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Group photo from Collegebound 2016

What Is Collegebound?

  • An Outdoor Orientation Program and learning experience for incoming first year or transfer students to CSB/SJU.
  • Students will either rock climb, canoe, backpack or camp and explore in Northern Minnesota for the week preceding orientation, no experience necessary.
  • An opportunity to learn about yourself and develop skills important to college life.
  • A great way to meet other students, both first years and upperclassmen, before classes start.
  • A good way to make the transition into college.
  • Check out some photos from our 2016 trip!
  • Download the 2017 Collegebound Brochure
  • Collegebound in the News!


Dates for 2017

August 16-23 (The week before orientation)

Registration (online payment) 

Sign up for our email list (to recieve information throughout the year regarding registration and other information)


Trip Itinerary:

  • Wednesday, August 16, Arrive on campus, move-in, group meeting and dinner
  • Thursday, August 17, Depart to North Shore
  • Friday-Tuesday, August 18-22, Canoe, Rock Climb, Backpack, or Northshore Camp
  • Tuesday, August 22, All groups meet up and camp in Grand Marais for the final night
  • Wednesday, August 23, Return to campus
  • Thursday, August 24, All first-year students move in and orientation begins


A Collegebound video compliation of 2016 participant, Joseph Pohle, on the BWCA canoeing trip. 


 CBCanoe CBClimb

CBCamp CBBackPack



Email [email protected] or contact Kyle Rauch ([email protected] or 320-363-2136).