Enhance Your Orientation
Wilderness Based Orientation (WBO)
The purpose of WBO is to provide an exciting alternative start of your career at Western State Colorado University. All WBO courses are field-based expeditions where you will have the opportunity to establish your bearings in this time of transition.
Who can attend?
If you are an incoming first year or transfer student, motivated for an adventure in the outdoors and in good health, then WBO is for you! No prior experience is required for the courses, all you need is to be prepared for the challenge.
Note: The WBO courses are offered as supplemental programs to New Student Orientation, not as a substitute.
What types of courses are offered?
There are six course offerings for 2013. The courses are all five days in length and range in location, difficulty and disciplines. All courses are expedition-based with trained, Wilderness First Responder-certified instructors. The courses offered this year are: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Whitewater Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Backpacking, and Multi-Sport Adventure. Learn more at Wilderness Based Orientation (WBO).
What do I need to bring?
You will need to provide your own clothing and basic outdoor gear (i.e. sleeping bag, backpack, boots, etc). All the technical equipment essentials for your course will be provided. For more information and a detailed equipment list, please visit Wilderness Based Orientation (WBO).
How do I sign up?
You may sign up NOW from the Wilderness Based Orientation website. Or, please call the Wilderness Pursuits Office at (970) 943-7051! Remember – all courses are on a first-come, first-served basis, so do not hesitate.
Scholarship options are available for all Wilderness Based Orientation courses. Please view the Scholarship Application at Wilderness Based Orientation (WBO).