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Registration for Odyssey trips in 2022 will open around late March! The following information is for the past year!


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 three favorite trip choices.

Step 2:

Read through our Cancellation Policy.

Note: In light of ongoing developments regarding novel COVID-19, we want to assure all registrants that a full refund will be issued should our program be canceled (Cancellation Policy updated 4/22/2020).

Step 3:

Complete and submit the following forms

Odyssey requires all participants submit the following documents to the Odyssey office by July 15th, although they may be submitted any time after receiving your trip placement information. 

NOTE (4/26/21): These forms were temporarily taken down due to issues, they will be back up as soon as possible.

  • 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)

These forms may be submitted in any of the following ways:

  • Email: (please make sure your scan is legible!)
  • Fax: 607-255-9881
  • Mail: Outdoor Odyssey, B01 Bartels Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 

Step 4:

Fill out this Online Form to complete your application!

Trippers will receive their confirmation email with their trip assignment within 48 hours of registering. Odyssey tries very hard to give all trippers their first or second choice trip, but occasionally that is not possible.

Additional Information


Trippers will arrive between 11:00AM and 1:00PM on the start date of their trip, and 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 of August 19th, Cornell Move-in-Day. From this point, guides usually help trippers check-in, get their Cornell ID's, and move into their dorms. If you have questions please consult the trip and FAQ pages. If you don't find answers there, email us at

Trip Specifics

In June, all registered trippers will receive letters from their guides and the coordinator 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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