The Outdoor Program and the Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana launched a new Freshman Wilderness Experience Program on Aug. 16, 2014.
Seventy freshmen arrived from all over the country to participate in the new wilderness-based program.
Since then the program has continued to grow. August 2018 marked the fifth year for the FWE program. More than 100 freshmen and student mentors embarked on a wilderness adventure to kick off their undergraduate experience at UM.