will return to campus a week before the start of the spring semester.
Sunday, January 7 – First-year students move back to campus in the morning
Sunday, January 7th – Kickoff. Purpose and Passion Workshop (proposed time, 1-3 pm)
Monday, January 8th– In class activities in morning and MOSAIC presentation in the afternoon
Tuesday, January 8th – service day
Wednesday, January 9th– service day
Thursday, January 9th – service day
Friday, January 10th – service day
January 15th - 2nd Semester begins
January 31st – Bystander Training (evening)
February 7th - Bystander Trainings (evening)
February 14th – Final Reflection due –
February 21st – CORE 101 Symposium & Celebration (3-4 pm)
Tags: BCU, Franciscan Experience