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WVU’s First-Year Trips are optional, peer-led, 5 or 6 day adventure based experiences that prepare incoming students for life at WVU. Trips offer participants diverse opportunities to meet other first-year students, learn about themselves, WVU and WV. 

All trips $95 or less

Multiple First-Year Trip Models to Choose From

Sample Trip Models: 

Click on links below to see 2019 trip dates!

Trip Models Vary in Activities and Accommodations

Sample Activities Range of Accommodations
Backpacking (no bathroom/shower facility) 
Challenge Course Cabins (with a/c and attached bathrooms)
Hiking Tent-Camping (with bathroom/shower facility)
Rock Climbing Yurts Cabins (similar to rustic cabins)
Whitewater Rafting
Via Ferrata

Trip Basics

  • All trips are $95. The university is subsidizing all trips.
  • Student who are Pell Grant eligible will pay $0
  • Most trips are between 10 and 22 students.
  • All trips are 5 or 6 days long
  • Trips are led by upperclassman student leaders
  • Visit our FAQ page for more info

Fall Course

Students who participate on an Adventure WV First-Year Trip can enroll in a one-credit complement to their First-Year Experience.


Registration is currently closed and will open for Summer 2019 on February 4, 2019. Click on the trip model links listed above to see the 2019 trip dates!

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Be A Leader

The Adventure WV Trip Leaders and Logistic Specialists are the backbone of the Adventure WV program. Each year we invite new staff to join our Leadership Training program and Summer Leadership Team. Working for Adventure WV is an exciting and rewarding summer experience

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