University of Vermont


TREK: Registration

How Do I Sign Up for TREK?

  1. Register Online.
    Registration for TREK programs is on a first-come, first-served basis and program spaces fill up quickly! We recommend registering as early as possible to ensure your preferred program.

    Registration opens in Early May.

  2. Pay Program Fees.
    We accept payments by check or credit card; If you are interested, you can read more about Financial Support in the TREK program.

  3. Get Your Packing Lists and Itinerary.
    Once you've registered you will recieve a confirmation email with a list of your next steps - including links to packing lists and details about check-in. These lists are available to view at anytime online.


Cancellations made before the registration deadline (June 30th, 2016; 5:00pm EST) will be fully refunded. Cancellations made between July 1st, 2016 and July 21, 2016 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations of registrations made by credit card will be refunded less a 3% credit card processing fee. After July 21st, refunds are not guaranteed and only granted at the discretion of the TREK directors and our ability to fill vacated spaces.

What is the Cost?

The cost of participating in TREK varies according to the type of trip you choose. Additional program costs reflect the demand for specializedgroup equipment. More expensive options are in no way proportional to the amount of fun and experiential value that all TREK programs offer! Fees include all food, lodging, transportation, group gear usage, watercraft rental (where applicable), instruction, a t-shirt, and administrative costs.

Learn More about TREK Costs ➝

Is Financial Support Available?

Yes! We offer a limited number of financial support fee reductions for the TREK experience. For more information on financial support for TREK, please check out our Financial Support Page. Our ultimate goal is to work with ALL interested first-year and transfer students to make participation in TREK a reality! TREKKIES who are awarded fee reductions may request to borrow UVM Outing Club equipment, which includes backpacks, sleeping bags, and rain gear.

Learn More about Financial Support for TREK ➝


Due to the growing number of TREK participants, TREKKIES must provide all personal equipment. Upon confirmation of your registration, you'll receive a detailed supply list for your trip, which will include the "must have" items you'll need to be safe and comfortable during TREK. Please be aware that in some cases, students need to purchase additional equipment after receiving this list, incurring unanticipated expenses.

Students must have proper equipment when they arrive at TREK check-in. Missing items will have to be purchased from local retailer. Purchasing listed items at home will avoid additional expense and aggravation.

Weather in the Green Mountains and Adirondacks is very unpredictable at this time of year. Wet snow, hail, and rain are not uncommon in higher altitude wilderness environments. Remember: there is no such thing as bad weather, only unprepared travelers. Weather simply happens!

Got Questions?

For more information about the TREK Programs, Costs, and financial support options, please contact us:
Phone: 802-656-2060
Wilderness & Transfer E-mail:
Service TREK E-mail:


Last modified February 08 2016 11:08 AM