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The Scenic WV trip includes a sampling of adventure activities: rock climbing, camping, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Students will also travel throughout the state of West Virginia, first by van, then by train!  

An optional pre-orientation program for all incoming transfer students  for academic credit

This trip is $95 or less

Scenic WV Details

  • Cost $95. The  university is subsidizing all trips
  • Student who are Pell Grant eligible will pay $0
  • Students will earn a one-credit complement to their First-Year Experience during the Fall semester.
  • Fall academic requirements: 2 reflection papers, 1 adventure activity
  • Trip size - 10 students 
  • The Scenic WV trip is 6 days long
  • The Scenic WV trip is an early move-in trip
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Visit our FAQ page for more info

2019 Trips List - Scenic WV

Trip Name and Number Trip Dates Trip Capacity Notes
Scenic 31 Saturday, July 27th - Thursday, August 1st 22
Scenic 32 Saturday, August 3rd - Thursday, August 8th 22
Scenic 33 Monday, August 12th - Saturday, August 17th 22 Early Move-In

2018 Scenic WV Itinerary (2019 Itinerary TBA)

Day  Activity Accommodations
Day 1 - Saturday 11:00 a.m. Check-in followed by rock climbing at Coopers Rock  Camping at Coopers Rock State Forest
Day 2 - Sunday Travel to Thomas, WV and Blackwater Falls State Park Camping at Blackwater Falls State Park
Day 3 - Monday Travel day Cass Scenic Railroad, train ride to Bald Knob overlook, travel to Whitaker Camping at Whitaker Station
Day 4 - Tuesday Return train ride and travel to Adventures on the Gorge in Fayetteville, WV Camping at Adventures on the Gorge
Day 5 - Wednesday
Whitewater Rafting on the Lower New River
Camping at Adventures on the Gorge
Day 6 - Thursday Return to WVU, De-issue equipment


Registration is currently closed and will open for Summer 2019 on February 4th at 9:00 a.m.

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