ABOVE First Year Program

Students on rope courseThe ABOVE program is a multi-day adventure program for incoming first-year students that takes place before the start of the fall semester. All levels of experience may participate, but you must be able to swim.

ABOVE is a great way to meet new friends who love the outdoors as much as you do! Meeting other students, faculty, and staff before school starts increases your comfort and confidence.


Program dates: August 11-16, 2015

Registration will open in the summer. Program participation is $250. Space in the ABOVE program is limited to 20 students. Email us at to reserve your spot.

Then fill out and return the following required forms, along with your payment:

Registration (PDF)
Liability Release (PDF)
Health Form (PDF)

ABOVE 2015 Activities

  • Camping
  • Fire starting
  • Environmental activities
  • Camp crafts
  • Canoe
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • Night hike
  • Solo experience