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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

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
  • WVU First-Year Seminar Additional Credit (2-credit version of WVU's required First-Year Seminar).
  • Most trips are between 10 and 22 students; Mountaineer Quest accommodates larger groups of up to 30 students
  • All trips are 5 or 6 days long
  • Trips are led by upperclassman student leaders
  • Visit our FAQ page for more info

WVU First-Year Seminar | Two-Credit Version

Students who participate on an Adventure WV First-Year Trip will enroll in a two-credit version of WVU’s required First-Year Seminar (the standard version is one credit).  Students in this two-credit Adventure WV version will be grouped in First-Year Seminars with other Adventure WV participants, and will reflect on their summer experience and engage in a Fall activity with Adventure WV.

Learn more about First-Year Seminar


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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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