WHEN IS TREK?
TREK takes place the week before the start of the fall semester. 2019 Trek will take place between Saturday, August 17th & Thursday, August 22nd (the day before regular First Year move-in).
Due to overwhelming demand, we suggest you get your application in early. You can learn more about the registration process on our TREK registration page. We hope that no one will have to miss out!
WHO IS TREK FOR?
The TREK program is for any new first-year 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 and 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 & ACCOMMODATION
The 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 Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Students who are seeking accommodations should contact SAS and TREK well in advance, as some accommodations take time to implement.
Financial assistance is available for TREKKIES through support 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.