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Wilderness Welcome for transfer students

Wilderness Welcome: Adventure on the Gorge for transfer students

August 15-18, 2016
21 Participants
$400 Registration fee

Connect to Ohio State and other new transfer students through Wilderness Welcome, an outdoor adventure held the summer before classes begin.

Experience the excitement and beauty of the outdoors at the top destination for white-water rafting in the East. During this expedition-style rafting trip along the New River Gorge in West Virginia, you'll enjoy s’mores around the campfire, meet other transfer students new to Ohio State, and get tips about transitioning into the Buckeye culture. This trip accommodates 21 participants of all rafting and camping abilities.

Wilderness Welcome occurs the week before move-in. During the trip, the OAC will securely store your residence hall items. After the trip, you will be able to move in early, and then you will join the OWL program! This trip is also available for 1 academic credit hour.

Register by July 26
To register, contact the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) at 614-247-8680 or send an email to with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Student ID Number
  • Date of birth
  • A statement that you are interested in attending the Wilderness Welcome for Transfer Students