SAVE THE DATE: August 11–18, 2021.
The Freshmen Outdoor Orientation Trip (F.O.O.T.) is a unique wilderness experience that 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 open to all incoming freshman and sophomores who were unable to attend in 2020 due to Covid. Resistration will open March 1, 2021. Please emailthe Outdoor Recreation program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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).