Adventure Education in Schiff Hall

Residence Life offers the opportunity for first-year students to live in a specially-designed Adventure Education community in Schiff Hall. The Adventure Education community provides residents the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities and to live with a close-knit community of others.

Adventure education uses outdoor experiences as a forum for teaching important skills and abilities applicable to all aspects of life at the university and beyond. In the past, outdoor experiences have included backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, sea kayaking and cross-country skiing. As part of the university's co-curriculum, Adventure Education supports growth in integrity, leadership, social awareness and appreciation of diverse ways of knowing and being. Residents of the Adventure Education community in Schiff have the opportunity to work collaboratively with Puget Sound Outdoors and the Residence Hall Association for the community to organize activities and excursions that are of interest to the community. As a resident of the Adventure Education community in Schiff, you have opportunities to:

  • broaden your capabilities,
  • develop your outdoor leadership, decision-making and technical skills, and
  • enhance your understanding of the relationship between people and nature.

Students selected to live in the Adventure Education community in Schiff possess the desire to enjoy and learn from outdoor experiences. Prior experience with outdoor activities is not required. Incoming students wishing to apply for the Adventure Education community should indicate their interest on their Housing Application available in the myPugetSound portal