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 past trips!
  • Download the 2018 Collegebound Brochure
  • Collegebound in the News!


Dates for 2018

August 15-22 (The week before orientation)

Registration opens March 1, 2018!

Online Registration & Deposit

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


  • $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 ([email protected] or 320-363-2136) to make alternate arrangements.

Trip Itinerary:

  • Wednesday, August 15, Arrive on campus, move-in, group meeting and dinner
  • Thursday, August 16, Depart to North Shore
  • Friday-Tuesday, August 17-21, Canoe, Rock Climb, Backpack, or Northshore Camp
  • Tuesday, August 21, All groups meet up and camp in Grand Marais for the final night
  • Wednesday, August 22, Return to campus
  • Thursday, August 23, All first-year students move in and orientation begins


A Collegebound video compilation 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).