Trailblazer Pre-Orientation Program: Wild Waters

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

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 Disability Services at (207) 602-2815 or

This is a four- day, three-night outdoor learning experience partnering with the Appalachian Mountain Club. Students will paddle to island campsites, where they will spend the nights camping as a group. While camping, students will engage with their peers and enjoy the time spent outdoors canoeing, sleeping in tents and cooking meals on small camp stoves. Students should be comfortable around water, and some canoeing experience is recommended, though not required.

This is a Challenging Program: 

Trips in this category are designed for students who want to experience outdoor adventures in remote settings. 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 typically will be outhouse style accommodations.