OA is an exciting, educationally-based Orientation Adventure program for all incoming students, exposing students to the surrounding southern California landscapes. While the activities of each trip differ, all participants have the opportunity to meet classmates, learn about college life first-hand from student leaders, and discover Southern California's rich recreational opportunities. In recent years the OA program has increased the number of trips with intentional connections to sustainability, work in the community, and educational content. The OA program is a major component of new student orientation, and includes all the logistics and planning aspects for sending out all 400+ first year and transfer students on 32 different trips led by 80+ trained student leaders. Trip leaders are volunteers, and OA provides opportunities for these students to develop and utilize leadership skills. The entire OA program is housed in the OEC.