1. Register Online (Begins Early May).
    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 increase your chances of getting into 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: If your desired trip is not listed upon accessing the registration form - it has reached capacity and is full. If this occurs, you can register for another trip, and/or add yourself to the waitlist for your first choice trip.  We manage waitlists throughout the summer all the way to TREK kick-off in early August.

  2. 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.
  3. Get Your Packing Lists and Itinerary.
    Once you've registered you will receive 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.

Other Early Experiences

TREK isn't the only program offering early community building experiences prior to the start of the semester.  Students placed in the Wellness Environment also have the option of participating in WEventure - a 3-day pre-semester experience that explores UVM, Vermont, and the local Burlington community.

Learn more about WEventure...


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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