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Answers to FAQs

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Trip fees ($375) include transportation, group and technical equipment, food, instruction, and trip activities. All you need to bring is the gear on each trip's respective equipment list found on the trips page
  • If the trip you were hoping for is full, e-mail us at to be put on the waitlist. A space may become available if we have a cancellation.
  • Outdoor Orientation Program check-in is at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 11th in the Special Events Room of the Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center (2nd floor near reception desk) 
  • Students will be allowed to check into their residence halls from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday, August 10th.  Students will, however be on their own until the program officially begins on Monday at 9am 
  • There will be no residence hall check-in for the Outdoor Orientation Program on Monday, August 11th
  • We can store baggage for students arriving on the morning of the 11th until they can check in to their residence hall upon returning from the trip. 
  • For students traveling by air, the Outdoor Recreation Program will provide shuttles periodically throughout the day on Sunday, August 10th - Contact us if you are interested in a shuttle
  • It would be best to plan your travels to arrive in the afternoon (versus morning) as there is no organized activity for students on Sunday, August 10th
  • Students will return from their trips Friday, Aug. 15th. Honors and Scholars students have the option to return in the evening on Thursday, August 14th in time for their respective orientations beginning on Friday, August 15th.
  • Westminster College First Year Student Orientation begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 16th
  • Many of our trips are student-led. There will not necessarily be professional staff or faculty on each trip. We're proud of our student leaders who are experienced and trained in leading trips for the Outdoor Recreation Program
  • There will be times throughout the week when students are "on their own" with no direct supervision. These include Sunday, August 10th and the evening of Friday, August 15th as well as certain times on the trip when students are at camp, in tents in the evening, etc.
  • If you must cancel: before the registration deadline (July 11th) you can receive a refund in full.  If you cancel after July 11th but before July 25th: you will be refunded 50% of the trip cost.  After July 25th, no refunds will be given.
  • If a participant needs to leave the trip for a policy violation, that participant is responsible for the cost of evacuation. If a participant needs to be evacuated for other reasons, responsibility for the cost of evacuation will be assigned on a case-by-case basis.