What Exactly are FYJ Trips?



A Note About Choosing your FYJ

College is full of new experiences, and FYJ is a great place to begin your adventure! When considering trip options and indicating your preferences on your application, we encourage you to try something new that may push your comfort zone. Our FYJs do not require previous experience, and while some offer greater physical challenges than others, our leaders, faculty, and guides are here to help support you through those challenges.

Have a look at our past trips. Trip offerings change annually, and this page will be updated to reflect 2023 trips as reservations and itineraries are finalized.

FYJ’s are a unique, pre orientation program available to incoming Bulldogs. FYJ’ers arrive a week before orientation, meet the other participants and leaders on their trip, then depart campus for a multi-day adventure. Itineraries may include everything from extended forays into the wilderness, to getting your hands dirty in community urban gardens. Many trips have camping-style accommodations, although at least one will have opportunities to sleep in a bed every night.

While adventuring outside is the setting for FYJ – the core mission is to promote connection, community and your transition into the University. You’ll walk away with unique, shared experiences with your peers, and new companions to share your college! 

Want to look at trips previously offered, click here.

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