Full Color LogoRegistration for the 2016 NEST program will open on May 1st! Until then feel free to take a look at what we’ll be doing and who we are!

New Experiences for Students Transitioning, referred to as NEST, is a four-day program open to all incoming freshmen spanning August 21-24. NEST offers a unique opportunity to bond with fellow students as you explore UMW and surrounding attractions by participating in activities that encompass our core values of Honor, Leadership, and Social Justice.

NEST Registration

NEST Payment

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About the Program

Day one: Move-In, Ice Breakers, Welcome Dinner, Scavenger Hunt on Campus and Downtown
Day two: Service: Local Service Projects, Tubing on the Rappahannock River, Barbecue Dinner
Day three: Leadership:  Adventurelinks
Day four: Social Justice: Exploring Social Justice Through Museums in Richmond, Farewell Dinner


Meet the Student Leaders

Meet the Student Coordinators


Contact Information