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Fall Outdoor Experience|Outdoor Program

What is the Fall Outdoor Experience?

The Fall Outdoor Experience (FOE) is a wilderness-type orientation program exclusively for incoming freshmen. By participating in exciting outdoor adventures with us, you will meet new friends in a healthy, fun environment. Since 2000, we have provided hundreds of students with the opportunity to settle into college life by meeting new people and having a great time while exploring the many mountains, rivers and rocks of southeast Wyoming.

How does this Work?

You don’t need prior experience to participate in any of the adventure options! Participants get to move into the residence halls on Sunday, August 21, 2016. On Sunday night, you will meet your FOE leaders and group members, ask questions, and learn more about what we will be doing. On Monday, August 22 you’ll head out and camp outside and participate in backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, or the Wyoming Conservation Corps. during the days. Each group has a different focus, so be sure to pick one that interests you. Our knowledgeable instructors will teach you the necessary skills to perform these types of activities, and will facilitate your group’s entire experience. You will return to campus Thursday, August 25 with a new group of friends and adventures under your belt (we will return in time for you to participate in the Cowboy Connect program).

The options…

Choose from any of the following adventure options:

  • Backpacking in the Snowy Range Mountains (still a few spots left as of 7/28/2016)
  • Rock-climbing at Vedauwoo (still a few spots left as of 7/28/2016)
  • Canoeing on the North Platte River (registration full for this year!)
  • Wyoming Conservation Corps. Service Project (registration complete)

Program Costs

Cost: $175*

*except the Conservation Corps. program ($100), which is subsidized by the Wyoming Conservation Corps and the UW Outdoor Program

Registration Details

Registration is open! Register here for the Fall Outdoor Experience.

Please note that Outdoor Experience fees are non-refundable, so make sure you can attend before registering. The program includes transportation, meals, and group equipment (tents, technical, safety and cooking equipment). For more specific information on required personal items and equipment, please consult the equipment lists.

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"Not only was the outdoor program a great way to get settled in early, it was also a wonderful way of meeting people with my common interests... It really broke the ice as an incoming freshmen." -FOE participant

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