Full Color LogoNew Experiences for Students Transitioning, referred to as NEST, is a four-day program open to all incoming freshmen spanning August 16-19. 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

A successful payment will direct you back to this page, followed shortly by a confirmation email from umwbills@umw.edu .



About the Program

Getting to Know the UMW Campus and Downtown Fredericksburg

Tubing Down the Rappahannock River

Adventurelinks Outdoor Adventure Park

[Richmond Sites Link Coming Soon!]

Local Service Projects


Meet the Student Leaders

Meet the Student Coordinators


Contact Information