Santa Clara University

New Student Orientation

Adventure Trips

Adventure Trips are opportunities for first year students to explore the great outdoors with the guidance of experienced students and faculty. By participating in Adventure Trips, first year students will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet classmates and form friendships before classes begin
  • Explore California and learn about its natural history
  • Learn about sustainability, leadership, nature, and discernment
  • Have a facilitated transition into college from Orientation to Welcome Weekend to the start of fall classes
  • Learn about the college experience from current students and faculty
  • Gain backpacking skills

2015 Adventure Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore
Depart from Campus: September 16
Return to Campus: September 18
Total Spots Available: 12
Cost per Student: $210

Big Sur - Terrace Creek
Depart from Campus: September 16
Return to Campus: September 18
Total Spots Available: 12
Cost per Student: $190

Big Sur - Andrew Molera State Park
Depart from Campus: September 16
Return to Campus: September 18
Total Spots Available: 12
Cost per Student: $195

Sign Up for Trips

Sign-ups for Adventure Trips will be available on July 30 after Sessions 1-6 of Orientation are over. Unfortunately, students registered for Session 7 Orientation are not able to participate in Adventure Trips.

Early Move-In

Students who participate in Adventure Trips will be able to move in early into the residence halls. More information about early move-in will be shared with those students who sign up for the trips.

Sponsors

Adventure Trips are sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership (CSL) and Into the Wild. CSL is the department that organizes and hosts Orientation for all first year students. Into the Wild is one of our nine chartered student organizations (CSOs).

 
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