A Wartburg College tradition that traces back to the 1890s and is sometimes called by its German name, "Ausflug," Outfly is a student-initiated, one-day holiday. It now occurs once a year during the Fall Term. Outfly is called upon a date known only to the college president and the student body president.
At colleges in the Northeastern United States, a similar observance is known as Mountain Day.
1 General Schedule
1.1 2012 Schedule,
1.2 2013 Schedule ,
2 Outfly Themes,
3 Outfly For a Cause,
4 See also,
6 External links,
6:00 - 6:45 A.M. Students are notified that it is Outfly when orientation staff members run through the residence halls, pounding on doors and yelling, "OUTFLY!!!" Commuter students can choose to be part of a call or text message list.
6:30 - 7:00 A.M. Students gather at the Victory Bell in front of The W 1 athletic complex. Most come still in pajamas, but many will dress in costume to compete in the "Best Dressed Costume Contest". Once the student body president has been found, the college president has arrived, and once at least 50% of the student body has gathered, the college president will declare Outfly, canceling classes for the day. Evening Classes are still held.
7:30 - 9:00 A.M. Outfly Breakfast, served by the faculty, staff, and administration of the college.
The rest of the day is often filled with a variety of activities, including a golf outing, a photo scavenger hunt, dunk tank, velcro wall, carnival games, and sports tournaments. The day ends with students searching for the Student Body President and a themed movie on campus.
10:00 a.m. - Golf (Waverly Municipal Golf Course)
11:00 a.m. - Dodgeball (W Fieldhouse)
11:00 a.m. - Ping Pong (Cardinal Commons)
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Info Station (Security Entrance)
11:30 a.m. - Speedwalking (Football Stadium)
12:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Inflatables (Campus Mall)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (Campus Mall)
1:00 p.m.- Badminton (Clinton Field)
1:30 p.m. - Triathlon (W Fieldhouse)
1:30 p.m. - Disc Golf Tournament (N Lot)
2:30 p.m. - Cupstacking (Cardinal Commons)
2:30 p.m. - Sand Volleyball (Sand Volleyball Courts)
5:15 - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner (Mensa)
8:00 p.m. - Movie: MIRACLE (W Fieldhouse)
After Movie: Find President Hanson-Pollock
11:15 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies (In front of Old Main)
2013 Schedule :
6:30 a.m. - Meet at Victory Bell & First Act for hint of finding Zach (Student Body President)
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast in the Mensa
8:00 a.m. - Second Act for a hint of Zach's location: Science Center Courtyard
10:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Face painting on Campus Lawn
10:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Photo shoot on Campus Lawn
10:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Make your own tribal flags on Campus Lawn
Lunch will be served indoors in the Mensa,
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Inflatables on campus lawn
--Obstacle House Challenges
2:30 p.m. - Team Carry (team game)
3:00 p.m. - Balance (individual game)
3:30 Geocaching (pairs)
4:00 p.m. - Food challenge (individual)
4:30 p.m. - Faculty & Staff Minute to Win It
5:00 p.m. - Puzzle (team)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Limbo on Campus Lawn
7:30 p.m. - Third Act for another hint of Zach's location: Neumann Auditorium
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Cast Away in Neumann Auditorium
10:00 p.m. - Last hint for finding Zach... Search begins right afterwards
-- Vote off Senate Exec
-- Team for embarrassing challenge
--Info desk by doors to the Student Center
Every year, there is a different theme to Outfly. T-shirts, activities and decorations are all focused around the theme of the year.
2007 (Oct. 4th) - 007 - Eric Benson, Student Body President
2008 (Oct. 6th) - CLUE - Travis Bockenstedt, Student Body President
2009 (Oct. 7th) - A Knight at the Movies - Abhay Nadipuram, Student Body President
2010 - Las Vegas - Trevor Carolan, Student Body President
2011 (Oct. 18th) - Harry Potter - Rexford Davidson, Student Body President
2012 (Oct. 15th) - Olympics - Hollis Hanson-Pollock, Student Body President
2013 (Oct. 17th) - Survivor Outwit, Outplay, Outlast: Outfly 2013 - Zach Sommers, Student Body President
Outfly For a Cause:
On March 25, 2009, the Wartburg Student Senate, along with the Student Body President and all other Senate Executives, called a Spring Outfly for the first time. This Outfly was demanded on behalf on the students as a protest due to concerns ranging from the quality of services offered at the 'W' recreation center to the rising price tag of education at the private institution. Student Senators notified their constituents of the plan by word of mouth and with petitions on behalf of this "Project Orange". On the morning of March 25, Senators went around their respective communities to wake the students. After a majority of students gathered at the Victory Bell, the students marched to the Wartburg President's house.
Student Body President Travis Bockenstedt handed Interim Wartburg President Hamm a petition signed by over 1300 students, outlining their complaints and worries about the college. Students also planted orange flags outside of Luther Hall with lists of their complaints. As a spring Outfly is not a regular event, classes were not officially cancelled. Some professors held class regardless while others cancelled class or made it optional.