Tour De Central Oregon

We took our best central Oregon activities and combined them into one awesome trip. This Voyage will include two days of canoeing on the upper Deschutes River, two days of climbing at Smith Rock State Park, and a day of rafting on the lower Deschutes River. Get excited for a variety of invigorating outdoor activities shared with new friends!

This trips time frame is well suited for fall athletes and local students who can head back home for a few days before orientation starts, or be back in time to start training for a fall sport.

  • Cost of Trip: $400 (will be charged directly to your student account)

August 9-14 Trip Logistics (Wave 2):

*Note: Previously on Aug. 10-15 but changed due to athlete schedules.

This Tour De Central Oregon Voyage is open to all incoming fall students. However, this Voyage is designed to allow incoming fall athletes, except football players, a chance to go on a Voyage that doesn't conflict with practice schedules. Local students are encouraged to participate if they can accommodate a living situation between the end of this Voyage and new student orientation on Aug. 21.

Times are subject to change.

August 9

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Check in at the West Lawn with Voyage Coordinators

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Welcome by Orientation and Voyage Staff on the West Lawn.

  • After Welcome, there is Sign, Shake and Ring with the president of the University, this is a strong Pacific Tradition and a great photo op!

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Move in to dorms. Students cannot move-in earlier unless approved by Coordinators.

  • Students with late night flights may fly in Aug. 15 and have a midnight check-in. Please let us know ASAP if you are doing this. 
  • Please email by Aug. 1 if you need pick-up from the airport or train station.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Parent orientation (parents only)

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.:  Welcome BBQ for students and parents


6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Pre-Trip meeting (students only)

August 10

  • 8 a.m: Trip Departure

Trip return on August 14.