Frequently Asked Questions


How do I join a trip?

Being a member of the Club grants you access to our mailing list, which lets you know of upcoming events. Joining one is simple: reply to the event email sent out by the organizer, and they do the rest and keep you up to date.

How do I organize a trip or event?

Any member can organize a trip or event! As a UTOCer you can access the listserv and send out an email about your next outdoor adventure. If you need any help, contact the exec team by dropping by the office, send us an email, or come out to our next pub night.

What if i'm only interested in one type of activity?

You should email one our committees (see our executives pages to get in touch) and relay your interest to them. They can help you plan an event, tell you what trips are coming up, and if you're really keen, you can join the committee to help with future plans!

I cant access the google group? (Members)

The google groups system is provided as an email list-serv only. You are not missing out by not accessing the group and you will still get all the trip emails! We just use this system as it allows members to email in trips to send out to the group easily.

What does Membership Include?

You are added to our mailing list of trips! You also get discounted gear rental (about 20% off our already low rates) and discounted cabin rent at our cabin ($15 a night vs $20 a night for non members).

Trip planning guides

Waiver form

General trip planning guide

General trip planning checklist


Still have questions on how to plan a trip? Email the activity officers ( if you have any other questions or need help planning a trip.

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.
— John Muir