We look forward to meeting you and helping you get connected to the APU community—even before classes begin.

Registration Process

  1. Complete the online application. Applications will be reviewed and students notified of approval within two weeks of receipt of application.
  2. Pay the $200 non-refundable deposit:

    Please make checks payable to Azusa Pacific University and mail to:

    Jeremie Riggleman
    Azusa Pacific University
    PO Box 7000
    Azusa, CA 91702

    Approved application and $200 deposit secures your place on the team. Priority is given to students who register early (pending a clear physical exam). If desired, students may pay for the trip in full at the time of the deposit. Otherwise, payment can be made upon arrival at APU for your adventure.

  3. Send copy of physical exam to jriggleman@apu.edu (preferred) or the address above.

    The exam needs to be within 12 months of the start of your New Student Adventures trip. We do not require a specific form, your doctor can write a note stating that you are fit to participate in a service trip (to Mexico) or an adventure trip (Ansel Adams and SoCal).

  4. Acquire the appropriate gear for your trip.
  5. Train for your adventure.

    Your trip will require a certain level of fitness. Please be sure you are physically capable of participating in the activities of the trip. This will make the adventure more enjoyable for you!

  6. Review the itinerary. (Subject to change)
  7. If you are flying, book your flight out of Ontario International Airport (ONT).

    All New Student Adventure trips start and finish at APU’s main campus in Azusa. APU will provide shuttles from ONT if you arrive/depart during the following times:

    • Mexico Arrivals: 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday, July 24
    • Mexico Departures: 6–11 a.m., Sunday, July 31
    • Ansel Adams Arrivals: 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Saturday, July 16
    • Ansel Adams Departures: 4–10 p.m., Saturday, July 23
    • SoCal Arrivals: 6–11 a.m., Sunday, July 31
    • SoCal Departures: 7–10 p.m., Friday, August 5 or 6–11 a.m., Saturday, August 6
  8. Complete the liability waiver.

    Please email the waiver to jriggleman@apu.edu.