Freshmen & Sophomore 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 22
› T-shirt
› Post-trip picnic

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 2021.
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Registration Dates

Online Registration Begins June 29, 2021
Space is limited so sign up early!
Registration Deadline is July 24, 2021

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given if a written cancellation is received by July 16, 2021 (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 30, 2021. Due to the logistics involved with programming these trips, refunds will not be available after July 30, 2021. 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          
[email protected]

UMD Housing Office         

This is the Sophomore trip option for 2021. Sign up today!