First Year Journey

Kickoff your college journey with adventure, community, and connection!

From hiking to camping, rock climbing to kayaking, FYJ offers a variety of outdoor experiences that will challenge and inspire you while creating lifelong memories with your peers.

What are First Year Journeys?

First Year Journey (FYJ) is a pre-orientation program available to incoming University of Redlands students. As a new student, FYJ offers you the chance to immerse yourself in nature, develop strong connections with the university and your peers, and gain valuable insights into college life. Let the University of Redlands Outdoor Programs student leaders and staff be your guides as you embark on this unforgettable adventure.



Find Your Adventure

FYJ trips are designed to promote connection, community, and personal growth, and are led by experienced student leaders and staff who are invested in your success at Redlands. Take a look at the FYJ trips that we're offering before submitting your application. Trips are designed to support students from all backgrounds and experiences (no prior experience necessary).



Register for a Trip

To apply for FYJ, simply fill out the registration form and submit it by the deadline. Registrations will be reviewed by the FYJ team, and participants will be notified of their acceptance at a later date. Please note that there is a fee associated with the program.


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Travel Information & Schedule

Find everything you need to know for your next adventure with our comprehensive travel information and schedule. From registration and acceptance dates, on-campus dates, how to reserve gear, and other important logistics. We've got you covered!



Trip Costs

FYJ trips are inexpensive and you won't break the bank. Get all the details on trip cost and budgeting to make the most of your FYJ experience.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our FAQ's provide answers to common questions and concerns about the First Year Journey program. If you have any doubts or queries, this page is a great resource to help you get the information you need.



FYJ Testimonials

FYJ trips have impacted many Redlands students. Check out their testimonials and fun stories about FYJ trips and outdoor program adventures!