The Outdoor Program is excited to bring you the inaugural Pacific Northwest Welcome (PNW). The PNW is a first-year experience focused on exploring outdoor recreation opportunities around Ashland. Spend the days before the start of the term hiking and biking, learning to rock climb, or exploring downtown Ashland and Lithia Park. Each PNW trip will provide opportunities to meet current Outdoor Program staff, learn more about recreation at SOU, and form a community with your fellow incoming students. These trips are social-distancing friendly, and accessible from campus by foot or bike.