What is Peaks & Professors at UCLA?
Founded in Fall 2017, Peaks and Professors at UCLA is dedicated to bringing students and professors together outside the classroom. Our mission is to facilitate these unique interactions by leading small groups of students (about 10-12) on hikes with instructors at UCLA. We seek to explore the great outdoors with the greatest professors!
How do I sign up for a trip?
Our trips are always first come, first serve! On the day and time specified for trip sign ups, the link to sign up for a trip will appear under each specific trip page. From there, you can purchase a ‘ticket’ and make a payment through our website. If you can no longer attend the trip, refunds will be issued according to our refund policy found below. Once you’ve signed up for the trip, the Trip Lead will email you with further hike details.
What does it mean when a a ticket is 'Sold Out'?
We have a set number of spots open for each trip. When the Standard and Driver spots are filled, there will be a Sold Out notice next to the ticket. You can always join the waitlist found on the sign up page.
How does the waitlist work?
Unfortunately, our trips tend to fill up extremely fast and we are not able to accommodate everyone who signs up. But fear not, we have waitlists for every trip. The Trip Lead will contact you if there is an opening. Generally, we will email you only if a spot opens.
When are your next trips?
Check the bottom of the trips page for more information. Trips may be added throughout the quarter. These will be announced on our social media platforms and our monthly newsletters.
Who leads these trips?
Our wonderful trip lead team. They are knowledgeable about the trails and seek to facilitate student professor interaction.
Can I become a Trip Lead?
Yes! We tend to recruit new Trip Leads Spring Quarter. Check the front page for details: if it is recruiting season, there will be an announcement there.
Can I suggest a Peak or Professor?
How can I connect with Peaks & Professors?
Facebook and Instagram: @peaksandprofessors.ucla
Our email is “firstname.lastname@example.org”, and you can also use the “Contact” page. Our facebook and instagram is “peaksandprofessors.ucla”.
How do you determine the pricing of trips?
How do Drivers get refunded for hikes?/ How do you calculate the payment for gas?
I can no longer make the trip! What is the refund policy for your trips?
For standard hikers:
Get in touch.