Freshmen Outdoor Trips

What’s Included:

› A fantastic trip with awesome leaders
› All transportation from campus
› Instruction
› Group and activity equipment
› Food on the trip
› Early on-campus housing move-in on August 20
› T-shirt

What past participants had to say!

“I think Freshmen Outdoor Trips is one of the best things I have done since coming to UMD. I met so many new people and tried new things. When we came back to Welcome Week, I felt like I was ahead of most of my classmates because I knew people. Then when classes started I didn’t feel so out of place. I knew I had people I could talk to and go to events with. Most of the close friendships I have made this year started from that trip.”

“Going on a Freshmen Outdoor Trip will forever be one of my favorite college experiences! Getting to hike, canoe and rock climb in Northern Minnesota with people who also have a love for the outdoors is a great way to start your first year at UMD. One obstacle many freshmen face is making new friends, but on the trip it was so easy. Everyone was incredibly warm and welcoming, and I made several friends. I highly recommend Freshmen Outdoor Trips for any and all incoming freshmen!”


These are the Freshman and Transfer student trip choices for 2023.


Online registration begins at 9am, Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
Space is limited so sign up early!
Registration Deadline is August 1, 2023

Cost: $402 per person for each trip.  Includes all group gear, transportation from campus, food, lodging, and leaders.  You are only responsible for your personal clothing/gear (see "Information Sheet" for details).

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given if a written cancellation is received by July 14, 2023 (or we can fill your spot with someone from the waiting list). A 50% refund will be given if a written cancellation is received by July 28, 2023. Due to the logistics involved with programming these trips, refunds will not be available after July 28, 2023. Early housing check-in is available only for those students participating in a Freshman Outdoor Trip.


Freshmen Outdoor Trips Office          
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UMD Admissions Office          
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UMD Housing Office