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Frosh Trip

Fall 2020 Accommodations

OA can accomodate students with many different concerns, including medical issues, religious practices, and internet/technology accessibility. Our goal is to do our best to make this experience as accessible as possible for all students, especially in our current global health crisis. Please contact us to let us know about your specific needs so we can try and find a trip that will work for you.


Rick Curtis

Outdoor Action Director

609-258-5621



For Outdoor Trips
Information for Diabetics

Many students with diabetes have participated in the...

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Outdoor Action Check-in is after dinner on Sunday, August 22 in Dillon Gym. Check-in is staggered based on trip assignment, so please arrive at the time indicated in your email.

You don't need to bring any equipment to Dillon Gym Check-in. At Check-in you'll meet the other members of your OA group and your OA Leaders. After Check-in you will head over to one of your Leader's rooms to spend the rest of the evening getting to know your group and learning about your activities for the week. You'll spend Sunday night in your dorm room and meet your group for breakfast on Monday...

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Here is all the information you need to pack for your Frosh Trip. When selecting gear for the trip, remember that you’ll be in the outdoors for five days, so you’ll want to bring only those things you need to be comfortable. Leave behind what isn’t necessary—extra stuff just adds weight. This equipment list is based on 40 years of experience running Outdoor Action Trips. If you bring ALL the gear on the list and ONLY the gear on the list, you’ll be comfortable in virtually any situation you’ll encounter on Frosh Trip.



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What Participants Have to Say

The most important thing that my frosh trip gave me was a sense of community. Before I went on the OA trip, I didn't really feel like I was a part of Princeton yet. However, the trip gave me a sense of belonging and community. It also gave me friends that I still hang out with!


The Outdoor Action Program us the single most effective socially-oriented program that Princeton offers with regard to the adjustment of new students and the opportunity, throughout one’s Princeton experience, to meet other Princetonians. 


I think that my...

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There are so many great moments that happen on Frosh Trip. We've captured some of them in video, photos, and quotes from participants and leaders.




A first year student talks about her Frosh Trip Experience

I was extremely scared about beginning college and the OA trip really helped to allay most of my fears. I got to become really close with a group of 10 people, all of whom I’ve remained friendly with on campus. In the wilderness atmosphere you get the chance to learn so much about these people who all seemed so strange and different. I learned that all ten of us had the same...

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The Outdoor Action Frosh Trip is one of the Orientation Small Group Experiences. More information is available on the Path to Princeton website.

We are so excited that you’ll be participating in the Outdoor Action (OA) Program for your small-group orientation experience. The Outdoor Action Program has been welcoming incoming students to Princeton through small-group adventures since 1974.


To help you prepare for the unique adventure you will have during the next four years, we have developed a special virtual program for this year that combines getting to know your new classmates,...

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All Days
  • Masks indoors & on buses! 

  • Fill up water (3 liters/person + 1 full dromedary bag) before breakfas

  • Meet your group for breakfast in a dining hall of your choosing. If anyone is missing, call/ knock on dorm door 

  • Baker Rink Check-in & Check-out-- Only 1 Leader should come inside
    • be on time! 30 minutes before bus departure or 15 minutes before walking departure


  • Box lunches will be distributed at Baker Rink for bus days & some local days
    • please ask your group about dietary restrictions prior to Baker Rink...
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Outdoor Action Updates for Frosh Trip 2021
Monday Speaker & Film Series

All OA Groups will be going to a Native American speaker in McCosh 10 or McCosh 50. Please be there at 7:45 PM. Leaders will receive an email for which location to go to. Following the speaker there will be a series of films. The program will run to about 9:30 PM


McCosh 10


A1, A2, A3, A4, C9, C10, C11, C12, D13, D14, D15, D16, F21, F22, F23, F24


McCosh 50


G25, G26, G28, H29, H30, H31, H32, L45, L46, L47, L48, N53, N54, N55, N56, O57, O58, P61, P62, P63, P64


Virtual - Join via Zoom...

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