FYJ Travel Information and Schedule

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First Year Journey Registration and Acceptance Dates

  • April, 2024: FYJ 2024 Registration is available.
  • Friday, July 5, 2024: Registrations are due. Register early to secure your top trip!
  • Friday, July 12, 2024: Final Trip Assignments, pricing, travel information and FYJ paperwork sent via Redlands.edu email to applicants. Placements are sent periodically throughout summer. Register early to secure your top trip. 
  • Friday, August 2, 2024: Trip Payment is due.
  • Friday, August 9, 2024: All Paperwork due.

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FYJ Virtual Open Houses

Join us for our FYJ Virtual Open Houses! We’re hosting online meetings on the following dates. We will answer your questions and give an overview of the trips and schedule. Sign-up for a meeting by emailing us, and we will share the online meeting link.
  • Thursday June 13, 2024 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Thursday June 27, 2024 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Thursday July 11, 2024 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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First Year Journey On-Campus Dates - Trip Track (7-day program)

  • Thursday, August 22, 2024 by 4pm:  FYJ Participants arrive and if living on-campus, check in to their residence halls. All FYJ Participants, Trip Leaders and Staff will meet for dinner and evening activities.
  • Friday, August 23, 2024:  First day of FYJ activities on campus! Introductions and events 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.
  • Saturday, August 24 2024:  Students embark on their journeys.
  • Saturday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 28, 2024:  Students on course.
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2024:  First Year Journey return wrap-up, reflection, and celebration dinner.
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024:  First Day of New Student Orientation.

First Year Journey On-Campus Dates - Sleepaway Camp Track (5-day program)

  • Saturday, August 24, 2024 by 4pm:  FYJ Participants arrive and if living on-campus, check in to their residence halls. All FYJ Participants, Trip Leaders and Staff will meet for dinner and evening activities. Students will be sleeping in their residence halls tonight. Off campus students may go home and return the next morning at designated times.
  • Sunday, August 25, 2024:  Students embark on journey to local mountains.
  • Sunday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 28, 2024:  Students at sleepaway camp.
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2024:  First Year Journey return wrap-up, reflection, and celebration dinner.
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024:  First Day of New Student Orientation.

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Additional Important Logistics

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  on the day you arrive on campus. 
  • If you need to rent gear, contact  outdoor_programs@redlands.edu.  

Residence Hall Check-in

  • All FYJ participants who will live on campus will move in on the first day of their program.
    • Trip Track Move-In: Thursday, August 22
    • Sleepaway Camp Track Move-In: Saturday, August 24
  • You'll spend the first nights in your room before departing for your journey.
  • Check-in procedures will be communicated by Residence Life and Housing.

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 FYJ shuttles will be available 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Ontario Airport to campus on 8/22 for Trip Track and 8/24 for Camp Track. 

If you have further questions, contact  outdoor_programs@redlands.edu.