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“NEST is an amazing opportunity that allows for incoming students to be able to meet with other first years and upperclassmen and be able to build lasting friendships and get acclimated to college life before the first day of school even starts through activities like tubing on the Rappahannock River.” – Julianna C., NEST



Registration will be open on Tuesday, June 29 at 12pm! Remember that your spot is not reserved until you pay the registration fee. New Experiences for Students Transitioning, referred to as NEST, is a four-day program open to all incoming first-year students spanning August 14-18. 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.


Registration for NEST will open soon! 


About the Program

Meet the Student Leaders

Meet the Student Coordinators