Week of Wilderness

Week of Wilderness (WOW): Sunday August 13-Friday August 18

The WOW is an amazing experience for new students at UC Merced, both incoming freshmen and transfer students. During the trip, participants are introduced to both wilderness travel and their upcoming college experience; all within a healthy and safe group environment. 

Week of Wilderness Yosemite Backpacking

Spend an amazing week in the Yosemite backcountry backpacking and learning about the wilderness of Yosemite.  Due to current snow conditions in the backcountry, the exact details of the route will be determined in July. The cost of the trip is only $250 and includes transportation, group food, backpacking and camping gear, park and guide fees. This trip is rated moderate to strenuous for altitude, mileage and carrying large loads.

Registration opens for incomming freshman and transfter students on Tuesday, June 27.  Register Here!  Or sign up in the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation Center. 

WOW Info Packet (Available June 23)
Note: All supporting documents need to be completed and submitted by August 10, 2017. You can scan and email documents to outdooradventures@ucmerced.edu OR postal mail to: UCM WOW Registration, Recreation & Athletics, 5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA, 95343. For more information, see the FAQs at: http://recreation.ucmerced.edu/wow
Refund Policy: Participants may receive a full refund (less at 10% processing fee), if requested before August 10. No refunds will be issued after August 10, 2017.