Tufts Wilderness Orientation (T.W.O.) is a five-day,
student-led experience for incoming Jumbos the week
before school starts. Each year, over 260 students
arrive at Tufts in late August to embark on backpacking,
canoeing, hybrid, and trail crew trips. T.W.O. provides
incoming students with a unique opportunity to
experience the great outdoors while creating lasting
bonds with upperclassmen leaders and with each other.
All trips are designed for
beginners, so men and women with ranging outdoor
backgrounds are encouraged to register. Since trips
require full days of physical activity, a healthy level
of fitness is expected.
Groups are made up of eight
incoming students and two student leaders, who have been
trained in both wilderness skills and emergency medical
training. Trips are completely self-sufficient for the
duration of the trip. Groups carry all of their own food
and equipment, do all their own cooking, and have
minimal frontcountry contact. Trips explore the
wilderness of New Hampshire, Maine, or Vermont.
T.W.O. trips offer you the
opportunity to experience the view from a rocky
mountaintop, paddle through a pristine lake, and gaze at
the stars in a clear night sky. There is no better way
to start off your college career!
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