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Corps of Discovery

UP’s Freshman Experience

Corps of Discovery isn’t a typical first-year student experience.

Students will explore Montana while getting to know classmates and building friendships that will support them throughout college and life. Students meet in the classroom for one hour a week and then meet up outside the classroom on evenings and weekends. That’s when the fun begins. Hiking, rafting, skiing – these are just a few of the activities students get to experience. There’s also a wide range of cultural attractions in and around Great Falls. Student can volunteer with service projects and participate in retreat weekends to connect with values and faith, as well. As you push your limits, you’ll become more aware of who you are and who you want to be.

The Corps of Discovery helps all different kinds of students get in touch with their inner courage here in Big Sky Country.

Past Activities

University of Providence students riding a ski lift

Missouri River Float Trip, Glacier National Park Retreat, New Student Dinners, Sluice Boxes Hike, and Ice Climbing Retreat.

Students posing with their paintball guns

Murder Mystery Party, Skiing and Snowboarding Trip, Yellowstone Retreat, Paintball, Pool Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Symphony Night, and Museum Night.

13 Average Number of Students Per Class

40 Corps of Discovery Activities

10 Activity Hours Logged