Discussion: US University O
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"I plan to study in the United States and would therefore like to know if there are universities which have an orienteering team. Could you please mail me a list?"
I would say that orienteering anywhere in the greater Boston area will give you access to running with CSU, maybe use Giacomo as a contact for orienteering specifically at Harvard. I also know that Williams College has a friendly environment for someone ambitious to create their own orienteering club. The outing club has orienteering flags and some close-ish maps to utilize.
I don't really know of any already established university orienteering clubs, though...
McMaster in Hamilton - would that be an alternative?
Berkeley also has a number of orienteers.
If Canada's an option, UBC in Vancouver or either of the universities in Ottawa could be good, in addition to McMaster. However, I don't know of any university teams, just trying to think of cities with a decent number of university-aged orienteers.
As far as I know there are no university teams in Canada. I would add Calgary to Carol's list as Damian K and Patrick G are there.
University of Vermont may have an orienteering club in the next few years, due to a couple of orienteers who are about to matriculate there, althought they don't have much proximity to maps. If the objective is to have good opportunities for orienteering while in college, I agree that any school in the Boston area is a good choice at the moment, though these things are fickle.
BAOC would love for there to be a Stanford student interested in a Stanford Orienteering Club. Then we could use our campus map.
There is a CalTech orienteering club. They typically have a carpool of 5 to 6 students at each LAOC event.
RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY) has an Orienteering Club. Not sure how active they are as I'm not aware of more than a couple of RIT students who regularly come to meets, but there's a fair number of events in the area hosted by the Rochester Orienteering Club.
Orienteer Kansas is registered with the University of Kansas. We have several maps, meets, practice opportunities, and active members in the college town of Lawrence, KS and also attend Possum Trot's meets in the Kansas City area (~45 minutes away). At this point, we're not explicitly a college team, as many of us have graduated, but we do try and recruit students. maprunner (Mary Jones) is our president. She can be reached at maprunner at gmail.com
Miami University (Oxford Ohio) does not have a student team, but several faculty members are active orienteers; the campus and university owned forests (easy walking / running distance from campus) are mapped, and the area club (Orienteering Cincinnati) has foot-orienteering events almost weekly through the winter (many northern US clubs pretty much shut down over winter). University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and many smaller schools are also within this club's area. For post-graduate students in psychology or education departments, perhaps there might even be an opportunity to do orienteering-related research.
University of Colorado at Boulder was good for orienteering. Campus is mapped and RMOC was GREAT with helping me get to meets and very friendly! I believe leif is still there as well. Very outdoorsy group and got one or two of my friends to try out our local training event one evening. Plus great for running in general and Altitude training!
UC Berkeley's best orienteer is graduating tomorrow.
Tonight, we hoisted a drink in memory of the lighting fast intercollegiate team that never quite existed.
Congrats to Jonas. We will miss him.
Thanks Geoman! I'll miss you and all other BAOCers too! I'll be around for a couple of more months and I hope I will be able to attend many of our summer events (definitely the Wildcat event I'm organizing 7/22), so hopefully I'll see you at some of those.
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