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Registration for Odyssey trips in 2024 is now open! Click here to register.

Registering for Odyssey is a simple four step process. Please read this page completely before proceeding to the registration form.

Step 1:

Browse through our Trip Catalog and pick out your two favorite trip choices. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

Step 2:

Carefully read through our Cancellation Policy.

Step 3: Complete the Registration Form

The online registration form is available here.

Please only submit a registration form once. Trippers will receive a confirmation email with their trip assignment within 3 business days* of registering. Odyssey tries very hard to give all trippers their first or second choice trip, but sometimes that is not possible.

*Please note that May 11th-18th is finals week for Cornell students, and we are conducting May Training for Odyssey guides from May 19th-22nd. We appreciate your patience as these circumstances may delay registration confirmations.

Step 4: Complete and submit the Supplementary Forms

Odyssey requires all participants submit the following documents to the Odyssey office via this form by July 1st, and doing so secures your spot on a trip. Forms can be submitted any time after receiving your trip placement information. 

  • Medical History - Please be sure to include your insurance carrier and policy number. We will ask you to resubmit if any information is incomplete.
  • Participant Waiver
  • Equipment Rental Form  - Before receiving your assignment, you should access the Equipment Lists for the trips you would like to participate, and gain an idea of the items you do not yet have. Odyssey encourages trippers to rent gear from Cornell Outdoor Education's Outfitting Center if they do not already have it. Please complete even if you do not wish to rent gear. 
  • Financial assistance (Optional): We offer substantial financial assistance. Historically, we have been able to award financial assistance to all eligible applicants. Please submit this form as soon as you know your Cornell financial aid package to maximize funding potential. We also offer 1-2 scholarships per year in honor of late guide Oliver Schaufelberger. More details are available on the application.

If you have any questions about the registration process, email us at

Additional Information


Trippers will arrive between 11:00AM and 1:00PM on the date before their trip departs, and they may store any belongings they have at our locked, North Campus storage location. Trips will depart early the next morning. All trips will conclude the morning before the first Cornell move-in-Day, which is August 19, 2024. On the final day of the trip (August 18), participants are transported to camp-o-rama, a celebration of all Outdoor Odyssey trips. All participants and guides spend the night at camp-o-rama and return to campus the morning of August 19th. From this point, guides often help trippers check-in, get their Cornell ID, and move into their dorm. If you have questions, please consult the trip and FAQ pages. If you don't find answers there, email us at

Trip Specifics

In mid July, all registered trippers will receive emails from their guides with further specifics on their Odyssey trip. Trippers will be called by their guides in the weeks before the trip so that any lingering questions can be answered. 


If you have any problems or questions about the trip please consult the trip and FAQ pages. If you don't find answers there, email us at Please do not register until you and your parents are fully comfortable with every detail of the trip!

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