Have your hiking shoes ready, and we’ll provide the backpacks, tents, and food! On this trip, we will hike the trails of Southern Oregon and/or Northern California. The final destination is selected in the week prior to the trip to take advantage of the best weather forecast and air quality. Students will get to know the Pacific Northwest by exploring the beautiful wilderness areas just a short drive away from campus. Food will be provided, as well as backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and other necessary gear. Students will need to provide their own clothing and footwear.
Rock Climbing Exploration
Learn to climb or explore new climbing areas in Southern Oregon. Students will explore local crags, learn new skills, and join a community welcoming to new climbers – no prior climbing experience is necessary! The Outdoor Program will provide food, climbing equipment, climbing shoes, and camping gear. Students will need to provide their own clothing and walking/hiking footwear.
RWE Frequently Asked Questions
How will my participation in the RWE affect my University Housing move-in date?
If you sign up for RWE, you will be able to move into the residence halls on Sunday, September 11.
What should I pack for these trips?
You will receive a pack list with your sign-up confirmation email.
How will I learn of any changes to RWE trips?
If there are any changes to RWE you will receive an email from the Outdoor Program to your SOU student email address.
How will I pay for the Raider Wilderness Experience trips?
The Raider Wilderness Experience charge will be applied to your student account in early October. This charge can be paid by credit/debit card online or in-person at the Financial Aid Office.
If you have any more questions or would like more information about Raider Wilderness Experience, you can email the Outdoor Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.