Corps of Discovery 


Nathan Reiff

Corps of Discovery Coordinator

University of Providence’s Freshman Experience

Corps of Discovery isn’t a typical first-year student experience. New students 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. Students can volunteer with service projects and participate in retreat weekends to connect with values and faith, as well. They push their limits and become more aware of who they are and who they want to be.

Past Activities

  • Missouri River Float Trip
  • Glacier National Park Retreat
  • New Student Dinners
  • Sluice Boxes Hike
  • Ice Climbing Retreat
  • Murder Mystery Party
  • Skiing and Snowboarding Trip
  • Yellowstone Retreat
  • Paintball
  • Pool Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Symphony Night
  • Museum Night

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


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