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Saturday, February 3

Mountain Shuttle

Day: February 3 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Join Puget Sound Outdoors on a trip to the snow! We alternate every week between Summit and Crystal Mountain. The mountain shuttle departs every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and returns to campus around 6 p.m. The shuttle costs $5 for the round trip.

Visit the Expeditionary and reserve your spot for your weekend adventure!​

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Film: "Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey"

Day: February 3 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Fred Beckey was the original American “Dirtbag” climber, whose name has evoked mystery, adulation, and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road. Join us for this screening of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, co-hosted by The Mountaineers, UPS Outdoor Programs, and Edgeworks Climbing.

Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Available online and in person at Edgeworks; Student tickets are $7 at the Expeditionary for the first…

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Wednesday, February 7

Waxy Wednesdays

Day: February 7 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Expeditionary, Bike Shop

Wax your skis or snowboard and hang out with fun people at the BIKE SHOP!

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Thursday, February 8
Campus Only

Info Session: Puget Sound Outdoors Spring Break Trip

Day: February 8 Time: All Day Location: Howarth Hall, Room 212

Dreaming of a sweet sunny escape? We are too! 

Join Puget Sound Outdoors on a spring break trip! This is your chance to meet new folks, soak up some sun, and travel to a stunning outdoor location. PSO supports a variety of spring break adventures every year. Our trips take us to varied locations and seek to encompass every type of skills set. Currently, we are planning a trip to Death Valley to commune with the cacti and on to the stunning California coast. If you want to know more about trip costs…

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Saturday, February 10

Mountain Shuttle

Day: February 10 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Join Puget Sound Outdoors on a trip to the snow! We alternate every week between Summit and Crystal Mountain. The mountain shuttle departs every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and returns to campus around 6 p.m. The shuttle costs $5 for the round trip.

Visit the Expeditionary and reserve your spot for your weekend adventure!​

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Wednesday, February 14

Waxy Wednesdays

Day: February 14 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Expeditionary

Wax your skis or snowboard and hang out with fun people at the BIKE SHOP!

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Thursday, February 15
Saturday, February 17

Mountain Shuttle

Day: February 17 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Join Puget Sound Outdoors on a trip to the snow! We alternate every week between Summit and Crystal Mountain. The mountain shuttle departs every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and returns to campus around 6 p.m. The shuttle costs $5 for the round trip.

Visit the Expeditionary and reserve your spot for your weekend adventure!​

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Saturday, February 24

Cross Country Skiing

Day: February 24 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Have you ever wanted to ski, but felt the vertical slopes were a little too daunting? Come shred some gnar with Lauren and Patrick while we do an epic cross-country tour of Crystal Springs. No experience necessary for this fun day of introductory cross country skiing, hot cocoa, and smiles!

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Mountain Shuttle

Day: February 24 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Join Puget Sound Outdoors on a trip to the snow! We alternate every week between Summit and Crystal Mountain. The mountain shuttle departs every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and returns to campus around 6 p.m. The shuttle costs $5 for the round trip.

Visit the Expeditionary and reserve your spot for your weekend adventure!​

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Saturday, March 3

Mountain Shuttle

Day: March 3 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Join Puget Sound Outdoors on a trip to the snow! We alternate every week between Summit and Crystal Mountain. The mountain shuttle departs every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and returns to campus around 6 p.m. The shuttle costs $5 for the round trip.

Visit the Expeditionary and reserve your spot for your weekend adventure!​

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Tuesday, March 27

Rock Climbing Instructor Course

Day: March 27 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Expeditionary

Are you interested in introducing Puget Sound students to rock climbing or leading rock climbing trips with PSO? Do you have outdoor experience leading sport climbs, lead-belaying, setting up and cleaning sport anchors, and rappelling? Do you now or will you soon have a wilderness medical training? Join Puget Sound Outdoors for this Rock Climbing Instructor Course.

Apply by Wednesday, March 7. If you have questions, please contact climbing@pugetsound.edu.

Classroom sessions occur weekly from 7…

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Saturday, April 7

Swift Water Training

Day: April 7-8 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

For kayakers, by kayakers!

This two-day River Rescue Certification (RRC) course, April 7–8, is a hands-on, scenario-based rescue course designed specifically for whitewater boaters: kayakers, rafters, cat boaters, SUP paddlers, river boarders, and canoers. Students will receive internationally recognized certification through Sierra Rescue International.

This course costs $275. Sign up at the Expeditionary.

Sponsored by the Kayak Club and Puget Sound Outdoors.

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Sunday, April 8

Swift Water Training

Day: April 8 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

For kayakers, by kayakers!

This two-day River Rescue Certification (RRC) course, April 7–8, is a hands-on, scenario-based rescue course designed specifically for whitewater boaters: kayakers, rafters, cat boaters, SUP paddlers, river boarders, and canoers. Students will receive internationally recognized certification through Sierra Rescue International.

This course costs $275. Sign up at the Expeditionary.

Sponsored by the Kayak Club and Puget Sound Outdoors.

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First Aid and CPR

Day: April 8 Time: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: Expeditionary

Come learn some first aid with us! Cost is $20 for orientation leaders; $40 for students and staff members.

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Wednesday, April 11

Bike Expo

Day: April 11 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Expeditionary, The Bike Shop

Get tips from faculty members while enjoying free pizza!

 

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Tuesday, April 17

Sustainability Expo

Day: April 17 Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Marshall Hall

This expo will showcase the diverse array of efforts on campus that support sustainability, with participants ranging from campus administrative and academic departments to student-run clubs and projects. There'll be free stickers, tours of the Diner back-of-house, free re-usable metal straws and sporks, specimens from the Slater Museum, a clothing swap table, and a ton of information about the amazing things happening on campus you can utilize that you had no idea about!

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Wednesday, April 18

Workshop: "Voluntourism and White Saviorship"

Day: April 18 Time: 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 101

Katie Hart '18 will present this workshop and presentation based on her senior thesis. Join us to think critically about white identity and international volunteering programs, including both short-stay volunteer programs and long-term development programs such as the Peace Corp and other similar organizations.

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Friday, April 20
Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Bike Ride to Ice Cream Social

Day: April 22 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Expeditionary, The Bike Shop

Bike to frozen treats! Meet at The Bike Shop, located behind The Expy, in the alley behind 1506 N. Alder Street.

For more information, contact 253.879.3403.

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Saturday, April 28

Annual City of Tacoma Bike Swap

Day: April 28 Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Parking Lot (Lot 4)

The Tacoma Bike Swap is the largest bicycle-related event in the South Sound region. Community members will gather to buy, sell, and trade new and used bicycles, along with accessories like helmets, bells, and trailers. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and bicycling experts will be on hand to answer questions about bike equipment, maintenance, routes, and safety.…

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Monday, May 21

Wilderness First Aid

Day: May 21 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

This is a three day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course. Most WFA courses are two days and leave little time for scenarios. The three-day course offers more time for scenarios, which leads to improved skills and better retention. Also wilderness CPR is included in the cost. Cost: $225 early; $275 at the door. Sign up at the Expeditionary!

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Wilderness First Responder Course

Day: May 21 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

This nine-day course is an extensive training for backcountry first aid skills.

Cost: $550 for Puget Sound students; $650 general.

Learn more at the Expeditionary.

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Thursday, May 31

19th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Section of the American Physical Society

Day: May 31 Time: 4 p.m.–4 p.m.

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 53,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

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Wednesday, August 29

SoAn Barbecue

Day: August 29 Time: 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Location: Jones Hall, Sutton Plaza (the grassy area by the fountain in Jones Circle)

SoAn majors, minors, alumni, and those who are just a little SoAn curious, please join us for a barbecue on the Jones Circle lawn during the first common hour of the semester! The Department of Sociology and Anthropology faculty would like to welcome you back to campus, chat and reconnect, and wish you all the best for the coming year. There will be tasty and free food with…

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Thursday, August 30

Bike Shop Open Hours

Day: August 30 Time: 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Location: Bike Shop

The Bike Shop will be open for the semester on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come by to get your bike fixed with free labor and used parts, as well as reduced prices for new parts.

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Sunday, September 16

Walk to End Alzheimer's: Volunteers and Walkers Needed

Day: September 16 Time: 12 p.m. Location: Todd Field

Join Team Puget Sound in the Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Volunteer slots are available from from 8 a.m.–3 p.m., coordinated with the Alzheimer's Association. Volunteers will help with setup, registration, and overall event coordination. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dave Wright at dwright@pugetsound.edu by Monday, Sept. 10.

There are also open slots to join in the walk! Registration is from 11 a.m.–noon on Todd Field on Sept. 16. The walk is from noon until you finish. You can pre-register…

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Wednesday, October 3
Campus Only

Wilderness Adventures Summer Employment Visit

Day: October 3 Time: 12 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Room 271

Come learn about about employment opportunities at Wilderness Adventures, outdoor adventure trips for students.

Wilderness Adventures hires primarily 21-year-old leaders for outdoor programs with youth ages 11–21. They have backpacking, front-country and a few international trips. They are looking for outdoor leadership and backpacking skills. Other outdoor skills areas are…

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Wednesday, October 10

Climbing Club at Edgeworks

Day: October 10 Time: 8 p.m.–10 p.m. Location: Edgeworks Climbing Gym, 6102 N 9th St #200, Tacoma, WA 98406

Meet at Outhaus to catch a ride to Edgeworks at 7:45 p.m. or join us there!

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Thursday, October 11

Kayak Pool Sessions

Day: October 11 Time: 8 p.m.–10 p.m. Location: Athletics & Aquatics Center

Practice kayak skills and hang out with cool people! No experience required. Contact expy@pugetsound.edu for more information.

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Saturday, October 13

Mount Saint Helens Backpacking Trip

Day: October 13 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Fed up with juggling essays, tests, and your social life? Imagine this instead: you are walking along a ridge line with a majestic snowcapped mountain to your right and sweeping valley views to your left. The wind tussles your hair as you pause to take it all in. If only this were not a dream. You breathe in the fresh mountain air and realize that this is not a dream at all, but your future. You will be here on a mountain top.

Contact expy@pugetsound.edu for more information about Anna and Jordan…

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Smith Rock Climbing

Day: October 13 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Join PSO climbing coordinators Ella and Kumar for an awesome long weekend of climbing in the birthplace of American sport climbing, Smith Rock State Park. We’ll enjoy some relaxing fall camping in the Oregon high desert, cook yummy food, and best of all, romp up the joyous buckets of the Morning Glory Wall! If you have previous experience climbing indoors at the 5.9–5.10 level and want to get outside, this trip will be perfect for you!

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Goat Rock Backpacking Trip

Day: October 13 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Hey you! Do you wanna bag a peak? See a lake? Hike through a snow flat while you’re at it? All in three days? Join Addy and Sarah on a three–day, two–night backpacking trip in the Goat Rocks Wilderness for some fun times, Oct. 13–15. Previous experience preferred but this is not a strenuous trip.

Contact expy@pugetsound.edu for more information.

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Monday, October 22

Kayak Pool Sessions

Day: October 22 Time: 8 p.m.–10 p.m. Location: Athletics & Aquatics Center

Practice kayak skills and hang out with cool people! No experience required. Contact expy@pugetsound.edu for more information.

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Saturday, October 27

Raging River Bike Trip

Day: October 27 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Want to take your shredding to the next level? Want to shred some gnar and have a good time? Join the Bike Shop for a trip to Raging River! This is a mountain biking trip aimed at those with at least some previous mountain biking experience. Participants should be ready and willing to participate in physically challenging activity and ride intermediate to advanced trails. Expect to do some climbing and some descending, and to ride about 10–15 miles of shreddy mountain bike trails! Everything you…

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Saturday, November 3

Climbing at Vantage

Day: November 3 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

Do you like climbing? Do you like rocks? Do you like being outside? Then you should join us for a day of climbing in the sun in Vantage, WA! This trip is perfect for you if you enjoy climbing, have climbed in the gym at the 5.6–5.9 level, know how to belay, and would like to get outside! We will be leaving at 7:30 a.m. and returning at 6 p.m. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Monday, November 26

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Day: November 26 Time: All Day Location: Rialto Theatre, 310 S 9th St., Tacoma, WA 98402

Join Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) and the Mountaineers of Tacoma for the World Tour of the Banff Film Festival. 

Each year we cosponsor this event to bring two nights of films from the festival to Tacoma. We decide on the films to bring, and have expanded from one to two nights to bring a wider variety of films.

The film festival proceeds help to subsidize leadership opportunities through PSO and programs at the Mountaineers Tacoma branch.

Find out more and get your tickets!

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Monday, December 10

Winter Break Equipment Rental

Day: December 10-13 Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Expeditionary, 1408 N. Alder Street

Take snowshoes home for break! The Expeditionary will rent out equipment for Winter Break for the price of two weekend rentals. We have snowshoes, cross country ski packages, and more. Discounted ski tickets for Crystal and the Summit areas will be available in January.

The Expeditionary is open Monday–Thursday of finals week from 3–5 p.m.

For more information, contact The Expeditionary at expy@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3403.

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Tuesday, December 11

Winter Break Equipment Rental

Day: December 11-13 Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Expeditionary, 1408 N. Alder Street

Take snowshoes home for break! The Expeditionary will rent out equipment for Winter Break for the price of two weekend rentals. We have snowshoes, cross country ski packages, and more. Discounted ski tickets for Crystal and the Summit areas will be available in January.

The Expeditionary is open Monday–Thursday of finals week from 3–5 p.m.

For more information, contact The Expeditionary at expy@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3403.

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Wednesday, December 12

Winter Break Equipment Rental

Day: December 12-13 Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Expeditionary, 1408 N. Alder Street

Take snowshoes home for break! The Expeditionary will rent out equipment for Winter Break for the price of two weekend rentals. We have snowshoes, cross country ski packages, and more. Discounted ski tickets for Crystal and the Summit areas will be available in January.

The Expeditionary is open Monday–Thursday of finals week from 3–5 p.m.

For more information, contact The Expeditionary at expy@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3403.

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Thursday, December 13

Winter Break Equipment Rental

Day: December 13 Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Expeditionary, 1408 N. Alder Street

Take snowshoes home for break! The Expeditionary will rent out equipment for Winter Break for the price of two weekend rentals. We have snowshoes, cross country ski packages, and more. Discounted ski tickets for Crystal and the Summit areas will be available in January.

The Expeditionary is open Monday–Thursday of finals week from 3–5 p.m.

For more information, contact The Expeditionary at expy@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3403.

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