OP Trip Guidelines

OP Trip Guidelines2023-08-17T14:19:11-04:00

Current Policies

All participants in adventure trips coordinated and led by the FSU Outdoor Pursuits program are subject to the following policies and procedures.

Policies are effective August 1, 2022.

How to Register2024-02-28T14:57:48-05:00

Current FSU students can register immediately by signing into Rec Connect with their FSU login. Go to Programs, then select the Outdoor Pursuits category to show the list of OP trips. Once you login to Rec Connect (upper right of screen), students will see pricing with each trip. You can sign-up and pay immediately in Rec Connect.

Payment is due at registration. Cash, check payable to FSU, or credit/debit card are accepted at the Leach Center Front Desk for in-person registrations.

No Drugs, Alcohol, or Firearms2023-04-22T23:01:54-04:00

Drugs, alcohol, and firearms are prohibited on all Outdoor Pursuits trips and programs.

Alcohol, drugs and firearms can make the backcountry into a very dangerous place. You put not only yourself at risk, but also other trip participants and leaders. Participants will be required to sign a Drug and Alcohol Policy Consent Form upon trip registration.


Transportation is provided by FSU Campus Rec for participants. Participants will find out where to meet in the pre-trip meeting.

Canceling Your Registration2023-08-17T14:18:25-04:00

Refund Policy for FSU Outdoor Pursuits Trips/Clinics 
Trip times and itineraries are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen circumstances, or risk management/logistical decisions from the Outdoor Pursuits program staff.

Full refunds will be issued in the event of the following circumstances:

  • Trip cancellation deemed necessary by program staff
  • By request due to a major change to the trip itinerary communicated by a trip leader (i.e. trip location change, variation from activities advertised)

All other refund requests are charged a $15 processing fee. Trips or clinics costing less than $15 are not eligible for refunds.  Refund requests must be received in advance of the trip or clinic to receive a partial refund (see chart below). Please submit inquiries and requests to outdoorpursuits@fsu.edu.

Refund AmountDay TripOvernight TripExtended Trip
100% RefundRequested more than 2 weeks prior to trip dateRequested more than 3 weeks prior to trip dateRequested more than 1 month prior to trip date
50% RefundNot AvailableRequested more than 2 weeks prior to trip dateRequested more than 3 weeks prior to trip date
20% RefundNot AvailableRequested more than 5 days prior to trip dateRequested more than 2 weeks prior to trip date
No RefundRequested less than 2 weeks prior to trip dateRequested 5 or less days prior to trip dateRequested less than 2 weeks prior to trip date

No Show Policy for FSU Outdoor Pursuits Trips/Clinics 
Excessive no-shows for trips or clinics will result in suspension of registration privileges, with a minimum suspension of 1 semester.

Pre-Trip Meetings2023-04-22T23:05:15-04:00

For most trips, we hold a short pre-trip meeting to cover everything that will happen on your adventure trip. It gives us a chance to meet the group and go over expectations. And, it gives you the opportunity to get involved with some of the planning and ask questions. You are required to attend the pre-trip meeting. Meal planning, equipment fitting and other timely information is covered, so don’t miss it.

Other Disclaimers2023-04-22T23:05:50-04:00

All staff is trained in First Aid and CPR. The cost of any rescue or treatment beyond first aid will be borne by the participant.

Outdoor Pursuits is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal equipment.

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