ROLL Frequently Asked Questions
When is ROLL?
ROLL will take place in August 2012, exact dates are yet to be determined.
Why should I participate in ROLL?
Because ROLL is the Number 1 way to start off your college experience. You can meet new people, build long lasting friendships, and try things that most people do not have the opportunity to do.
What will class be like?
This is not your typical class. There are no text books and no regular weekly meetings. Students will meet with the instructor 4 dates during the fall semester to see how things are going, discuss opportunities for involvement, and participate in one service project
While on the trip, can I smoke, drink, do recreational drugs, listen to my iPod, or
bring a firearm?
The use of iPods, or any other electronics for that matter, will be restricted during the day while on activities but will be allowed at night. Smoking cigarettes is allowed but please be respectful. Non-medical drug use, alcohol, or the possession of firearms will not be tolerated. This is a University-sponsored activity, and we will be following University rules and regulation as found in your University Handbook.
What about showers?
Our campground will have shower facilities.
What safety precautions are taken on ROLL trips?
The guides for ROLL are very experienced and are skilled in their risk management planning. Each leader is either trained in Wilderness First Aid or is a Wilderness First Responder.
I have special dietary needs/allergies. Will this affect my trip?
No worries. Your application for ROLL has a section dedicated for food restrictions. This lets us know a head of time of your allergies or your dietary needs (i.e. Vegetarian).
What if I don't want to do an activity?
ROLL focuses on Challenge by Choice. What that means, is if you are unable to do a certain activity, we will accommodate you as best as we can. But refusing to do an activity because it doesn't sound interesting is not acceptable. We encourage you to at least try each activity if not for the experience, then for the chance to interact with your group.
What should I bring?
All outdoor equipment is provided. But the things you should bring are comfortable clothes (preferably non cotton), sturdy shoes, sandals (with straps!), at least two bottles of water (2 Liter), bathing suit (for rafting/kayaking), personal hygiene products, and any medications that you may need.
Can I bring my own backpack?
Sure. We will be supplying all your equipment, even day packs, but you can bring your own pack if you wish.
Is ROLL the best Freshman orientation program in Tennessee?