Additional Information

What to Expect

At Orientation, you will have the chance to:

  • Have a two-day residential education experience
  • Begin your transition to become a University of New England student
  • Prepare for your move in for the fall semester and for life on campus
  • Make extended connections with future classmates, current UNE students, faculty and staff
  • Become immersed in the intellectual, social and cultural climates of UNE
  • Become more acquainted with the campus community
  • Work in small groups with trained Orientation leaders throughout the course of Orientation
  • Participate in various social activities
  • Meet faculty and staff from different departments and backgrounds, including:
    • Student Life
    • Student Support Services
    • Academic Affairs
    • Residential Education and Housing
    • Undergraduate Research 
    • Mock lectures with student researchers and faculty
    • Information Technology at UNE
    • Varsity sports information for athletes
    • Financial Aid
    • And much more
  • Connect with other students from your selected major
  • Receive a course schedule for the fall semester
  • Meet with a faculty member from your department to learn about advising and course registration
  • Leave campus as a Nor'easter!

Sample Schedule

Day 1: 

  • Trailblazer trips return 12:00 p.m.
  • Check-in: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center
  • Welcome Ceremonies
  • Small Group Activities
  • Math Placement Exam
  • "Your Starting Point for Student Success" keynote presentation
  • Hang Time Activities
    • Involvement Fair
    • Campus Clubs and Organizations
    • Trivia, games, residence hall socials, food

Day 2:

  • Information Sessions
    • Financial Aid, Academics, Programs & Activities, Health & Wellness, Residential & Commuter
  • Campus Tour
  • Break into colleges and majors for sessions with Deans and faculty
  • Small Group Activities
  • Entertainment
  • Campus Center Blowout
    • Volleyball, cardio classes, fitness center, dance, use of pool, food and games

Day 3:

  • Information Sessions
    • Global Education, Academics at UNE, Varsity athletics 
  • Sit by major at lunch
  • Course Schedule Introduction
    • Get your schedule for the fall semester and have a chance to review it with a faculty member in your major
  • Closing
  • Check Out: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.