Freshmen Outdoor Trips - August 22-25, 2022

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 21
› 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 2022.
Registration is now open!


Online Registration Begins Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Space is limited so sign up early!
Registration Deadline is July 23, 2022

Cost: $376 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).


If you are unable to participate due to money, we may be able to help!  Thanks to a couple of former student staff, we have some scholarship money to help supplement what you are able to pay.  Just fill out this form.  We’ll get back to you as soon as we can! 

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given if a written cancellation is received by July 15, 2022 (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 29, 2022. Due to the logistics involved with programming these trips, refunds will not be available after July 29, 2022. Early housing check-in is available only for those students participating in a Freshman Outdoor Trip.


Freshmen Outdoor Trips Office          
[email protected]

UMD Admissions Office          
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UMD Housing Office