First-Year Journey Travel Information and Schedule

First Year Journey 2021 Schedule

  • Friday, May 7, 2021:  Updated FYJ Application is available.
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021:  Applications are due.
  • Friday, July 16, 2021:  Trip Assignments are sent via email to Applicants.
  • Friday, July 30, 2021:  Trip Payment is due.
  • Friday, August 6, 2021:  Final Paperwork Due.

First Year Journey On Campus Dates 2021

  • Saturday, August 21, 2021 by 4pm:  FYJ Participants arrive and if living on-campus, check in to their residence halls.
  • August 22, 2021: First day of FYJ activities on campus!  Introductions and activities including pre-trip meetings, equipment checks, and academic connections. Students will be sleeping in their residence halls tonight! Off campus students may go home and return the next morning at designated times.
  • August 23, 2021: Students embark on their journeys.
  • August 23-August 27, 2021: Students on course.
  • August 27, 2021: First Year Journey wrap-up, reflection, and celebration dinner.
  • August 28, 2021:  Free day before New Student Orientation

How to Reserve Rental Gear

Your FYJ acceptance packet will include a list of needed gear and equipment. Items on the list marked with an asterisk (*) are available to rent from the Outdoor Programs Rental Shop. All rentals are included in your trip costs. However,  you will be required to leave a credit card deposit upon pickup. Rental gear will be picked up from the Outdoor Programs Rental Shop before you leave for your trip.

If you need to rent gear, contact 

Residence Hall Check-in

All FYJ participants who will live on campus must check into their residence hall and room between 1-4 p.m. on the day they arrive. You'll spend the first two nights in your room before departing for your Journey. Check-in times will be included in your acceptance information email.

Ontario Airport Shuttles

Upon acceptance into a scheduled FYJ trip, you'll receive a travel information sheet that contains information about flights and shuttles to campus. Several free shuttles will be available 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Ontario Airport to campus on the day you arrive.

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