Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT) are 5 day backpacking trips for incoming Stanford students. The trips take place the week before on-campus orientation in September and are intended to help participants adjust to life at Stanford. SPOT trips are led by teams of current Stanford students or recent alumni; applications are available during winter quarter for trips the following fall. Once selected, SPOT leaders participate in a training program which covers outdoor leadership, technical skills, first aid, and risk management. This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and help welcome new students to Stanford. For more information, see www.stanford.edu/group/spot/ .