Stouffer Outdoors

You will get wet on this ride! You'll also make great friends, have fun, meet new people, and have fun (did we say that already?).

Stouffer's traditional, Stouffer Outdoors, will be Monday, August 23 leaving at 10am and returning by 4pm, although participants will need to move in on Sunday, August 22 in order to attend an orientation meeting that evening and to be ready for an early departure on Monday morning. First-year students are highly encouraged to attend and will be back to campus in plenty of time for all of the NSO activities.

Outdoors will include a shared meal, opportunity for canoeing, and a chance to get to know your neighbors better. While the House is subsidizing a great deal of the cost of the experience, we are asking that each student who attends pay a $100 fee in order to reserve a place and help cover the costs. If the fee would cause too much of a financial burden for you, please contact about the possibility of removing this barrier to participation.

Registration is first come, first served, and for 1st year students only (click here to register). If your spot has been reserved and confirmed (you have received an email notification from the House Director or House Coordinator), please see payment options:

Pay the $100 fee. Checks can be made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. The fee should be sent to:

Stouffer College House Outdoors
3702 Spruce St. MB 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Bring $100 cash with you to move-in on August 22nd, and it will be collected by the House Director upon arrival.
 See you there!


To Bring
* Denotes very important items

Poncho or rain coat
Favorite snack
Medical Insurance Card*
Sandals or shoes that stay securely on your feet (water shoes highly suggested, no flip flops!)*
Insect repellent
Water bottle*
Change of dry clothes 

***Check the weather before you pack!!! It has rained in the past and getting stuck with wet socks is a bummer.***

If you have any questions about what to bring, please feel free to contact the House Office at 215.573.8473 or email us at