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Outdoor Program

Get Involved

Location: Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center, room 100B (the northwest corner of the center)
Hours: Regular open hours are held during fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday, and during college holidays and breaks.
Phone: 801.832.2866

Group of Students Outside with a Van
Two Students Carrying a Kayak

The Westminster Outdoor Program exemplifies Westminster's unique environment for learning, which is located minutes from world-class skiing, mountain biking, and rock climbing in the local Wasatch Mountains. Beyond the Wasatch lie Utah's red rock deserts, wild rivers, and vast wilderness areas—all of which become both Westminster's playground and classroom.

Through meaningful outdoor experiences, the Outdoor Program helps students to develop leadership, technical skills, self-awareness, character, and stewardship. Student leadership is a priority for the program and most outdoor trips are student-led. Graduates who were a part of the Outdoor Program often leave Westminster having weeks of valuable field experience, advanced certifications, and an understanding of how lessons learned in the outdoors can apply to other areas of college, career, and everyday life.

Westminster students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their guests are welcome to participate in outdoor program trips and events with priority given to current students. We're committed to supporting anyone who is interested in getting involved regardless of skill level, previous experience, and equipment needs. Please contact if you would like to participate, but feel unable to pay the entire event fee. While modest, the Outdoor Program Participation Fund is designed to help in these cases.

Whether you're joining us for an evening hike or a weekend in the backcountry, you'll most likely learn something new, meet interesting people, and spend time in awe-inspiring places.