Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor adventure students wading through chest high water

The Outdoor Adventures Community is tailored for students who share a passion for human-powered outdoor recreation. In collaboration with Campus Recreation's Outdoor Rec, this community promises an interactive and fun-filled experience with a variety of outdoor activities. Forge lasting friendships, develop leadership abilities, and gain technical skills while exploring the incredible wilderness areas of Southern Arizona and the American Southwest. Whether through trips provided by the University of Arizona Outdoor Rec program or informal trips planned by community members, you'll find opportunities to participate, learn, and grow.

No previous outdoor experience is required - just a desire to engage, learn, and embark on a journey of personal and communal growth.

Benefits of the Outdoor Adventures Community

  • Overnight Trips:
    • Orientation Mt. Lemmon Camp and Climb: Kickstart your adventure with a breathtaking climb and camp on Mt. Lemmon.
    • Grand Canyon Camp and Hike: Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon.
    • Lake Roosevelt and Salome Jug Paddle and Canyoneer: Navigate scenic waters and conquer canyons in an unforgettable excursion.
  • Day Trips:
    • Sunset Wilderness Yoga: Connect with nature and find serenity through yoga in the wilderness.
    • Seven Cataracts Canyoneering: Experience the thrill of canyoneering in the stunning Seven Cataracts.
  • Certifications:
    • Wilderness First Aid (Desert Mountain Medicine): Equip yourself with essential skills to handle outdoor emergencies and explore with confidence.

Ready to live, learn, and adventure together? Join our Outdoor Adventures Community now!

NOTE: This community will require an additional $599 fee to cover program costs. Payment to Outdoor Rec is expected when provisionally accepted into the community, and residents are not fully accepted until payment is received. Provisional acceptance does not guarantee placement. More information about the application process can be found at: rec.arizona.edu/OALLC25

How to Apply

  • Submit a housing application in My UAHome
  • Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
  • Once provisionally accepted, pay the associated program fee of $599 at rec.arizona.edu/OALLC24
  • The community application process, inside your housing application, opens in January. Space is limited; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until spaces are full.

NOTE: You must have a housing application on file to be considered for this community.

For more information about living in this community, email housing@arizona.edu.

Participating in Outdoor Adventures Community

Outdoor Adventures is an engaging living environment. In the community, students have access to unique resources and programs designed to support their transition to college. It’s expected that students living in the community take advantage of the array of enriching activities offered to members of the community – space is limited, so sign up quickly!

Contact Information

Michael Morgan
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation