Orientation Trips

The Outdoor Program offers two orientation experiences for incoming University of Montana freshman:

Freshman Wilderness Experience

UM's Outdoor Program and The Wilderness Institute have joined forces to offer an orientation experience of a lifetime. The Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE) is a chance to make friends and learn from experienced UM student leaders about what it's like at the University of Montana. This opportunity is available for incoming UM Freshman only and immerses participants in a Montana wilderness.

Rafting Trips

Great for students and their families visiting for Orientation, our rafting trips take you on a local river to experience adventure in Western Montana. Raft trips include transportation, gear, sack lunches and guides.

The Outdoor Program offers rafting trips on beautiful and scenic whitewater close to Missoula. This is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy Montana adventure during their visit to the University of Montana.

Summer 2017 Raft Trip Dates

  • Wednesday, June 28
  • Saturday, July 1
  • Sunday, August 27
  • Wednesday, August 30

Details and Registration

  • Cost: $65.00 per person
  • Includes: Transportation, equipment, sack lunch, and guides
  • Schedule: Trips meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Outdoor Program, located on the east end of the Fitness & Recreation Center. Trips return to the Outdoor Program at approximately 4 p.m.
  • What to bring: Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing on the raft for the expected weather (no cotton, please)
  • Registration: Register for a raft trip by calling the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 or by using our online registration portal
Rafting Alberton Gorge