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Pathways 2021

TAP into the Outdoors!

Pathways 2021 is a go!

Although we are still working out the finer details based on COVID-19 restrictions, we will be offering some form of Pathways this August. Specific programs and dates TBA, but they will occur between Aug. 9-20, 2021. Please complete an interest form. You will then receive updates concerning Pathways and registration in the near future.

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What is Pathways?

Pathways is a unique way to start your W&M experience. During Pathways you will meet other new W&M students and form lasting friendships.  You will be lead by experienced W&M students and learn valuable lessons.  You will do all of this while participating in adventures, from the comfort of a tent and while sitting around the campfire.  

Watch a video from a past Pathways!

Although the pandemic has changed the details of our program, we continue to provide a pre-orientation experience like no other.

Campus Recreation's Tribe Adventure Program has historically offered incoming students a unique and transformative pre-orientation experience. Prospective participants can choose from a list of week-long outdoor activities such as hiking, paddling, biking, rock climbing, and more. Each Pathways program is designed to cultivate self-efficacy and ease the daunting transition into college life. During their week of adventure, students will be challenged to try new skills, engage in powerful outdoors experiences, and develop valuable social connections -- all before the semester even begins!

Pathways programs are lead by Tribe Adventure Program (TAP) student trip leaders. Our Trip Leaders are all current William & Mary students. TAP Trip Leaders undergo rigorous training in outdoor skills and are certified in Wilderness First Aid. Throughout the week of Pathways, participants are able to learn about life at W&M first-hand from their trip leaders. Each participant is personally welcomed into the Tribe community through the Pathways tradition.

No Experience Necessary.  All are welcome on Pathways, no matter your previous level of outdoor experience. We would love to have you along on this pre-orientation adventure -- come TAP into the Outdoors with us!    


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