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Outdoor Odyssey

Calling all current Cornell Students! Apply to be a guide for Summer 2021 here! This application closes Sunday 10/4 at 11:59pm.

Hey Incoming Freshmen! Are you looking for a super fun start to your Cornell experience? Do you want to meet an awesome group of people before you even move into your dorm? Do you love the outdoors or want to try backpacking for the first time? You're in the right place!


Outdoor Odyssey is a pre-freshman orientation program hosted by Cornell Outdoor Education offering 4, 6 and 8 day trips. We offer a variety of trips: backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, community service, and even trips for transfer students. All of our trips end right on move-in day, the same day that the rest of Cornell arrives on campus. Outdoor Odyssey was founded in 1972 and is a completely student run organization. All of our guides are current Cornell students who are excited to share their love of Cornell, the outdoors, and Odyssey with you!

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