Collegebound at CSB/SJU

2021 trips are tentatively being planned.

We hope to offer the Collegebound outdoor orientation program this August. We are exploring options to make that happen in a covid-safe way. The program will likely have a number of changes to allow us to keep students and our communities safe while working towards the goals of Collegebound. Stay tuned to Outdoor U and Admissions for further information and updates into the spring. The earliest registration will open is May 1, 2021.

2019 Collegebound group picture

2020 Trip Options

Canoe Trip Details 

2020 Cost

  • $395 (includes a $100 non-refundable deposit)
  • Limited scholarships are available. Contact us or your Admissions counselor for details.
  • Payment includes: trip transportation, food, permits, lodging, gear (if needed), and an incredible experience! This cost does NOT cover personal travel expenses from your home to CSB/SJU.
    Additional costs may include lunch food on the travel days and any souvenirs.
  • If you need to make alternate payment arrangements, contact Collegebound Director Kyle Rauch ( [email protected] or 320-363-2136).

2020 Trip Itinerary

  • Wednesday, August 19, Arrive on campus, move into your academic year housing, Collegebound group meeting, gear sorting/packing, and Collegebound orientation dinner
  • Thursday, August 20, Travel to the Arrowhead region of Northern Minnesota.
  • Friday-Monday, August 21-24, Canoe, backpack, camp, and adventure in your small Collegebound group of 6-8 first-years and 2-3 student leaders (single-gender groups).
  • Tuesday, August 25, All groups meet up and camp in Grand Marais for the final night
  • Wednesday, August 26, Return to campus, unpack, clean and return all gear, sleep in your campus housing.
  • Thursday, August 27, All first-year students move in and the required on-campus First-Year Student Orientation begins

Additional Details


Email [email protected] or contact:

Kyle Rauch
Collegebound Director