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

Waiting List
 (as of 3:00pm on June 2, 2021)

WA 2021 registration is full, but we are still accepting registrations to go on the waiting list using the Registration link below. In most years, numerous students get onto a WA from the waiting list, so if you are interested in a trip, be sure to complete the registration form and we will contact you if and when a spot opens up. Note that while we will try to take into account your trip preferences, open spots will be on specific trips, so we may not be able to get you onto one of your top trip choices.


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

In most years, we are able to all but guarantee a trip for every student who registers. The challenges and setbacks of the pandemic have meant that, depending on demand, we may not be able to accommodate every person for WA 2021, though we will certainly try out best. As such, you are not guaranteed a spot on a trip until you receive your trip notification email 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, as all the 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.

Registration Timeline

Event Date
Registration deadline June 8, 2021

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

~July 2, 2020
Pay trip fee;
Request to borrow gear;
Submit medical history and waiver forms
July 9, 2020