Adventure WV First-Year Trips are peer-led, adventure-based experiences that prepare students for life at WVU. Trips offer participants diverse opportunities to meet other students, make friends, learn about themselves and connect with WVU.
Participants on QUEST trips have the opportunity to sample an exciting array of adventure activities from a central, basecamp location.Quest Details
Participants on EXPLORE trips will enjoy a smaller group experience, more time in the great outdoors, and a sense of challenge and accomplishment, while visiting some of the most popular places in West Virginia.Explore Details
Participants on ODYSSEY trips will travel all around the great state of West Virginia, while trying their hand at some of the most outstanding adventure activities the state and surrounding area have to offer.Odyssey Details
FYTs are designed for beginners.
A lot of students are “on the fence” about whether trips are “for them.”
Check out what past participants said 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
"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."
Encourage your Mountaineer to participate in a First-Year Trip that will create one of the most memorable experiences of their collegiate career.Information for Parents
Get answers to common questions and learn about some of the terms we use on this site.FAQs
Review our eligibility criteria to ensure you meet basic trip requirements. Programs are intended for beginners.Eligibility
Adventure WV is run by a team of highly qualified professionals and students. Meet our staff and learn about our rigorous training requirements.Staff