Leading Edge is at the beginning of First-Year student orientation. Leading Edge provides students the opportunity to begin their college career with friends, a sense of community, sharpened teamwork skills and a memorable, meaningful and challenging experience. Choose one of the themed tracks that include: Appalachian Adventure, Volunteer Venture, Archaeology, Sustainability, Freedom Ride, Making Meaning, Beyond LEADership, Around the World in Five Days. More exciting trips are in the works. Students often say Leading Edge week is one of their best college memories.