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GUP Participants Schedule

Welcome to the Office of Christian Outreach and Global Urban Perspectives. We are excited to have you! You can check this page periodically to see information about upcoming events, download forms, and reference orientation dates. If you have any questions, please stop by the OCO or email our Assistant Director of Summer Programs, Corrie Johnson.

Kick Off Retreat -Participants and Cabinet Members

Kick-Off Workshop will be taking place from January 18th-20th 2019.  Everyone will need to meet outside of the SRC on Friday, January 18th at 5 p.m. with bags packed and ready to go  This workshop is mandatory. The packing list for this workshop can be found below. Be sure to bring warm clothes and shoes, there is bound to be snow!

Kick-Off Workshop Packing List (PDF) 

Orientation Schedule:

During the Spring semester 2019, you will have weekly training sessions. Some will be as a large group, including the other OCO summer ministries, and some will be GUP only. Below is the orientation schedule for this year.

Orientation Dates: 

January 31st 

February 14th

February 21st 

February 28th 

March 7th 

March 21st 

March 28th 

April 4th 

April 11th 

April 25th 


Every participant is required to take part in fundraising. The fundraisers you will participate in for the OCO include the following: sending out 75 prayer letters to friends, family, and your church; working in two Community Work Days (Spring and Fall semesters), and preparing finals fruitbaskets. The total program cost for an GUP trip is around 3,000 (domestic) or $5,000 (international). Towards this total program cost, each student is required to pay an individual contribution which is not tax-deductible. Your total individual contribution is $900 (domestic) or $1,500 (international).

Fundraising:

At our first meeting in December, each participant will be required to pay a portion of their individual contribution in the form of a deposit. For GUP, the deposit amount is $150. These funds are non-refundable. ALL INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION FUNDS ARE NOT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE and funds from other OCO fundraisers cannot go towards this cost. We use our other fundraisers to make up the difference in the cost between your individual contribution and the actual program costs. If you have any questions about this policy or our fundraising procedures please stop by the OCO and see Corrie Johnson, Assistant Director of Summer Programs, or email her directly at corrie.johnson@wheaton.edu. 

*In April, the remainder of your individual contribution amount will be charged directly to your student account. 

Mandatory Dates

First Summer Ministry Orientation Session: December 6th 2018

Prayer letters due to cabinet Administrator: TBD

Orientation Training Sessions: See above for schedule

Kick-Off Workshop | Lake Geneva, WI: January 18th-20th 2019