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Fall Outdoor Experience

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 Thursday, August 23. On Thursday night, you will meet your FOE leaders and group members, ask questions, and learn more about what we will be doing. On Friday, August 24 you’ll head out and camp outside and participate in backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, or mountain biking. Each group has a different focus, so be sure to pick the program that interests you. Our knowledgeable instructors teach you the necessary skills to perform these types of activities, and will facilitate your group’s entire experience. You return to campus Monday, August 27 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
  • Rock-climbing at Vedauwoo
  • Canoeing on the North Platte River
  • Mountain biking at Curt Gowdy and the Snowies

Program Cost

Cost: $175

Dates

Friday, August 24 – Monday, August 27, 2018

(Move-in to the residence halls on Thursday, August 23)

Registration Details

Registration for 2018 Fall Outdoor Experience will begin in April 2018.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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Fall Outdoor Experience c/o Outdoor Program

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6488

Fax: (307) 766-6720

Email: op@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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