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History of Redeemer University: FROG/LAUNCH Olympics

In the academic year 1987-1988, Redeemer introduced a new orientation program called FROG Olympics. FROG stands for Freshman Redeemer Orientation Groups (or First Year Redeemer Orientation Groups) and the served to help students adjust to their transition into post-secondary education. In the beginning years of this program, part of the activities would include literal hopping around in order to create solidarity among the freshman as they all looked ridiculous together. 

In the 2009-2010 academic year, Redeemer's orientation program rebranded with the name LAUNCH. Though not an abbreviation, the name LAUNCH holds literal significance as this program was designed to launch new Redeemer students successfully into their freshman year. The activities were focused on connection among students and faculty, familiarity with the atmosphere and structure of Redeemer, and of course, fun! Each row of dorms makes up one team and they are assigned a specific colour to be represented by. Then each team competes in various activities throughout the first week of school, including the famous LAUNCH Olympics, to win the Cooper Cup. 

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