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Welcome to Cornell Outdoor Education!

No matter who you are, or where you are from, we have something to share with you!

We are COE. Whether you’re an incoming freshmen hoping to meet people and ease the transition to Cornell, an upperclassman looking for an exciting way to get PE credit, or wanting to hone your climbing skills, we’ve got you covered. COE is the largest collegiate Outdoor Education program in the country, with over 200,000 enrollments since our founding in 1972. These participants have made lasting friends, gained life-long skills in everything from leadership and communication to tree climbing and Wilderness First Aid. And in the process, they’ve boosted their confidence and compassion for others – all while having fun!

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