Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Info and Refunds

Before you register, inquire about our refund policies, and clarify any questions you have regarding your ability to participate in the activity.


The OP reserves the right to cancel trips or workshops due to low enrollment or inclement weather. Important: update your e-mail, telephone, and mailing address at the time of registration. If your personal contact information is not updated by you at the time of registration the OP assumes no responsibility for notifying participants of trip/workshop cancellations or postponements.

Pre-Trip Meetings are Mandatory

Certain activities require attendance at a pre-trip meeting. Information shared at these meetings is important for your enjoyment and safety in the activity.

Equipment for Activities

Please review your course information sheet to see if you must provide specialized equipment for your course. This information sheet is provided at the time of registration and also available on our website.

How do I register

In person:
 WSU Outdoor Program, Annex 9
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Closed between 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Register on line by filling out the trips registration form. Staff from the OP will contact you to recieve paymnet. 

Fax registration: 801-626-8985

Payment for classes and trips must be made at the time of registration. Cash, check, debit, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. Participants must sign an assumption of risks & liability waiver in order to participate.

When do I have to pay?

For programs and workshops: You must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance of the activity; e.g. if a workshop is on Thursday you must register no later than Wednesday.

For Cooperative Adventure Trips (CAT): You have until the pre-trip meeting until you must pay the required amount for deposit.

By waiting until the last minute to register there is a chance that: there aren’t any available spots left; you will be put on a wait list or the activity may be canceled due to low enrollment.

Activity Rating Scale

To assist you in selecting from our class offerings, we rate our courses on a subjective scale of difficulty. If you have any questions please call us at 801-626-6373 or e-mail:

  • No prior experience necessary; low to moderate physical activity
  • Prior experience in the topic area recommended; moderate to strenuous physical activity
  • Prior knowledge required; strenuous physical activity

What is a Cooperative Adventure Trip (CAT)?

A Cooperative Adventure Trip is four or more individuals working cooperatively for common goals; and sharing expenses, decision-making, and responsibilities as equitably as possible. OP Trip Coordinators provide logistical support only, no authoritative instruction or leadership is provided on CAT trips.

Refund Policies

Program Refund Policy

Full refund for any cancellation due to WRC. 8 weekdays (M-F) prior to activity = full refund minus 10% of cost (minimum $1). Within 7-4 weekdays of activity = 50% refund. Within 3 days or less of activity = No refund.

CAT Refund Policy

Deposit is not charged but held until you confirm your space at pre-trip meeting. If participant cancels after pre-trip meeting no refund of deposit. All costs are shared equally amongst participants. Payments to participants are expected at conclusion of trip if not otherwise stated at pre-trip.