First Year Journeys

FYJ's are offered prior to the start of fall New Student Orientation for first year students. Each trip offers a unique opportunity for adventure, community and connection to the University of Redlands.

All trips are led by University of Redlands student leaders or staff, with support and direction from administrators, faculty and staff. These folks are enthusiastic, experienced, and invested in your success on FYJ and as a student at Redlands! Each trip has two leaders, with Wilderness and Front Country trips having at least one leader as certified with advanced wilderness medical training.


Redlands is an access point to many incredible outdoor locations, and this year's First Year Journey trips highlight our favorite mountain, ocean, and desert areas and activities. Trips are designed to support students from all backgrounds and experiences (no prior experience necessary). Take a look at the FYJ trips that we're offering before submitting your application.