First-Year Journey Travel Information and Schedule

First Year Journey 2022 Schedule

  • Friday, April 1, 2022:  FYJ 2022 Applicationis  available. 
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022: Applications are due. 
  • Friday, July 15, 2022: Trip Assignments, pricing, travel information and FYJ paperwork sent via email to Applicants. 
  • Friday, July 29, 2022: Trip Payment is due. 
  • Friday, August 5, 2022: All Paperwork Due. 

First Year Journey On Campus Dates 2022 

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 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. 
  • August 18, 2022: 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. 
  • August 19, 2022: Students embark on their journeys. 
  • August 19 - August 23, 2022: Students on course. 
  • August 23, 2022: First Year Journey return wrap-up, reflection, and celebration dinner. 
  • August 24, 2022: 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 the day you arrive on campus. 

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 8/17/2022. You'll spend the first two 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 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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