The Raider Wilderness Experience (RWE) offers a great chance to start your college career with adventure and challenge. These safety minded, small group adventures are led by SOU student staff to some of the best outdoor locations in the region. These fun and challenging adventures are a great way to make friends and have some time to reflect on your transition into university life. All adventures include instruction, meals, equipment, park entrance fees, and three nights of camping. No experience is necessary for any of our adventures. Early move in is available for those staying in a residence hall for the 2019-20 academic year. You will be moved into your room and invited to enjoy dinner at the Hawk on September 22nd. The cost for early move in and meals will be a total of $75.

For more information and to sign up for early move in contact the Outdoor Program Coordinator at

Sign-ups will be Available July 15th


Early move in for participants living on campus: Sunday, September 22nd
Trip Dates: September 23rd-26th 
Pre trip meeting:
6:00pm on Sunday, September 22nd at the Outdoor Program
Depart from the Outdoor Program:
8:00am September 23rd 
Returns to the Outdoor Program:
4:00pm September 26th
Trip Cost:

The Outdoor Programs welcomes all members of the SOU community to participate in our trips and events regardless of gender identification, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, height, favorite band, food preferences or any of the cool things that make our community vibrant and diverse. 
You are the best judge of whether a trip is a good fit for you. If you are thinking about going on one but are nervous and need more information about the trip, or need some accommodation, please contact the Outdoor Program at