Loyola University Maryland

Student Engagement


Collage of students, on a dock in front of a sunset and walking on a forest trail

The office of student engagement and the Department of Recreational Sports - Outdoor Adventure Experience present DISCOVERY, week-long outdoor adventure of backpacking, reflection, and camping in Shenandoah National Park. DISCOVERY will challenge you to seek your personal direction through experiential learning, discussion, adventure programming, and reflection. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, DISCOVERY is open to students of all class years.

DISCOVERY Participation Timeline Spring 2016 

Step 1: Attend the INFO SESSION on February 9! 

Interested in joining us on DISCOVERY? We encourage you to attend this year's spring info session to learn more about this amazing experience. The Discovery Info Session, featuring a panel of past DISCOVERY participants who will share their pictures and stories, will be taking place in Hopkins Court Lounge on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7 p.m. 

    Step 2: SIGN UP by February 26!

    You can sign up in the office of student engagement in Seton Court 4508A or at Base Camp on the second floor of the FAC. We will take the first 20 students to sign up. The cost to come on DISCOVERY is $25 and for simplicity, we only accept Evergreen for payment. Financial assistance is available for any students for whom the registration fee is a burden: please check the appropriate box on your application.

    Step 3: Attend 1-2 PREP MEETINGS and Get to Know Your Fellow Explorers

    You'll be asked to attend one to two group meetings in the spring prior to the trip. We'll be giving out useful information about what you'll be doing on DISCOVERY, where you'll be going, what to pack, and how best to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You'll also get to spend some quality time with your fellow DISCOVERY participants to get to know them!

    Step 4: DISCOVERY Trip (May 14 - 19, 2016)

    On DISCOVERY, you'll spend the week backpacking, camping, reflecting on your life, and making some great memories with new friends. When you return to campus on the 19th, you'll have had many exciting adventures to tell your friends back home!