Phew - you made it through registration and you've received your confirmation email confirming your spot on the TREK of your choice. Now that that's out of the way - you might be wondering what’s next? There are still a couple of critical things you need to do to prepare for your trip in the immediate future:

COMPLETE YOUR ADDITIONAL FORMS

It's possible you still have some additional forms to fill out, even after you complete your TREK Registration.  Some of our trips require an additional liability form or release form(s); and all participants need to fill out a Medical Information Form. Check below to see what we need from you:

All Attendees: TREK Medical Information Form

Your registration is not considered complete until you finish the TREK Medical Information Form (go.uvm.edu/trekmedform)- which provides us important medical information about you that we'll need to know before you go off on your trip.  This includes insurance information, allergies, health concerns, etc.  You will not be able to attend TREK until this critical information is provided to us.

Accessing the form: Upon accessing the form you will be brought to a Microsoft sign-in page and prompted to 'Sign In' with your UVM email address. Follow the prompts and sign-in with your netid and password to complete the form.

Note: It is critical that you complete this form as soon as possible - failure to complete this form in a timely manner could result in you being removed from your TREK trip.

If you Applied for Financial Assistance

If you applied for financial support during your TREK registration, you still need to complete your Financial Support Application (go.uvm.edu/trekfa) to be considered for support. Failure to complete this form may result in us charging you the remaining balance of your trip or disqualifying your for support consideration.

Accessing the form: Upon accessing the form you will be brought to a Microsoft sign-in page and prompted to 'Sign In' with your UVM email address. Follow the prompts and sign-in with your netid and password to complete the form.

Financial support notifications will be e-mailed out by July 10th, at which time we will provide you with instructions on how to pay any remaining balances (if applicable) or we will refund your $100 deposit (if applicable) depending on the support package we are able to provide.

If you are attending Canoeing TREK

Since you're attending a Canoeing trip, you also need to fill out this Canoeing Release Form (PDF). Forms can be faxed to (802) 656-7731 or mailed to the Department of Student Life at 590 Main Street, Room 310; Burlington VT 05405.

If you are attending Mountain Biking TREK

Since you're attending a Mountain Biking trip, you also need to fill out this Mountain Biking Release Form (PDF). Forms can be faxed to (802) 656-7731 or mailed to the Department of Student Life at 590 Main Street, Room 310; Burlington VT 05405

REVIEW YOUR PACKING LIST

While specific gear related to your trip will be provided (ie - Kayaks, Canoes, etc) - some of your own gear must be purchased and packed by you. For your comfort and safety (and the comfort and safety of your fellow TREKKIES), you will need all of the required items on this list. When you arrive for check-in, TREK Leaders will check your equipment and you will be asked to obtain any missing items prior to leaving for your trip.

 

PREPARE FOR ARRIVAL

Mark your calendars - TREK trip check-in is the morning of Sunday, August 22 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Dudley H. Davis Center. Once you are checked-in you will be given time to access your residence hall to quickly drop off your belongings in your room prior to heading out on your trip. You will have plenty of time to unpack and set-up your room when you return from TREK on Thursday, August 26th.

We will send more detailed information about Arrival and Check-In to the E-mail(s) provided in the TREK Registration form.  You can also learn more about this process by reading through our Frequently Asked Questions.

CHECK YOUR E-MAIL(S)

All future correspondence about TREK will be through the e-mail address(es) you provided during your registration (csilfies@uvm.edu). This includes any requests for supplemental materials, TREK financial support notifications, and move-in logistics. We will also be sending a copy of these e-mails to your UVM email account.  All official UVM communications will be sent to your UVM account - so starting to check it now is a great habit to get into.

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR CONCERNS

In the meantime, if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns pertaining to the TREK program - please feel free to contact us at trek@uvm.edu, or call (802) 656-2060 during general office hours. A majority of answers about our program can also be found on our website in our Frequently Asked Questions section and on our Preparing for TREK page.