Refund Policy & Participation Expectations

Refund Policy

Refunds, Cancellations and Transfers:
- You may withdraw from an activity by contacting the Adventure Rec office by phone or in-person at (831) 459-2806 or
- 7 days or more prior to the activity start date, full refund, only if someone from the waitlist is able to take your spot.
- Less than 7 days prior to the activity start date all registration fees are nonrefundable.
- Group size minimum is five (surf classes minimum is three). If the minimum number does not show up at the trip start, the trip may be cancelled. If the trip is cancelled as a result of not meeting the minimum, only those who showed up will receive a full refund.

Behavioral Expectations

Adventure Rec activities build connections, are often filled with laughter and adventure, and require thoughtful participation in small groups. The following activities could detract from positive participation, compromise safety, may be illegal, and are prohibited during Adventure Rec activities:

  • Possesion of or use of alcohol 
  • Possession of or use of drugs, including cannabis
  • Nudity, including skinny dipping
  • Violations of these expectations are grounds for immediate removal from the activity and subsequent disciplinary actions from the University.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

The Essential Eligibility Criteria are applicable for all Adventure Rec activities. Qualification for participation in Adventure Rec activities is contingent on a person meeting the program specific EEC’s. If an applicant does not meet specific criteria, Adventure Rec might be able to accommodate an individual, but may not if it fundamentally alters the nature of the program activity, places an undue financial burden on the department or university, or jeopardizes the health and well being of participants or staff.

View the full description of Adventure Rec's Essential Eligibility Criteria.


Adventure Rec does not provide insurance for participants. We strongly encourage all participants, including non-students, to have appropriate health care coverage.

Assumption of Risk

Adventure Rec is committed to doing everything possible to manage risk and maintain safety. Of course no guarantees of safety can be provided. All participants are required to sign an assumption of risk, releasing Recreation and the University from liability.


University staff reserve the right to make decisions to evacuate participants. Evacuations may be deemed necessary for physical, emotional or psychological incidents.

If a participant requires an evacuation for any reason, they are fully responsible for the costs.