Outdoor Education Leadership Community

Students and faculty in the Outdoor Education and Leadership Community (OELC) create a core community through outdoor exploration. Students recommended for this Living Learning Community:

  • First-year Honors College students
  • Students interested in outdoor leadership, sustainability and preservation
  • Students who want to explore the wilderness spaces and recreation/adventure opportunities in and around the University of Utah
  • Students who want to complete 4 of the required courses for an Honors degree

Course Requirements

Cohort 1

Fall 2014 Spring 2015
HONOR 2300 – Outdoor Recreation & Leadership
first half of the semester, T 2:00-4:00 pm & F 8:00 am–5:00 pm
HONOR 2103 – Intellectual Traditions (IT)
*HONOR 2211 – Writing in Honors
second half of the semester, T 2:00-5:00 pm &  F 9:40-12:40 pm
Recommended: HONOR elective

Cohort 2

Fall 2014 Spring 2015
HONOR 2103 – Intellectual Traditions (IT)
M,W 3:00-4:20 pm
HONOR 2300 – Outdoor Recreation & Leadership
days and times TBD
Recommended: HONOR elective *HONOR 2211 – Writing in Honors
days and times TBD

*Students with qualifying AP scores/IB certificates may not opt out of this requirement. Honors Writing professors strongly recommend that all Honors students take this course.

This Living Learning Community requires students to dedicate the Fridays of the first half of Fall semester or the Fridays of the first half of Spring semester to outdoor activities.  Students who have major class requirements on Fridays will be unable to participate in this community.

Additionally, students are required to meet with Honors College Academic Advisors for Mandatory Freshman Advising.

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Additional Costs (approximate based on last year’s fees)

  • Early Move-in costs – $50
  • River Trip (prior to fall semester) – $450
  • OELC Course fee – $250

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For Honors College housing questions please email honorshousing@utah.edu.