2019 Trips Run August 16 - 21*

Wild Eagles is an adventure program for incoming freshmen and transfer students (trips are separate). The goals of the program are to foster community, connectedness, and personal growth in a fun wilderness environment. Students will be part of a group and will have the chance to form friendships and join a community before starting classes.

We have found that one of the best predictors of success in college is the ability to connect with others and form a community. Small groups are key to this process. Our groups are typically 6-8 freshmen and 2-3 upperclass students. While building community is important, Wild Eagles is FUN! Paddling through rapids, scaling craggy cliffs, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of nature with a group of like-minded students is one of the best chances you will have to unplug and get away from it all. All of our trips are designed for beginners, as well as avid adventurers. These trips are designed to be fun, yet challenging.


August 16: All Wild Eagles participants move into their dorms and meet at the Margot Connell Recreation Center at 2 pm. There we get everyone checked in, gear sorted out, get to know each other, and do some initial training. You will have dinner with your group and then head to bed for an early departure the next day.

August 17 – August 21: You will be out on your adventure! While each adventure is different, they are all designed to help you explore New England, stretch your boundaries, and make you a part of a great community of people. How many freshmen have 7-8 close friends on the first day of school? How many freshmen have multiple upper-class students that they can get advice from?

August 21: All Wild Eagles trips will return to campus in the afternoon. After your gear is cleaned up and put away you will say goodbye to your crew and go back to your residence hall to get ready for the great adventure that is Boston College!

*Note: The Transfer Student trip will run on July 18 - 21

I wanted authentic, laid back, fun, adventurous friends. I found those people in Wild Eagles.


Participants must sign up two weeks prior to the trip they plan to attend. 

Refund requests must be submitted three weeks prior to the trip. All refunds will be subject to a 20% processing fee.

students in the woods

Why join?

Wild Eagles gives new students the opportunity to curb nerves about making new friends and form unique bonds that they can take into the first year at BC and beyond. Our trips help you get to know two or more upperclassmen who can provide insights on what to expect at Boston College.