Freshman Wilderness Experience

One of the best parts about living in Montana is our amazing location. We invite you to experience the splendor of Western Montana with an outdoor adventure. The Freshman Wilderness Experience is for students who want to make friends, learn about wilderness out their back door, and hit the ground running before the first day of class. The course is run by experienced and qualified UM students and is open to incoming UM freshmen only.

Freshman Wilderness Experience at University of Montana

Head out on a backpacking or Missouri River canoe trip with other new freshman and you'll start your experience at UM with an instant community, be able to ask your leaders and other UM students questions about what it is like to be a student at UM, plus, you'll start your year knowing great places to get outside close to Missoula.

Dates of 2017 Freshman Wilderness Experience Program

UM UNDERGRADS: FWE LEADER INFO PAGE

August 20: Program begins at 8 a.m. on the UM campus

August 22 through 26: Four days, three nights in the wild!

August 26: Return to campus and pizza party

All freshman will be back in time to participate in the August 27 UM Freshman Orientation.

FWE ALUMNI AND OTHERS: INTERESTED IN GIVING BACK FWE LEADER SIGN UP open to all qualified UM undergrads.

UNDERGRADS: APPLY TO BE A FWE LEADER  Learn more by visiting the FWE Leader Info Page

Mandatory Forms, FAQs, Welcome Letter

Contact Information:
Outdoor Program at the University of Montana at 406-243-5172, crecop@mso.umt.edu, or the Wilderness Institute 406-243-6916, wi@cfc.umt.edu

Co-sponsored by:
The Wilderness Institute
Campus Recreation Outdoor Program

Supported by:

ThermarestClif Bar
GSI
Mountain HouseCounter Assault
Straw Propeller Good Food Store