Backcountry Festival set to hit the trail this February

Backcountry Festival set to hit the trail this February

Posted on January 28, 2022

EOU’s Outdoor Adventure Program will host the 10th Annual Backcountry Festival to raise funds for avalanche prevention.

Picture of eou students paddleboarding on an alpine lake

Taking orientation to the Elkhorns

Posted on August 13, 2020

A small group of incoming students will have the chance to get to know their new backyard next month during East Tracks.

Two women pain pottery at the 2019 Stress Less event.

Strengthening skills to cope with stress 

Posted on February 27, 2020

Learning to stress less is part of every student’s education. A student-led event offers resources and outlets for Mountaineers under pressure.

OAP leads volunteer trip to Lick Creek

Posted on October 7, 2019

Students collaborate with nonprofits to renovate a historic guard station Oct. 12-13.

Wallowa River rafting

Outdoor orientation connects students to region, one another

Posted on July 29, 2019

East Tracks takes incoming students on a five-day excursion through Hell’s Canyon before fall classes start. Registration is open now!

Summer field study connect teens to nature, science and art

Posted on April 25, 2019

Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute, a week-long residential field study, runs June 16-21 and is accepting applications.

backcountry ski race EOBF 2018

Back to the backcountry

Posted on January 18, 2019

The 7th Annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival returns Jan. 25-27.

Avalanche safety

Getting ready for winter in the outdoors

Posted on November 9, 2018

Ski film and avalanche class get students psyched for outdoor sports this winter.

East Tracks 2018

Outdoor orientation

Posted on August 29, 2018

New students at EOU can take their orientation outside with a six-day adventure trip in Hells Canyon Sept. 16-21.

CCSI 2018

Taking education outdoors

Posted on July 12, 2018

Two dozen high school students participated in Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute last month, led by EOU faculty and students.

Oregon Desert Trail

Oregon Desert Trail introduced at EOU

Posted on April 18, 2018

Oregon’s newest long-distance hike, the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, will be on display April 25.

EOU Fieldhouse rendering1

EOU secures $9M for new Fieldhouse

Posted on March 8, 2018

When completed, the 66,000-plus square-foot, multi-use indoor facility will be the first new building constructed at the university in nearly 30 years.

EO Backcountry Festival 2018

Backcountry Fest is back

Posted on January 9, 2018

Eastern Oregon’s Backcountry Festival celebrates winter adventure sports with in-town and on-the-slopes activities Jan. 19 to 21.

avalanche safety

Stoke meets safe at EOU

Posted on November 14, 2017

The Outdoor Adventure Program presents an avalanche safety class and a thrilling ski and snowboard film as winter recreation takes off for the season.

Wild Owyhees canyon view

Outdoor program hosts ‘Wild Owyhees’ presentation

Posted on October 16, 2017

Author Bonnie Olin will share stories, photos and film from years in the remote Owyhee canyonlands at 6 p.m., Oct. 20 in Zabel Auditorium.

East Tracks group photo

New students invited to explore outdoor activities

Posted on August 17, 2017

East Tracks offers a four-day outdoor adventure in the Elkhorn Mountains for incoming EOU students.

outdoor class in hiking

Think outside this spring

Posted on March 1, 2017

Classes designed to introduce and immerse participants in the great outdoors are being offered next term. Register now!

Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival

Annual Backcountry Festival

Posted on January 14, 2017

Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival returns for fifth fun-filled weekend celebrating winter recreation, January 20-22.

outdoor class in hiking

Earn credit outdoors

Posted on September 26, 2016

Space is still available to register for several OUT 180 classes offered through EOU’s Outdoor Adventure Program this fall.

East Tracks adventure

East Tracks adventure

Posted on August 12, 2016

New to EOU this fall? Go on an excursion to the wild Elkhorn Mountains of northeast Oregon before classes begin!