2020 Halftime Retreat Recap

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

Forty-one students participated in the thirteenth annual ODUS Halftime Retreat this year from January 24-January 27. The Halftime Retreat is an opportunity for sophomores to form deeper connections with their classmates, reflect upon their Princeton experience thus far, and chart a path moving forward. The program began with an on-campus kickoff dinner at Campus Club, where students participated in icebreaker activities with one another, ODUS administrators, and Halftime Facilitators (former "Halftimers," now in their junior year). The retreat was held off-campus at the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, New York where students participated in guided reflection and goal-setting workshops, small group discussion, and plenty of fun and games.

Check out some highlights! Additional images are available here.


Halftime Group Photo Hess

“My favorite part of Halftime was getting to spend the weekend with so many amazing people who I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet otherwise. I’m coming out of the weekend with a supportive new group of friends.”-- Naomi Hess ’22.

Halftime Group Photo Reynolds

"Halftime is a great way to make new friends and really take a moment to remind yourself of what’s important, right after the most hectic part of the year,” Hannah Reynolds ’22.

Halftime Group Photo Li

“I would 100% recommend Halftime to my friends. If not for the exercises, the open community at Halftime was one of the most welcoming ones I’ve experienced at Princeton,” Ethan Li ’22.

Halftime Group Photo Eke

“You will meet some amazing people that you did not know existed on this campus!” Chino Eke ’22.

Halftime Group Photo Ahmad

“Halftime was a period of wonderful regrowth and helped me make sense of many parts of my life in terms of how they can support the future I want, and especially has now left me with several more friends to cherish and learn from” Fawaz Ahmad ’22.

Halftime Group Photo Telfair

“I would recommend Halftime! It was a great opportunity to meet new people and unwind as well as check in with myself and prepare for the coming semester.” Brittani Telfair ‘22.

Halftime Group Photo Elzubeir, McBride

Pictured: Mohammed Elzubeir ‘22 and Tommy McBride ’22.

Halftime Group Photo Dinner

Kick-off dinner in Campus Club.

Halftime Facilitators 2020

Halftime Facilitators (past Halftime participants) guided small group discussions. Pictured left to right: Chitra Parikh ’21, Morgan Smith ’21, Daniel Benitez ’21.

2020 Halftime Group Photo

Group photo following a guided photo sharing exercise. 

Halftime Sunrise

Sunrise in Stony Point, NY.