Collegebound 2015 is currently FULL and registration has closed! We are working on adding additional trips. Sign up for the waitlist!



What Is Collegebound?
  • An optional wilderness learning experience for incoming first year or transfer students to CSB/SJU.
  • Students will either rock climb or canoe 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 past years!
  • Download the 2015 Collegebound Brochure




Dates for 2015 

August 19-26 (The week before orientation.)


Registration for 2015 is currently closed. All Collegebound trips are full at this time. Sign up for the waitlist.

  • $375 (includes a $100 non-refundable deposit)
  • This cost covers trip transportation, food, lodging, gear (if needed), and a memorable experience! This cost does NOT cover personal travel expenses from your home to CSB/SJU.
  • If you are unable to make a credit card payment, contact Kyle Rauch ( or 320-363-2136) to make alternate arrangements.

Currently registered Collegebound students can still make your remaining payment by credit card online.

Trip Itinerary
  • August 19, arrive on campus, move-in, group meeting and dinner
  • August 20, depart to North Shore
  • August 21,-25, Canoe or Rock Climb
  • August 25, all groups meet up and camp in Grand Marais for the final night
  • August 26, return to campus
  • August 27, all first-year students move in and orientation begins

Please e-mail or contact Kyle Rauch ( or 320-363-2136).

Contact Us

Saint John's Outdoor University
Saint John's University
2346 Science Drive
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Main Office:
104 New Science Center

(320) 363-3163
Fax (320) 363-3202

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