Registration for TREK 2013 is now open!
What is TREK?
TREK is an intense and unique team-building and enrichment program for first-year students led by experienced peers. Sponsored by the Department of Student Life Outdoor and Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs, TREK has offered new students diverse, experiential learning opportunities that promote community building, self-discovery, and connection with future classmates for over 30 years.
Each trip is led by two experienced student leaders who lead between 8-10 new students on a week of service projects or out in the back country of Vermont and upstate New York. This August, we will welcome more than 250 TREKKIES from the Class of 2017! We hope you will be one of them.
TREK 2013 will take place the last week in August before classes begin, Saturday August 17th-Thursday, August 22nd. Due to overwhelming demand, we suggest you get your application in early. We hope that no one will have to miss out! Learn more about the variety of TREK trips, frequently asked questions, and other information in the menu options on your upper left.
Who is TREK For?
The TREK program is for any new first-year student or transfer student who wants to become a part of a community upon arrival to UVM as a new student. Through TREK we celebrate and promote a safe and healthy community for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, and ages. During TREK week, TREKKIES and TREK leaders live, work, and play together as a community, bound together by interests in Service, Leadership or Outdoor Adventures.You DO NOT need any prior experience to participate in TREK! We strive to create a community of inclusion and therefore encourage ALL students who are new to UVM to apply. Any necessary support/adaptation for all individual needs will be made. If you have never participated in the program area you selected, please indicate this on your Registration Form.
Accessibility & AccommodationThe TREK program is firmly committed to including all interested first year students. Students with any type of disability are encouraged to apply and participate in all TREK programs. We provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations, in consultation with ACCESS. Students who are seeking accommodations should contact ACCESS and TREK well in advance, as some accommodations take time to implement.
Questions? Contact the UVM TREK Program in the Department of Student Life at (802) 656-2060 or send E-mail to Slife@uvm.eduFind out about 2008's TREKKIE experience in the video from our local Seven Days newspaper here:
Financial help is available for TREKKIES through financial aid measured on stated need or by Identity-Based Scholarships (eligible identities include: first generation college students, lesbian / gay / bisexual /transgender / questioning / queer students, students of color, or students with disabilities). Each year we offer fully paid TREK identity scholarships to these under-represented incoming student populations. [Find out more]
After July 19th, 2013 refunds are not guaranteed and only granted at the discretion of the TREK Directors and our ability to fill vacated spaces.