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Leadership Starts Here

Outdoor Action is now an integrated part of Freshmen Orientation

Starting in 2016 the OA Frosh Trip will be an integrated part of the orientation process for incoming freshmen. Next fall students will arrive on September 3 for two days of orientation in the residential colleges followed by either a 5-day Outdoor Action or Community Action trip. There will be a new program for fall freshmen athletes that incorporates some of the same trail-side discussions about campus life that happens on OA.
This is a momumental step forward for OA. It recognizes and applauds the impact that OA has had for freshmen for over forty years and transforms the program from 'optional pre-orientation' to an integrated and integral part of the orientation process. I want to say thank you to the thousands of OA Alumni Leaders who dedicated themselves to helping incoming students get the very best start at Princeton. You created the model that the University has chosen to implement.
Going forward the OA Frosh Trip will be offered at no charge to all participants. Also, the OA Leader Training Program will now be free to all participants.

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Outdoor Action Reunions 2015 Activities

The celebration begins this spring at Reunions. Come join us and reconnect with OA friends from over forty years of the program. We are Princeton's largest 'leadership network.' Check the schedule below.

Friday, May 29

Tree Tour of the Princeton campus

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Whig Hall Steps

Tree tour of the Princeton campus. The Princeton University campus has over 150 different tree species from around the world as well as trees dating back to the 1700s. Come learn about the history and diversity of trees on campus at this Reunions favorite led by Glenn “Merc” Morris ’72. Sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program.

Leadership Starts Here

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Robertson Hall Bowl 1

"Princeton in the nation's service and in the service of all nations" requires one very special quality, Leadership. Learn how the next generation of great Princetonian Leaders is being trained on campus. Discover what Outdoor Action is doing to build the next generation of leaders who will go out into the world and shape change wherever they are. You'll hear from a panel of Outdoor Action alumni who are leaders in their fields and from current students.

Trekking in Nepal & the Earthquake's Impact

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Robertson Hall Bowl 1

In 2012 an intrepid group of Princetonians hiked into the Annapurna Sanctuary in the heart of Himalayas, one of the world’s great mountain treks. With Professor of Geology Blair Schoene and Dr. Robert “Brownie” Schoene ’68 the group explored the culture and landscape of this amazing country climbing to over 13,000 feet surrounded by peaks over 27,000. Along the way the group learned about the geology of the Himalayas and high altitude medicine. We'll take you on part of our trek and learn about this fragile country after the April earthquake. Learn about Outdoor Action and Princeton Journeys’ next mountain adventure to Patagonia in February 2016. Sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program.

Sunday, May 31

Outdoor Action Leaders & Friends of OA Breakfast Reception

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Chancellor Green Rotunda

Outdoor Action Leaders and alumni Friends of OA from all 38 years of the program are invited to join us for a breakfast reunion event. Come hear about the latest changes in the Outdoor Action Program including our transition to the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life. Continental breakfast will be served. Sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program.