Signing up for TREK

  1. Gather Materials Needed for Registration. 
    When you register on May 5th, you will be asked for some of the following information: your netID and password, emergency contact information, primary care provider information (including date of last physical), insurance information (including policy number), and any allergy or additional medical information we should know.  Be prepared to answer a few short questions regarding your level of skill and comfortability for the trek you have chosen.  A valid form of payment (either credit card or e-check) will also be needed to complete your registration.

    If you are applying for financial support, you will be prompted to include a statement of need during registration.
  2. 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.  You will need your netID and password to access the system - if you do not have this account set up or need to reset your password you must do so by contacting account services. We do not have access to netID information.

    Please Note: Since registration opened in early-May, many TREK trips have reached capacity.  If your trip is not listed upon accessing the registration form, you will be able to add yourself to the waitlist.  We work our waitlists throughout the summer all the way to TREK kick-off in late August.

    Start Your TREK Reservation →
  3. Pay Program Fees.
    Payment must be made at the time of registration. We accept payments by credit card, or e-check; If you are interested, you can read more about Financial Support in the TREK program.
  4. 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.


The cost of participating in TREK varies according to the type of trip you choose. Additional program costs reflect the demand for specialized group 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.  Payment is expected at the time of registration via cash or credit card.  Students applying for financial support must submit a deposit of at least $100.

Learn More about TREK Costs ➝


If your plans change and you need to cancel your TREK registration, you can easily do so by contacting our office by phone: (802) 656-2060 or email: Cancellations made before June 29th at 5:00pm EST will be fully refunded. Cancellations made between July 2 - July 20 will be refunded 50% and those made after July 20th, are not guaranteed and only granted at the discretion of the TREK Directors and our ability to fill vacated spaces in trips.

Cancellations of registrations made by credit card will be refunded less a 5% credit card processing fee.

Contact Us

For more information about the TREK Programs, Costs, and financial aid options, please contact us:

UVM Department of Student Life
590 Main Street, Room 310
Burlington VT 05405
(802) 656-2060

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