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Challenge yourself at new heights and create lasting friendships with other incoming first-years.

Registration Information


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Aerial Adventures

Step out of your comfort zone and onto our high ropes course. Odyssey groups will spend two nights at our Outdoor Education Center participating in our exhilarating aerial trekking activities.

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Yurts & Camping

Odyssey participants spend their nights sleeping in yurts and tents! Our yurts have bunkbeds with mattresses, and we use 6-person tents when at campgrounds. 

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White Water Rafting

All our trips offer a rafting component! You’ll enjoy a day on the Youghiogheny River with all your peers guided by Laurel Highlands.


  • Trips are $95 or less
  • All technical and camping equipment is provided
  • Require no prior experience
  • Offer 1 Fall academic credit
  • Establish a support system and community prior to stepping on campus
  • Include meaningful discussions about the college transition
  • Peer-led by highly trained student staff


Combination of tent camping & Yurts or Bunkhouses


6 days

2024 Odyssey Trips

Note: To register or view more details on the individual trips, you will be prompted to login using the University's login method. Please have your WVU username, password, and WVUID number ready. 

*Early move-in: Early move-in programs allow participants the option of placing their belongings in their residence hall room prior to their trip start. View more details on the FAQs page.

**Free Trip: Students who register and attend the trip may participate for free. Students who register and cancel or no-show to their trip will still be charged the $95 registration fee.

View Other TRIP Models

Adventure WV participants hiking in the forest and posing for a photo.


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
Adventure Quest participants taking a group photo on a cliff with the Adventure WV Flag


Participants on QUEST trips have the opportunity to sample an exciting array of adventure activities from a central, basecamp location.

Quest Details