Sample NEST Schedule

Here is an example of the schedule from 2022. Check back soon for more information on the schedule for 2023!

Students will move in on the morning of Saturday, August 13th.

Day 1: Saturday, August 13th

  • Move-In; Check-Into Program
  • Parent Goodbye
  • Program for students begins at 2:30 pm
  • Meet the Leaders and Your NEST group
  • Tie Dye/Lawn Games
  • Funfest!
  • Movie Night

Day 2: Sunday, August 14th

  • Get to know Clubs and organizations on campus
  • Sneak peek at campus events!
  • Intro to Campus Recreation
  • Escape Room
  • Trip to student’s local (and favorite) doughnut shop
  • Intro to UMW Bingo: A campus tradition (with prizes)!
  • Time with your small group
  • Trivia
  • Trip to grocery store to get anything you might need

Day 3: Monday, August 15th

  • Design your own tote bag
  • Pool Time!
  • Get to know the Multicultural Center
  • Get to know your campus
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Board Game night

Day 4: Tuesday, August 16th

  • Service Project
  • Get to know downtown Fredericksburg
  • Lawn Games, S’mores
  • Jackbox Games

Day 5: Wednesday, August 17th

  • Class Schedule Tours
  • Group Pictures
  • Closing Ceremony