Trailblazer Pre-Orientation Program: Island Adventure

This program takes place prior to the Traditional Campus-Based Orientation session, and ends in time for you to participate in it fully.  

$150 additional cost

This is a three-day, two-night outdoor learning experience partnering with Rippleffect and focusing on life at UNE. Students will ride the ferry out to scenic Cow Island in historic Casco Bay, where they will spend two nights. During this trip, students will do some entry-level sea kayaking around Cow Island, ride the 400-foot zip line, climb on a climbing wall and enjoy the camaraderie of new friendships around campfires at night. Students will work together to prepare meals and carry out community chores. Students should be comfortable around water and in outdoor situations, but no experience is required.

This is an Intermediate Program: Trips in this category are designed for students who want to try outdoor adventures further afield. Students will reside in tents or semi permanent structures, eat meals prepared by the group and professional guides and enjoy all that our beautiful region has to offer. Bathroom facilities will range from those with running hot and cold water to outhouse style accommodations.

Click on the session for which you would like to register (registration opens on 3/28/15):

ACCESS STATEMENT: The University of New England will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Any student eligible for and needing adjustments or accommodations because of a disability are required to contact the Student Access Center at (207) 602-2815 or