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Group photo from Collegebound 2016

What Is Collegebound?

  • An Outdoor Orientation Program and learning experience for incoming first year or transfer students to CSB/SJU.
  • Students will either rock climb, canoe, backpack or camp and explore in Northern Minnesota for the week preceding orientation, no experience necessary.
  • An opportunity to learn about yourself and develop skills important to college life.
  • A great way to meet other students, both first years and upperclassmen, before classes start.
  • A good way to make the transition into college.
  • Check out some photos from our 2016 trip!
  • Download the 2017 Collegebound Brochure
  • Collegebound in the News!


Dates for 2017

August 16-23 (The week before orientation)

Registration (2017 registration will open on March 1st)

Sign up for our email list (to recieve information throughout the year regarding registration and other information)


Trip Itinerary:

  • Wednesday, August 16, Arrive on campus, move-in, group meeting and dinner
  • Thursday, August 17, Depart to North Shore
  • Friday-Tuesday, August 18-22, Canoe, Rock Climb, Backpack, or Northshore Camp
  • Tuesday, August 22, All groups meet up and camp in Grand Marais for the final night
  • Wednesday, August 23, Return to campus
  • Thursday, August 24, All first-year students move in and orientation begins


A Collegebound video compliation of 2016 participant, Joseph Pohle, on the BWCA canoeing trip. 


 CBCanoe CBClimb

CBCamp CBBackPack



Email [email protected] or contact Kyle Rauch ([email protected] or 320-363-2136).