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It’s a way to get ready to succeed at WVU – after spending time in the beauty of West Virginia with new friends.

FYTs are all about making connections with other students and learning from expert upperclassmen leaders.

Trips come highly recommend by participants.

of participants recommend the program to other incoming WVU students

of participants give their trip a grade of A or B

of students said their trip met or exceeded their expectations

Choose a trip from our three outstanding models

*We understand that you may have questions about how our trips will run given the pandemic. We are working hard to organize all of the details and will update our website as details are confirmed (this includes COVID testing requirements and how itinerary activities could change slightly).  

FYTs are designed for beginners.

No previous experience expected nor required.

A lot of students are “on the fence” about whether trips are “for them.” Check out what some participants say about their trip:

All of these new relationships helped me move from high school to college extremely well, because I knew that we would all still hang out with each other when we got to school. I had never clicked so fast with a group of people, and I knew that they would be in my life for the long run, and I am excited to experience this new chapter with my new best friends.

Everyone was kind of nervous and uncomfortable when the trip started. But as time went on, we all became friends and got to start our college experience together. This really gave us an advantage for the other students that may have done just regular move-in. It gave us a head start on our new friendships and our college experience.

I was at peace, the only person awake in the entire campsite, drinking in the beauty of the world around me. The last few days had been my favorite days of my entire summer, as the people I was surrounded with were constantly smiling, happy and accepting of the person I am. I came into the program terrified of college and exited with my arms around 16 of my new closest friends, ready to tackle whatever came our way.

All First-Year Trips are similar at their core.

All trips are $95 or less.

All equipment is provided

Earn 1 Fall Credit

No experience necessary

Build strong relationships

Many students say it was their best decision in their first year at WVU.