POW began in 1986 when a small group thought it would be nice to provide an opportunity for new students to come to Vermont during the summer to learn a little about Saint Michael's and college life in general. In addition, they wanted to see a little of Vermont's gorgeous outdoors.
What happens on POW?
Students participate in activities to get to know each other, learn what college is like and talk to those who have been there. POW also includes time to enjoy Lake Champlain at St. Anne's Shrine.
Who goes on POW?
All new Saint Michael's students are eligible for POW. There is space available for a total of 30 first-year and transfer students on each session. There will also be current students, staff and faculty who have volunteered their time to accompany the group.
What else do you need to know?
We will be staying at St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte on Lake Champlain. All meals and transportation are provided. POW is a popular program and fills quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about how to apply to POW will be available in late April via theNew Student mySMC site . (Mikenet credentials are needed to access this page.)
What is the cost?
The POW fee is $300 per student.
For questions or more information:
Assistant Dean of Students /
Director of Student Activities