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Mountaineer Quest

Summer 2019

First Year trips, WVU Adventure ( kids around a fire pit)

Participate in a 5 or 6 day adventure-based trip to meet other incoming first-year students in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Explore new and exciting adventure activities throughout beautiful West Virginia and surrounding areas. These trips are only open to incoming students in B&E!

MOUNTAINEER QUEST

WHAT: This camp-based, peer-led, 5-day program that prepares incoming students for life at WVU and in WV. Hosted at Camp Muffly in WV, students will participate in day trips around WVU, adventuring with their group. Day trips may include sightseeing, rock climbing, inflatable kayaking or whitewater rafting, hiking, service with a local organization, and activities around the camp. Students explore and reflect on their transition to college in small group discussions in the evenings.

WHEN: Students can choose from three sessions that are open  ONLY to incoming Business & Economics students, allowing you to meet a group of students you’ll be sharing your WVU experience with!

  • Quest 1B runs from June 24-28, 2019 (Capacity:19)
  • Quest 2B runs from July 1-5, 2019 (Capacity: 19)
  • Quest 3B runs from July 22-26 (Capacity: 22)

More information:  https://adventurefirstyear.wvu.edu/first-year/mountaineer-quest

EXPLORE WV

WHAT: This trip includes a sampling of adventure activities including camping, backpacking, whitewater rafting, and travel around the state of West Virginia.

WHEN: Students can choose the session below, open ONLY to incoming B&E students, allowing you to meet students you’ll share your WVU experience with.

  • Explore 3B runs from July 7-11, 2019 (Capacity: 19)

More information:  https://adventurefirstyear.wvu.edu/first-year/explore-wv

WILDERNESS WV

WHAT: This backpacking based program is a popular choice for those looking to spend the most time enjoying the great outdoors. Students will spend 5 days and 4 nights backpacking through the beautiful Dolly Sods Wilderness Area.

WHEN: Students can choose the session below, open ONLY to incoming B&E students, allowing you to meet students you’ll share your WVU experience with.

  • Wilderness 24 runs from July 13-18, 2019 (Capacity: 8)

More information:  https://adventurefirstyear.wvu.edu/first-year/wilderness-wv


ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: All participants in this session will receive 1 additional credit to their First Year Seminar in their college or department! (This trip does NOT replace First Year Seminar, it is simply a 1-credit add-on).

HOW MUCH: This program is  FREE FOR YOU! All Adventure WV trips charge a $95 registration fee, however The College of B&E will provide a $95 credit to participating students* for the cost of this trip! B&E strongly believes in giving students a great first experience at WVU and setting you up for success in your WVU career! (*Students who enroll in the program but drop or don’t participate will be charged the $95 fee). 

WHAT ABOUT NSO? This trip is separate from on-campus New Student Orientation (NSO) and does not fulfill your NSO requirement. This trip is separate from your First-Year Seminar that you are required to take as part of your Fall Semester. This trip does not replace your FYS, but provides a 1-credit add-on to your FYS. 

HOW DO I GET A SPOT ON ONE OF THESE PROGRAMS? There are limited spots available for this trip! Admitted and students who have paid the academic deposit may register on a first-come, first-served basis beginning February 4th, 2019 at  https://adventurefirstyear.wvu.edu/registration.  Please sign up for the waitlist even if the trip is full. Spots may become available throughout the semester. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the website on Adventure WV’s page:   https://adventurefirstyear.wvu.edu/

We hope you will consider joining the B&E family just a bit early by participating in this trip this summer!

* This program charges a $95 registration fee to your student account. However, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics will provide a $95 credit to participating students by the end of August 2019. Students who enroll in the program but drop or don’t participate will not receive the credit and will be responsible for paying the $95 fee. For questions about Adventure WV charges, contact Adventure WV at 304-293-5221.