The Sewanee Outing Program (SOP) gives students the chance to explore Sewanee’s 13,000英亩的校园, the surrounding region, and wilderness areas across the United States.

SOP旅行, students have fun and are afforded the opportunity to learn valuable leadership and technical skills while gaining a greater appreciation for the natural world around them. We'd love for you to join us on an upcoming trip!


上片 offers incoming students the opportunity to get to know Sewanee in a unique and exciting atmosphere. While familiarizing themselves with the 13,000英亩的域, students meet other first-year, 转移, and upperclass students in an environment that creates trust and establishes new friendships.


These trips are a great way for students to experience the outdoors, increase their outdoor skills, and gain firsthand knowledge of what it takes to lead a trip. Most of the SOP day trips are on the Domain. Activities include rock climbing, 抱石, 划独木舟, 小道跑步, 屈服, 徒步旅行, 徒步旅行, 山地自行车, 和骑自行车.

Extended Off-Campus Trips

The SOP offers extended break trips across the country. These popular outings include 划独木舟 on the Rio Grande, 徒步旅行 in the Smokies, and winter mountaineering in Colorado, 等.


Our 95+ student trip leaders are the backbone of the SOP. Students become trip leaders by going on our outings, 老板的帮助, and completing Wilderness Advanced First 援助 training. Being a trip leader takes a lot of responsibility, but it is a terrific way to share your interests with other students.


The Domain is home to an extensive network of 徒步旅行 trails! The signature Perimeter Trail is a 20-mile loop that circles much of the Domain and provides a 徒步旅行 experience unparalleled anywhere else in the region. With 13,000 acres, there's plenty to choose from!


Sewanee students not only enjoy access to extensive sport climbing and 抱石 just out their back door; with help from the SOP, they also can take their climbing skills across the country!


With miles of passageway under the Domain, Sewanee is an unparalleled place to explore the underground world! Brand-new as well as seasoned cavers can join the SOP for weekly adventures.


Thanks to its avid cycling community, extensive trail network, and immediate proximity to idyllic road riding, Sewanee has something for cyclists of all stripes.


The SOP provides gear for most weekly outings and extended trips. Checking out equipment is free for students. SOP inventory includes, but is not limited to, 睡袋, 帐篷, 背包, 炉灶, climbing equipment, 急救用品‌, and 抱石 pads.


The SOP bike shop is student-run and focuses on basic repairs such as replacing tubes, 快速调整, and chain lubrication. It is located right on campus for your convenience. For more major maintenance jobs, Woody's Bikes is right downtown.


Not all of the SOP's trips call for adventuring deep into the heart of the Domain;  the lovely Manigault Park Frisbee golf course's proximity to central campus makes it easy to pop over for an impromptu game with friends!


Sewanee outing program
931.598.1214 | Wellness Commons

SOP Adventures Hither and Yon

The Sewanee Outing Program (SOP)

SOP旅行, students learn valuable leadership and technical skills while gaining a greater appreciation for the natural world.

see you out on the Trails!