"As the seasons revolved, the year came in which the gods had ordained that he should return home to Ithaca." - Homer, The Odyssey
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, many choosing to live together as upperclassmen.