If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly at wildernessadv@colgate.edu or 315-228-6499


Registration for WA works on a first-come, first-served basis.

In most years, we are able to accommodate almost every student a spot on a trip. However, you are not guaranteed a spot on a trip until you receive your trip notification in early July.


Important note for international students & students in any other mandatory pre-orientation program

In addition to WA, Colgate offers several other optional pre-orientation programs, as well as several programs that are required, such as International Students Orientation and the Alumni Memorial Scholars program. If you are in one of these required groups, you should not sign up for WA Session 2, as all those pre-orientations take place at the same time, and you are required to attend the mandatory program if you are a part of one of those groups. You can see a list of all the optional and mandatory pre-orientations, and their dates here. The good news is that you are able to sign up for WA Session 1, which takes place ahead of the other pre-orientations.

Registration Timeline

Registration for Wilderness Adventure 2024 will be available May 3. 

Event Date
Registration deadline June 3, 2024

Students notified of their Wilderness Adventure session & trip;
Students notified of  financial assistance

~July 1, 2024
Pay trip fee;
Request to borrow gear;
Submit medical history and waiver forms
July 8, 2024

Note: In order to access the WA registration form you must:

  • Have logged into your colgate.edu Google account
  • Have setup multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your Colgate Google accounts (this is a separate MFA process than Duo).
Please be sure you have reviewed all the information about dates, sessions, and trip options before you register.