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Things to Know Before You Arrive

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Airport Shuttle Information
You must tell us if you need a shuttle. Take a look at the shuttle pickup schedule below. The Salt Lake City airport is relatively small and easy to navigate. We will be in a Westminster Van and will be at Passenger Pickup #4 at the specified time. To get to the Passenger Pickup Lane, exit the airport after baggage claim, walk outside across to the farthest lane before the parking garage - this is the Passenger Pickup Lane – it’s labeled and you will see large numbers overhead – you want #4.

If your flight arrives between 12:30pm & 1pm – Pickup is at  1:15pm

If your flight arrives between 3:45pm & 4:15pm – Pickup is at  4:30pm

If your flight arrives between 4:45pm & 5:20pm – Pickup is at  5:30pm

If your flight arrives between 5:30pm & 6pm – Pickup is at  6:15pm

If your flight arrives between 7:00pm & 7:30pm – Pickup is at  7:45pm

DON'T WORRY - WE WON'T LEAVE YOU! If your flight is delayed, no worries - you'll just catch the next shuttle. If at all possible, please call us at 801.832.2866 to let us know about delays. If we don't hear from you, we will wait to see you at Passenger Pickup #4. If it takes you a few extra minutes to get your bag, that's ok - we'll wait for ~15 mins after the pickup time if we don't see you. 

You can check into your residence hall from 5pm – 7pm on Sunday August 10th. You must come to the Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center (HWAC) Reception Desk to get your ID card and check in before going to your residence hall. You’re welcome to stay the night in your room get settled as much as you like, but you can only check in from 5pm – 7pm. There is no programming for that evening, so you’re on your own Sunday after you check in. We’ll give you some ideas of things to do in the area and point you in the right direction.

           Outdoor Orientation officially starts at 9am on Monday, August 11th. Please meet us in the Special Events Room of the Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center with all of your trip gear packed and ready to go. Backpackers and Packrafters will do a little re-packing and everyone who is borrowing gear from the program will get what they need at this time. We’ll start the morning off with a light breakfast (provided for you) and an orientation to the trips. All trips will leave campus around noon.

We highly recommend packing a separate small bag with a change of clothes and basic shower supplies and bringing it on the  morning of the 11th. You can then leave the bag in storage in HWAC for a quick shower when you return on the 15th. You will not have the opportunity to return to your residence hall before the BBQ and closing festivities on the afternoon of the 15th, and you will also not have access to shower facilities during your trip.

           Outdoor Orientation officially ends after the BBQ and closing festivities on the afternoon/evening of Friday, August 15th once trips return. Students can then return to their residence halls, see families, and be ready for their first residence hall meetings at 8pm on the evening of the 15th.

Equipment lists can be found online here. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. Please call or e-mail with any questions!