Full Color LogoRegistration for the 2017 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 20-23. 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.

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About the Program

Sunday, August 20 - Move-in, Ice Breakers, Welcome Dinner, Scavenger Hunt on Campus and Downtown

Monday, August 21 - Leadership: Challenge Discovery, Field Day, Capture the Flag

Tuesday, August 22 - Service: Service Projects, Tubing  on the Rappahannock River, Dinner with the President

Wednesday, August 23 - Social Justice: National Museum of African American History in D.C.


Meet the Student Leaders

Meet the Student Coordinators


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