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More than an introduction
to college.

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At WVU, adventure is for everyone

Adventure WV First-Year Trips are peer-led, adventure-based experiences that prepare students for life at WVU. Trips offer participants diverse opportunities to meet other first-year students, learn about themselves, and connect with WVU. 

All trips $95 or less.

Different options for adventure

Adventure WV participant rock climbing


Participants on QUEST trips have the opportunity to sample an exciting array of adventure activities from a central, basecamp location.

A group of Adventure WV participants gathered around a map


Participants on EXPLORE trips will enjoy a smaller group experience, more time in the great outdoors, and a sense of challenge and accomplishment, while visiting some of the most popular places in West Virginia.

Adventure WV First Year Trips participants engaged in a team building exercise.


Participants on ODYSSEY trips will travel all around the great state of West Virginia, while trying their hand at some of the most outstanding adventure activities the state and surrounding area have to offer.

We are already hard at work, planning to run in-person trips during the Summer 2021!

FYTs (virtual or in-person) work toward the goal of a “successful transition to WVU”—including connecting with other incoming students and peer mentors

Adventure WV was successful in offering numerous virtual trips during Summer 2020. We intend to offer in-person trips in 2021, but may pivot to a virtual format, if needed. 


Find out if your college or organization partners with Adventure WV for a customized First-Year Trip

Are you the proud parent of a first-year student at WVU?

Encourage your Mountaineer to participate in a First-Year Trip that will create one of the most memorable experiences of their collegiate career.


We intend to offer in-person First-Year Trips during Summer 2021, but could pivot to virtual First-Year Trips, depending on the circumstances. The bottom line is that no matter what, we'll have an opportunity for all incoming students! 

Registration opens on Monday, February 1, 2021 

Earn Fall Credit

Students who participate on in-person First-Year Trips are eligible to earn one-credit during their Fall semester. 

Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary

Get answers to common questions and learn about some of the terms we use on this site.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Review our eligibility criteria to ensure you meet basic trip requirements.  Programs are intended for beginners.


Adventure WV is run by a team of highly qualified professionals and students.  Meet our staff and learn about our rigorous training requirements.