Oh no, we’re full! We hate to turn people away, but because of limited transportation, we can’t take the entire freshman class. You can still apply and submit a $25 deposit and we’ll place you on the wait list. That means that if anyone drops out or we find a way to get more people to Yosemite, you’re good! And if you never get off the waitlist, we’ll refund your $25. No harm, no foul.

So, you want to go on Pre-O? Start by filling out the application, and we’ll send you an e-mail once we see it. The next step is to confirm your spot by sending in your non-refundable $25 deposit. We’re already seeing lots of interest in this trip, so priority will be based on when we receive your deposit. Then you’ll want to fill out all the other forms on this page. The medical info forms and the liability wavier are due by July 15th. You don’t need to fill out the gear or arrival surveys until around August 1st. Note that we won’t open access to these two forms until later in the year.

Once you’re accepted, you’ll also need to send us a check for $250*, in addition to the $25 non-refundable deposit.  This covers food, permits, gear, and (most significantly, cost-wise) transportation between Mudd and Yosemite. Make all checks out to Harvey Mudd College.  Like the forms, the arbitrary due date for payments is July 15th.  We don’t want the cost to prevent anyone from coming, so please get in touch with us if this is a problem, and we can work something out for you.

How to send things in

For everything that isn’t an online survey (Google form), please mail the form / payment to the Dean of Students Office at the address listed below. This includes all medical forms, the liability waiver, the deposit, and the final payment.

Dean of Students Office
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Boulevard
Claremont, California


If you want to go, fill out the application form!

Medical Information

Fill out this medical information: Medical Treatment, Medical History.


But that’s not all. You also need to sign this Liability Waiver.


Here’s the gear list!

Fill out this gear_survey so we know that you have everything or if you need something, and if you have any gear to lend.

Arrival Survey

How are you getting here? Will we need to pick you up somewhere? Let us know by filling out the arrival survey!

Checklist of Received Documents

Already applied and want to check what forms / payments we have / have not received? Check out the documents checklist. We’ll try to update it relatively frequently (at least once a week). Note: you won’t be able to access this unless you’ve already applied.


* Note that this is the first time in at least three years that the cost we need to charge for Pre-O has actually gone down. That’s because ASHMC, Harvey Mudd’s student government, recently voted to allocate $6,000 to the trip. Yay for subsidies!


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