Important Dates

2024 FWE Participant Dates

  • Thursday, August 15th at 1pm : Check in and program start
  • Friday, August 16th - Monday, August 19th : FWE in the field
  • Tuesday, August 20th - Friday, August 23rd : Attend Big Sky Experience
  • Monday, August 26th : Fall Semester Begins

Tentative Schedule

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15th

ALL FWE STUDENTS AND LEADERS MUST ARRIVE WITH ALL GEAR READY THURSDAY AFTERNOON BECAUSE THEY ARE REQUIRED TO STAY WITH THEIR SMALL GROUPS THURSDAY NIGHT
  • 1:00 PM - Freshman check in and are assigned to their small groups while leaders are welcoming students. Small group introductions and ice breakers.
  • 2:00 pm - Formal welcome to FWE. Large group icebreaker. Break into small groups – thorough gear checks with leaders, picking up rentals, route briefings,
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm – Skill rotations in small groups
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner - field dinner (cooking on camp stoves as you would in the field)
  • 7-7:45 pm – Structured free time (Big Dipper, dorm run, Oval, hike M, Albertsons run)
  • 8:00 pm – Driving to the Golf Course
  • 11:00 pm - Lights out
    **—ALL FWE STUDENTS and LEADERS MUST STAY WITH THEIR SMALL GROUPS THURSDAY NIGHT, no exceptions—PLACE TBD.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH

  • 7:00 am - Wake up and pack everything before breakfast
  • 7-8:00 am – Road breakfast
  • 8/8:30 am - Load vehicles and clean up
  • 8:30-9:00 am - Depart

MONDAY, AUGUST 19th  

  • 4:00 pm - Return from field (please do not return earlier unless there is a medical emergency). With all students and leaders together, head to Outdoor Program (ODP) field across from ODP and check in with Outdoor Program staff for how to go about ‘de-issuing’ all personal and group gear as one big group.  Have group stick together until pizza party at 6pm (in the field across from the ODP).
  • 6:00 pm - Pizza party and skits for group.  

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th

  • 8:30am - 10:30am - Big Sky Experience check in, Main Hall