Gonzaga Out Of Bounds - Montana

GOOB Montana

August 18-22, 2024

GOOB is a fun and exciting extended orientation trip for 50 incoming first year students. GOOB is a fantastic opportunity to bond with other incoming first year students in the outdoors and meet our fun-loving student Trip Leaders who run GOOB. On Saturday August 19, 2023 we meet at Gonzaga and load a bus to spend four nights camping in a beautiful part of western Montana

Each day, the students break into three groups to embark on a full day excursion with student Trip Leaders. One day is spent rafting down class II and III rapids in the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River, led by raft guide certified Trip Leaders. Another day is spent biking on the beautiful and historic Trail of the Hiawatha at Lookout Pass. This trail is not technical; however, it incorporates some challenges with a long (although not steep) climb at the end. The trail is well worth the challenge though as it offers beautiful views of the Bitterroot Mountains, scenic waterfalls and several old railroad tunnels to bike through. The third day is a scenic hike to gorgeous Heart Lake located on the Montana/Idaho border. Although there are 3 different groups for the day trips, we regroup at basecamp each evening to enjoy a dinner prepared by student leaders.

After dinner each night, activities are focused on fun, community, and preparation for life at Gonzaga. This is a great bonding experience for the incoming students and an opportunity for them to meet and build connections with upper division students.

Registration and Cost:

Open: Friday, June 21, 2024 at 6 p.m. PST

Registration for all optional, fee-based programs is on a first-come, first served basis. 

GOOB Montana Registration is open to all first year students enrolled in any summer orientation session. We will return to campus in time for participants to attend the last, Pre-Welcome Weekend, Orientation Session.

Cost: $525


We don't want cost to be a barrier to this experience. This trip is 1887 code eligible and half-scholarships scholarships are also available First-come-first-served. For students 1887 code eligible a separate registration link will be emailed to you with more details.  Please email carawayh@gonzaga.edufor more information about scholarships.

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