Wilderness Welcome is an extended orientation program designed specifically for incoming freshman to ease the transition from high school to college. The primary goals of Wilderness Welcome are to get students excited about life at NAU, help form connections with peers, provide intentional leadership development, share land histories and traditions of the Colorado Plateau, and provide resources for student involvement and success.
Each August NAU Outdoor Adventures sends 50-80 incoming freshman on the trip of a lifetime. With iconic Arizona adventures like Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting, you won’t want to miss out!
August 2020 Wilderness Welcome trips are cancelled due to COVID-19
We deeply regret having to inform you that the Wilderness Welcome program for August 2020 has been cancelled. The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and a combination of circumstances will prevent us from running these particular courses.
If you are interested in more information about other ways to get involved with Outdoor Adventures, please email Outdoors@nau.edu and we will add you to our NAU Outdoor Adventures newsletter.