Register- Types of Trips

Please see our home page for information about the modified version of FOOT for 2020. 

Click HERE to register for FOOT 2020! (link to come soon)


In 2019, FOOT will offer both 6-day trips and 4-day trips.

Our 6-day trips take place from August 21-27 and are in the New York’s Catskill Mountains, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Berkshires in Massachusetts. These regions are all a several hours drive north or northwest from New Haven. 

Participants need to arrive at Yale on Friday, August 21, around noon where they will meet their leaders and other members of their hiking group. They will be housed and fed for one night on campus, and then, early the next morning, they will travel by bus to their hiking trail. Participants will return to Yale on Thursday, August 27, in time for the campus orientation.

We also offer 4-day trips August 23-27 in southern Vermont, and on the Appalachian Trail in New York, Connecticut and western Massachusetts. You need to arrive in New Haven the afternoon of Sunday, August 23, around 1:00 PM. They will also return to Yale on Thursday, August 27.

Registration is open until July 1st. More information about the trip will be emailed in June/early July.

(Scroll down, and click to register on the Pre-Orientation Programs Portal!)

* A requirement for participating is that you must submit a detailed medical form. Download this form (link to come) from our webpage and fill it in right away. It is due to us no later than JULY 15.

It may be necessary for a first-year to drop out of the program after signing up.  This does create logistical problems for us, so there will be an administration fee if you drop out after August 1. If you drop out two weeks prior to the trips, you might be fully charged. 

If for some reason you cannot participate on FOOT, let us know immediately by emailing the summer coordinators at