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. 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 all undergraduate students.


DISCOVERY Participation Timeline Spring 2018 

Step 1: Attend the INFORMATION SESSION! February 13th, March 14th, or March 15th at 6pm in Flannery Multipurpose Room

Interested in joining us on DISCOVERY? We encourage you to attend ONE of this year's spring information sessions to learn more about this amazing experience.

*Students who would like to participate but did not attend an information session are encouraged to schedule an individual meeting with Ashley Schantz, aschantz@loyola.edu to discuss logistics.  All students must attend a Prep meeting on March 20th or 21st.

Step 2: SIGN UP! February12th

The cost of the trip is $25, but do not worry about payment until after Spring Break. Need-based scholarships are available for students who can't comfortably cover the $25 cost.

To sign-up, please complete the Discovery Registration Form

Registration runs until 4 p.m. on March 19 We can take up to 24 students on DISCOVERY each year.

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

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 12 - 17, 2018)

On DISCOVERY, you'll spend the week backpacking, camping, rock climbing, reflecting on your life, and making some great memories with new friends. When you return to campus on the 17th, you'll have had many exciting adventures to tell your friends back home!

Questions? Contact Jen Cusick, Outdoor Adventure Specialist in Recreational Sports (jacusick@loyola.edu) or Ashley Schantz, Assistant Director of Student Engagement (aschantz@loyola.edu).