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Your influence as a parent matters!

About 50% of parents reported it was their idea for their student to attend a FYT.

Considering whether to encourage your student to attend a First-Year Trip?

Here's what other parents have said:


of parents would recommend the trip to other incoming students.


of parents reported the trip met or exceeded their expectations.

Over 97%

of parents reported the trip helped their student feel more prepared to begin their WVU career.

We understand safety is your number-one concern as a parent.

Here are some ways that Adventure WV is committed to safety and professionalism:

  • Adventure WV is run by a team of professional staff with advanced degrees and an average of over 10 years of experience managing outdoor programs in higher education.

  • Adventure WV First-Year Trip leaders must apply for their position and complete a rigorous training process. Only around 1/3 of applicants are accepted. All staff have a minimum of 400 training hours—well over the national average.

  • Adventure WV meticulously tracks incidents and has extremely low incident rates.

  • Adventure WV has won multiple national-level awards for program quality and safety.