The Freshman Outdoor Orientation Trip is canceled due to COVID-19. Given the recent uptick in cases in Ohio and in the area we would be hiking, we feel that it is not responsible to be traveling with a group of students. All current incoming first-year students will be eligible to participate in 2021 as sophomores.
The Freshmen Outdoor Orientation Trip (F.O.O.T.) is a unique wilderness experience which will take place the week before school begins. Trained upperclassmen will lead backpacking trips along the Appalachian Trail. These trips are designed for all levels of experience. F.O.O.T. offers an amazing opportunity for incoming students to meet a small group of new classmates and establish relationships with older student leaders. You will hike, camp, cook outdoors, play games, swim in waterfalls, and spend a day giving back to the mountains by learning how to build and maintain hiking trails.
Registration is closed. Please contact the Outdoor Recreation program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Forms and Documents
Outdoor Resource Center Trip Policies
Tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs are prohibited on all Orientation Trips.
If you must cancel your reservation for a trip, you will receive an 80 percent refund if you cancel more than 10 days prior to your trip date. If you cancel 10 days or less prior to your trip date, then you will receive no refund. If you are registered for a trip that exceeds $200 you must cancel 30 days prior to the trip departure date or receive NO refund. In the event that a trip is canceled by the Outdoor Resource Center prior to its departure date, 100 percent of all registration fees will be refunded.
Trip Payment Policy
Trip costs are to be paid at the time of trip registration. VISA, MasterCard, and Discover are acceptable forms of online payment. Cash or Check payment may be used when registering in-person in the Outdoor Resource Center (037 Student Union).