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New Experiences for Students Transitioning, referred to as NEST, is a four-day program open to all incoming freshmen spanning August 19-22. 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.


About the Program

Sunday, August 19 – Move-in, Ice Breakers, Welcome Dinner, Scavenger Hunt on Campus and Downtown

Monday, August 20 – Leadership: Challenge Discovery, Field Day, Capture the Flag

Tuesday, August 21 – Service: Service Projects, Tubing  on the Rappahannock River, Dinner with the President

Wednesday, August 22 – Social Justice: National Museum of African American History in D.C.


Meet the Student Leaders

Meet the Student Coordinators


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