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June 17, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we will not be offering a pre-orientation wilderness program this year. We understand that these programs are a huge part in transitioning to life at Earlham, including college readiness, building connections with current faculty and students, and making lasting friendships. We are committed to finding ways to continue to support and welcome incoming first-year and transfer students to our campus and community and to finding ways to help them explore in the outdoors.

March 20, 2020

In light of COVID-19, Earlham has suspended all college-sponsored travel for the summer term to prioritize the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and the communities we come into contact with along the way.

August Wilderness, our pre-orientation wilderness course with trips to the Uinta Mountains in Utah and Wabakimi Provincial Park in Canada, will not be offered this year.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and hope to be able to offer an alternative wilderness experience for incoming first-year and transfer students pre-orientation. This experience would occur the week before students are due to arrive on campus in a more local region. Announcements concerning pre-orientation wilderness opportunities will be posted here.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.