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This special outdoor orientation provides incoming students the opportunity to build lasting friendships, initiate self-discovery, learn about SU, get to know student peer leaders and have a truly unique experience before the first day of classes even begin. The programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see our PDF brochure (below) for details on programs and how to register.

Outdoor Programs Brochure 2014 (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is able to participate in the Outdoor Program?

The programs are only open to incoming, full-time, first-year students enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year. Note: Spaces in the Outdoor Programs are limited and tend to fill quickly. Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you register as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Who leads the outdoor trips?
We have incredibly dedicated faculty and staff member course directors who have an interest in the outdoors and a passion for helping students transition to the Salisbury community. The course directors also hire and train upperclass peer leaders to assist in the trips and serve as a resource to all the new students before, during and after the trip.

Is this program mandatory?
While two programs Orientation 101 and Orientation 102 are required transition programs, the
Outdoor Program is optional for all incoming first-year
students. This is just another opportunity for freshmen to
get connected before orientation begins.

I do not have a lot of experience with the outdoors, is that
a problem?

We have trips tailored to most levels of experience and
ability. We encourage you, however, to review any
recommendations the course directors have listed in the
program description to see if that matches your experience.

What can I expect to get out of the Outdoor Program?
Making friends and feeling connected to Salisbury University are what the Outdoor Program is all about.
You get to experience an exciting trip with a small group
of your new classmates, upperclass student peer leaders
and faculty/staff. The friends you’ll make on your trip are just the beginning. I encourage you to read the testimonies of the students from the Class of 2017 that participated in these trips just this past year.

How do I sign up for a New Student Experience Outdoor Program?
Registration information is provided in the brochure. Please follow the directions carefully and feel free to contact the Office of New Student Experience at 410-543-6102 if you have any questions.

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