First Tracks Pre-Orientation Trip

Get a taste of the outdoor recreation opportunities Colorado has to offer and get to know other incoming students! Activities include stand-up paddle-boarding, hiking, and biking. First Tracks is open to all First Year Regis College, Traditional Nursing First Year and Transfer Students.


2021 First Tracks trip canceled

 The difficult decision has been made to cancel First Tracks for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Outdoor Adventure Program looks forward to hosting First Tracks for incoming freshmen and transfer students in 2022.

First Tracks allowed me to meet a ton of other incoming students. You all made my transition into college much smoother.  Max, First Tracks 2018
Camping scene with tent at sunset

What to Bring

We’d recommend wearing active clothes each day that you don’t mind getting wet, especially when we’re at the lake! We’d also recommend bringing a day-pack for snacks, extra layers, and water.

First Tracks adventure program group photo
Students hiking up a trail
Students taking selfie at lake
student smiling with large camping backpack

Frequently Asked Questions

Adventure activities are physically demanding. We do our best to design our program to meet the needs of individuals who have minimal experience in the outdoors. However, if you are usually inactive we would encourage you to begin a moderate level of exercise in preparation of the program such as: walking, jumping jacks, or bike riding on a daily basis.

If you have any allergies or special needs, please indicate them on the registration form. We do our best to accommodate all needs and requests.

Normally we’d be camping on First Tracks, but due to COVID-19 concerns, you’ll be sleeping in your cozy dorm room!

Denver is the Mile-High City, and we will be leaving it and heading into the mountains, at an even higher altitude. At this high of an altitude, the sun shines very directly and harshly - sunscreen is an absolute necessity. Additionally, it is easy to become dehydrated so you need to be careful to drink a lot of water. Some people can feel sick when adjusting to a high altitude, but most people who hydrate should feel fine. If you have more questions about this, just contact us!

You should arrive to campus at your assigned arrival time. You’ll check-in for First Tracks and move into your dorm room after, grab some dinner, and then meet your activity group at 7 at our round-up!

Depending on your activity group, you should be back to campus no later than 5pm.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

All withdrawals from the trip must be emailed to

Cancellation Policy:
The following is our refund policy and we strictly adhere to this policy no matter when you register and submit payment. Please make your travel plans to arrive in advance of the course start in order to avoid weather complications, ensuring you are on time on the first day of the course. NO refunds are given due to weather.

Registration is non-transferable. If a student chooses to withdraw from a course:

  • Greater than or equal to 45 days prior to the course start date, Regis University will retain a $35 administrative fee
  • Between 30 and 44 days of the course start, sponsor will retain $125
  • Between 21 and 29 days of the course start, sponsor will retain $225
  • Less than 21 days before course start, sponsor will retain entire tuition
  • After the course has begun, the tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable

If you have questions regarding the payment process or refund policy, please email prior to registering for the course.

  • Should a participant withdraw, the participant is responsible for any airfare cancellation, change fees, or other personal expenses made in preparation for the trip
  • Should a participant violate the Student Code of Conduct, outlined in the Student Handbook, while traveling with the program and should be determined by the program directors that the participant should be sent back, the participant will bear all costs associated with his or her early return. Refunds will not be issued under these circumstances.