Frequently Asked Questions

Student Leadership & Engagement




Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee for LEAP?

What are the LEAP sessions that I choose from?

What do I register for first? Smart Start or LEAP?

Can I register for LEAP only and not Smart Start?

What is the cancellation policy?

What is the typical LEAP session schedule?

Is the schedule different for each LEAP day?

What should I bring to LEAP? 

What meals and accommodation are included in my fee?

Who are the campus partners of LEAP?

Where will my community service project be? 

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What is the fee for LEAP?
The regular registration fee for LEAP is $160.00 BUT if you register prior to our early bird deadline of Friday, June 27th your fee is $140.00. The LEAP program registration fee includes program materials, 3 meals (dinner in downtown St. Catharines, breakfast and lunch) and 1 night accommodation in residence.

 

 

What are the LEAP sessions that I choose from?
This years' session will take place on the following dates:
Wednesday, July 8 - Thursday, July 9
Saturday, July 11 - Sunday, July 12
Thursday, July 23 - Friday, July 24
Tuesday, July 28 - Wednesday, July 29
 
We recommend that you pair your LEAP session with a Smart Start session first - for example, if you would like to attend the July 8 LEAP session, we recommend that you attend a July 8 Smart Start session.

 

 

What do I register for first? Smart Start or LEAP?
We recommend you choose your LEAP date and then register for the corresponding Smart Start day. If you have any problems or questions about how to register for dates that work for you, please contact us.

 

 

Can I register for LEAP only and not register for Smart Start? 
You are able to attend LEAP without registering for Smart Start, but we highly recommend that you attend both.

 

 

What is the cancellation policy?
For all dates of the LEAP program, the cancellation deadline is midnight 14 days prior to the LEAP session for which you have registered.
Wednesday, July 8 session – last day to cancel is June 24th
Saturday, July 11 session – last day to cancel is June 27th
Thursday, July 23 session – last day to cancel is July 9th
Tuesday, July 28 session – last day to cancel is July 14th
 
Full refunds will be issued up to the applicable cancellation deadline date.
No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline has passed
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What is the typical LEAP session schedule?
Click HERE for a sample overview of a LEAP session.

 

 

Is the schedule different for each LEAP day?
There are some slight differences in the program schedule over the four LEAP sessions, but all participants receive the same engaging workshops, exciting activities and outreach opportunities.

 

 

What should I bring to LEAP?
All LEAP participants will be provided with a single room with a four-piece washroom shared between two students of the same gender. Each guestroom is provided with a towel, face cloth, bed linens, pillow, soap and a plastic drinking cup. We suggest you bring an extra pillow and towel (if desired), toiletries, and an alarm clock.  

Wear comfortable clothing, as most of your day will be spent in interactive sessions. Casual dress is also suitable for the downtown St. Catharines dinner. With a program as jam-packed as ours, we don't always have a chance to change before dinner. A change of clothes for the community project is also suggested as some projects involve helping with active tasks such as gardening and preparing lunch.

 

 

What meals and accommodation are included in my fee?
The LEAP registration fee includes: all program materials, an overnight stay in residence, and 3 meals (a dinner in downtown St. Catharines, breakfast and lunch). 

 

 

Who are the campus partners of LEAP?
LEAP is brought to you by Career Services and the Mentorship Plus Program, Leadership Development Services, Smart Start, Learning Skills Services and Student Life & Community Experience.

 

 

Where will my community service project be? 
The community service projects will take place around the area. In the past, we have worked with Habitat for Humanity, local community gardens, and Start Me Up Niagara. Projects are determined by the availability of the community partner and day of the project.

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