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Outdoor Adventure

Snowcaps at the top of a vast mountain range on a sunny day. at the ski slopes

Explore! Challenge yourself! Learn! 

Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of opportunities for the Loyola community to enjoy the great outdoors.

Want to stay up-to-date with Outdoor Adventures, see pictures, and stay current on outdoor-related news?  Like us on Facebook, join us on The Bridge, watch our YouTube videos, or view our trip calendar. For more information about Outdoor Adventures, call 410-617-2270 or email

Three students strapped in with chalk bags climbing different routes of the outdoor climbing wall

Climbing Wall

The climbing wall is located on the first floor of the Fitness and Aquatics Center, is for all levels of climbers, from beginners to advanced, and offers a yearly climbing competition.

Learn About the Climbing Wall
Large group posing in front of very snowy mountains on a ski trip

Outdoor Adventure Experience Trips

Our outdoor adventure trip program is for all Loyola students and employees. Learn a new skill, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors! Find out how to become one of our undergraduate volunteer trip leaders.

Learn About Our Trips
Student in a helmet climbing up an outdoor wall of rock while a student spots him from the ground

Outdoor Adventure Pre-Fall Program

A week-long adventure for incoming First-Year students, designed to ease the transition to college. It is offered every August just prior to the start of Fall Welcome Weekend.

Explore Our Pre-Fall Program
Three students smiling and posing in their OAE office while using a map to plan out a trip


This is the place for anyone who wants to sign up for a trip, read a book from our library, or rent basic camping equipment.

Explore Basecamp
Group of students in waterproof jumpsuits and life jackets, looking out onto the water as they discuss their kayak trip

A Student's Experience With Pre-Fall and OAE

Katie Benoit, '20, shares her experience with the Pre-Fall program and subsequent OAE trips, and how she discovered that there's something for everyone in the outdoors.

Read Her Story About OAE