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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2015

Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall, Room 10

Don't Miss this Annual Event
Tickets $10 for Princeton students with PUID, $15 non-students and are available online at the Frist Ticket Office or at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in the Princeton Shopping Center

Amazing mountain and adventure sports films!

Join Princeton students, staff faculty, and local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle (Princeton students run prizes to lucky winners)! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.

Check out Each Night's Film Schedule & Watch the Trailers

Welcome Class of 2019!

Explore - Princeton, Leadership, Diversity, Community and have an Adventure!
Start your Princeton experience with the

Outdoor Action Frosh Trip

Princeton's oldest & largest Pre-orientation Program!

OA Open House for Princeton Preview
Monday, April 13 & Wednesday, April 23
1:30 - 3:00 PM, Campus Club & come see us at the Student Activities Fair 5:30 - 6:30 in Dillon Gym

Become an Outdoor Action Leader

Being an OA Leader is one of the most valuable things you can do to help next year's freshmen class have a successful transition into Princeton. OA Leaders are role models and mentors for 60% of the incoming class. Ask anyone you know who is an OA Leader (and there are more than 300 of them on campus) and they'll tell you it's an absolutely incredible experience. Any student can learn the skills needed to lead a group on an OA Trip and with the diversity of trips we offer (base camp, biking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, sustainable farming) there's a trip for you. Don't miss out on this special Princeton experience. Train to become an OA Leader this semester.

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Upcoming Events

Published: Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Princeton University for its 19th year. Come join us for two fantastic evenings of award winning films on outdoor adventure from around the world. Tickets are available now and the show always sells out, so but your tickets early. See the film schedule, descriptions and trailers Banff Film Festival 2015.
Published: Monday, March 2, 2015
Come enjoy "hanging out" (literally) at the Wall for AI Nights when the OA Climbing Wall is open for FREE for everyone (PUID required). Every Thursday night (except during mid-terms and break). We'll have music, snacks, and a great atmosphere for both newcomers and experienced climbers. Check it out! Funded by the Trustee Alcohol Initiative Fund promoting non-alcoholic social activities on campus.   Read more
Published: Monday, March 2, 2015
Outdoor Action Leaders excel both in academics and in campus activities from varsity sports, to student government, and student organizations. The leadership skills they develop through Outdoor Action serve the larger Princeton campus and beyond as these students go on to be leaders throughout their careers. Here are some of the fellowships, awards and prizes Outdoor Action Leaders have received. Leader Prizes & Awards
Published: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Princeton Farmers Market Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, April 15 - through May 13 Firestone Library/Chapel Plaza Fresh, sustainable spring produce is coming to campus!

Welcome to the New OA Web Site!

We are really excited to announce the opening of the new Outdoor Action Web site. We've completely rebuilt the site to make it easy to get the latest information about anything that you are interested in about Princeton Outdoor Action, the outdoors, and leadership. Over the next few months we'll be continuing to add more resources to the site like local places to get outside near Princeton, information on outdoor skills and more. 

Navigating the Site

You can generally find what you are looking for through the navigation bar or use our advanced Search feature.

Become part of the Largest Leadership Organization on Campus

Outdoor Action Leader Training is starting up for the spring. We are the largest leadership training program on campus and the experience that you get leading for OA is invaluable. We are looking for the most diverse group of students to become the next generation of OA Leaders. You don't need to have any previous experience in the outdoors or even to have gone on the OA Frosh Trip. We can teach you everything you need to know to be an effective leader both on campus and in the outdoors.

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Making friends at the OA Climbing WallOA Climbing Wall Open Hours

The Outdoor Action top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 14 belay stations. It incorporates the latest in climbing wall technology with both vertical and overhanging sections as well as a roof and three artificial cracks. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Experienced instructors will be on hand to teach skills and assist in solving particular climbing routes. OA will provide harness and climbing shoes.The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks, reading period and final exams.

Climbing is FREE for Princeton University students, faculty and staff. Never Climbed Before? No experience necessary! We'll teach you!

The Climbing Wall Hours - Starting February 2

  • Mondays: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: 8-10pm

  • Wednesdays: 8-10pm

  • Fridays: 4:30-6:30pm

Only members of the University community are allowed to climb. PU ID required.

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