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Outdoor Action

Leadership Starts Here

Welcome Class of 2026 to your next Adventure at Princeton!

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

The Outdoor Action Program has been welcoming incoming students to Princeton through small-group adventures since 1974. The guiding principles of OA are that a group, working together towards a shared goal, can accomplish amazing things. This year our theme is Expedition 2026, the journey that you all will take together over the next four years. Being part of an ‘expedition’ means getting to know your teammates, sharing your stories and goals, and learning how you can support each other. Each day will bring chances to meet to build relationships with the other members of your group, explore some new things in the outdoors, and come away with a ‘spirit of adventure’ that we hope you’ll carry with you throughout Princeton. 

You will be in an OA group of 10-12 first-year and transfer students along with 2-3 upperclass Outdoor Action Leaders. OA Leaders are some of the most energetic and engaged students at Princeton. They are also leaders outside of OA through their involvement in performing groups, student organizations, student government, athletic teams, community service, and the full spectrum of academic majors.

Learn about our different program offerings.