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Swoop Camp is A GREAT way to start your college experience at the Block U

Recipient of the National Orientation Directors Association Innovative Program Award, Swoop Camp is a once in a lifetime extended orientation program designed to further ease the transition of new students to the University of Utah.

While the purpose of the New Student Orientation is to create a welcoming environment that introduces the many resources and support made available to students that will help them make informed choices and appropriate educational plans during their college career, an extended orientation fosters a sense of community and instills a love for your university, while reinforcing the support and resources provided at New Student Orientation. 

At Swoop Camp, students form connections with their peers, develop intentional leadership skills, share Utah history and traditions, and are provided resources for involvement and success at the U, all while exploring your new backyard! Swoop Camp is designed to complement New Student Orientation and follows seamlessly after a New Student Orientation session.


Regardless of your experience, there is a Swoop Camp for you! Explore the links below for registration information. 
Swoop Camp Adventure
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Swoop Camp Adventure is a true outdoor multisport adventure! Spend four days getting to know other University of Utah students while paddle boarding or kayak, rock-climbing, hiking and more!  

Swoop Camp Backcountry gets you up-close and personal with the great outdoors!  Spend seven days hiking, backpacking and spending quality time in nature before kicking off your on-campus experience.



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Swoop Camp does not fulfill the mandatory orientation requirement for new students.

Last Updated: 9/1/23