Coming to college can be exciting—and a little daunting—which is why we'd like to invite you to spend 4-8 days relaxing, enjoying the outdoors, and getting to know 6-8 other incoming freshman or transfer "trippers" and your 2 or 3 upper class guides. Since the founding of Outdoor Odyssey in 1972, generations of incoming Cornellians have enjoyed new friendships, beautiful scenery, late nights under the stars, gourmet back-country cooking, and sage advice from their guides on Odyssey trips. The most enduring part of the Odyssey experience is undoubtedly the lasting friendships that emerge within a group. Many Odyssey trippers remain friends throughout all four years at Cornell, and many choose to live together as upperclassmen.
"As the seasons revolved, the year came in which the gods had ordained that he should return home to Ithaca." - Homer, The Odyssey