New Student Trip Registration Form - Priority Registration Closed 5/9/22

Update 5/10/22:

Priority registration has ended, but it’s not too late to sign up! Registration is now first-come, first-served, based on remaining availability.

You can still follow the steps below to register, and we’ll let you know as soon as possible if there is an available space on one of your trip choices. If not, you will be placed on a waitlist. Typically many students who are initially on the waitlist do get placed on trips, but it is impossible to say how many people who sign up after priority registration will be placed on trips, or when a space will become available.

 

How to Register:

  1. Review the Trip options, and decide which are your top 3-5 choices.
  2. Complete the Registration Form below.  The only questions which are required are the ones with an asterisk (*)
  3. Complete the online Health & Diet Questionnaire. Both the Registration for AND the Health & Diet form are required to complete your registration. You’ll receive a confirmation email within 1-2 business days.
  4. Once registered, we’ll place you on a trip within 2 weeks and notify you via email. You then have up until June 15th to decide if you’d like to go and submit your payment.

Trip Placement:

Registration opens at 9 AM Pacific Time, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. Registrations received in the first week will be included in the first round of trip placements. If more registrations are received than there are spaces available, placements will be based on a lottery. If you register after Monday, May 9th at 11:59pm Oregon time, trip placements will be based on remaining availability. Registrations are received throughout the summer until all spaces are filled, at which point we open a waitlist.

All the trips are a lot of fun, and the most important thing that happens on every trip is the friendships you will form!

We encourage students to complete the trip registration process themselves, rather than have a parent complete it on their behalf. For students who might not be that interested spending a week outdoors on a New Student Trip, there will be many opportunities to make friends, learn about L&C, and transition to college life during the on-campus New Student Orientation.

COVID-19 

Vaccination against Covid-19 is required for participation, please review the Covid-19 mitigation requirements for NSTs. Trips are subject to change or cancellation based on the situation in August with Covid-19 and the guidelines from the State of Oregon and Lewis & Clark College at that time.

All fields marked with asterisk (*) are required.

required text field
7 digits, starting with a 2. This can be found by logging in to your Pioneer Portal. If you can't find it, please enter "Don't Know."
required text field
This should be the name you like to go by, and is the name we will address you as in emails and other communication. Emails are copied to your parent/guardian (if contact info is provided)
required text field
required text field
For example, He/Him; She/Her; They/Them. Multiple and personalized entries are accepted.
required date field
MM/DD/YYYY
required text field
Street Name, Apt. Number, etc.
required text field
required text field
2-letter abbreviation, please (ex: CA, OR, WA)
required text field
required text field
NOTE: Unfortunately, if you are an international student you will not be able to attend a New Student Trip since you need to attend the International Students & Scholars orientation during the same days. If you're a Third Culture Kid (TCK), you may participate in these New Student Trips, though some TCKs decide to attend the International Students and Scholars orientation instead.
required text field
In case we have questions for you about your registration or preferences.
text field
xxx-xxx-xxxx
required e-mail address field
Please use an email address that you check regularly as this will be our primary way to communicate with you. It may be your @lclark.edu email or another email.
e-mail address field
If you have already set up your Lewis & Clark College email address, please list it here.
e-mail address field
If you are 18 or older and do not wish for your parent/guardian to be included in correspondence from College Outdoors for privacy reasons, please leave this blank. Parent emails provided will be copied on all correspondence from College Outdoors, which will be addressed using the first name you enter above.
required radio button field
Would you like to request Financial Aid?*
Select "Yes" in order to be eligible for a reduction in trip price on a need-based sliding scale. To qualify, you will need to have submitted a FAFSA form to Lewis & Clark. By checking "Yes", you are giving College Outdoors permission to view limited contents of your confidential Financial Aid file from Lewis & Clark's office of Financial Aid. Additional scholarships are available for members of underrepresented groups, apply at https://www.lclark.edu/programs/college_outdoors/scholarship_program/diversity-scholarships/
required radio button field
Are you a transfer student from another college?*
required radio button field
Covid-19 Vaccination Status*
Up to date vaccination against Covid-19, including a booster dose, is required for participation in most cases. You'll need to submit your vaccine documentation no later than June 29, 2022 in order to participate in an NST. For more info, visit: https://www.lclark.edu/live/news/46460-covid-19-mitigation-mask-requirements-for-nsts
required checkbox field
What degree of physical rigor are you looking for on your trip?*
All trips are designed for beginners, and do not require any prior experience with the activities. The most rigorous trips (5) are backpacking trips and hike 6-10 miles per day on trails, carrying 40-60lb backpacks. See the trip descriptions for details about each trip option.
required select menu field
List in order any and all trips you'd be willing to participate in as spaces fill quickly. Top 3 choices are required. Note that the free Xplore program has a separate application: https://college.lclark.edu/programs/stem-pathways/xplore-entering-student-trips/
required select menu field
List in order any and all trips you'd be willing to participate in as spaces fill quickly. Top 3 choices are required.
required select menu field
List in order any and all trips you'd be willing to participate in as spaces fill quickly. Top 3 choices are required.
select menu field
List in order any and all trips you'd be willing to participate in as spaces fill quickly.
select menu field
List in order any and all trips you'd be willing to participate in as spaces fill quickly.
required radio button field
Do you require a special diet OTHER than vegetarian (vegan, gluten free, etc.)?*
If yes, please elaborate in your Health & Diet Questionnaire.
radio button field
If you require a special diet OTHER than vegetarian, is this due to a medical condition?
If yes, please elaborate in your Health & Diet Questionnaire.
textarea field
The specific physical demands of each trip are listed in the detailed trip description for that trip. If you require accommodations in order to fully participate in your trip, you can describe them below and/or reach out to us at outdoors@lclark.edu . You will separately submit a detailed Health & Diet Questionnaire.