Fresh X is a pre-orientation adventure experience for first-year students.


For the past 27 years, hundreds of students have begun their OWU careers at Fresh X, spending several days meeting classmates, reflecting together, getting outdoors, serving others, being challenged, and having fun.

More information and registration for Fresh X 2017 is coming soon!

Wilderness Track

(Seneca Rocks, West Virginia) 

Choose from rock climbing, hiking and canoeing activities. You'll also enjoy games, reflection, and team-building, laugh, have fun, and make tons of new friends!

Read more about the Wilderness Track

Service Track

(Delaware and Columbus, OH)

Working with various local partners, you'll choose from projects with Habitat for Humanity, learning about food justice, and serving the homeless.  And, of course there will be games, reflection, fun, and new friends!

Read more about the Service Track

Questions about the program?

Fresh X is coordinated by the Student Involvement and Wilderness Ministry offices. For program content questions, contact William Hayes at 740-368-3085 or For registration-payment questions, contact Dana Behum at 740-368-3185 or