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Thank you for joining us at New England College. We are just as excited as you are to be starting the fall semester! Preparing students to succeed is what we are all about at NEC.


Summer Orientation

There are two components to our summer orientation program: Creating Academic Success at New England College and The Pilgrimage. We encourage you to sign up for one or both sessions, but it is not mandatory to attend in the summer.

If you are looking for the June 19-20 session please call the office at 603.428.2223. Thank you.

The next date is:     July 24-July 25

Creating Academic Success at NEC

Registration opens at 8am
The event will start at 9am and will end at 1:30pm

The transition from high school to college can be a difficult one when it comes to academics. We are here to help. This session is for students and families wanting to get a jump on academic success. Throughout this morning program, families and students will have different options on what sessions they want to attend, as well as the opportunity to meet with the Mentoring program if you would like to do so. The goal for this program is to help students and families feel prepared for the academic rigor of college, and to provide information on the resources available to students.

Schedule for Creating Academic Success At NEC

There is no fee associated with the Creating Academic Success session, but you must have put in a deposit with Admissions to attend. If you have not deposited, please call at 603.428.2223.

The Pilgrimage

Registration opens at 2pm on Friday
The event will start at 3pm and will end at 12pm on Saturday

Another transition that occurs is the idea of living on campus. Even commuters will be spending a lot of time on the NEC campus. It is our mission to make you, the student, feel comfortable here. We will help you find your way around campus, introduce you to NEC traditions, introduce you to NEC staff and faculty, and keep you entertained. The Pilgrimage is an overnight program that is designed specifically for first year students. There will be a brief program for parents and guardians to attend during the drop-off time. Students will be spending the night on the NEC campus meeting new people and partaking in various events throughout the evening. Parents who wish to stay in the area can find a list of hotel accommodations here. Need to know what to bring with you for the over night, check out our packing list.

The Pilgrimage Schedule

All students wishing to partake in either program must be a deposited student. If you are not a deposited student, please call the Office of Admission at 603.428.2223.


There is no fee to attend the Creating Academic Success session.
There is a $50 fee to attend the Pilgrimage Session which covers NEC gear, meals, entertainment, and overnight accommodations.

To register for Summer Orientation please click on the date below to fill out the registration form. If you are looking for the June 19-20 session please call the office at 603.428.2223. Thank you.

July 24-July 25



New England College Experiential Wilderness Trip

Join your classmates for a pre-fall orientation outdoor adventure! You will have the opportunity to hike and camp in the NH mountains with experienced Outdoor Education majors and a faculty member who are WFR (wilderness first responder) certified. Spend the first night in the NEC woods and two nights in the White Mountains. This trip is limited to 18 participants and has a registration fee of $225. Once registered, you will receive additional information and paperwork to submit in order to participate.

For more information, click here, or please call the Office of Student Involvement at 603-428-2429 or email osi@nec.edu.

Experiential Wilderness Trip Packing List

To register and pay with PayPal or to pay by check, please  click here.




Welcome Weekend

Incoming students (first year and transfer) who are not playing a fall sport will move onto campus on Friday, August 28, 2015. A mandatory orientation program will take place Friday, August 28-Sunday, August 30. Classes begin on Monday, August 31. New students who are commuting are also expected to participate in Welcome Weekend. A complete schedule of events for the weekend will be available on August 1, 2015.

If you are an incoming student and playing a fall sport, you should contact your coach directly to find out your move-in date.

Welcome Weekend is an opportunity for the incoming class to get to know the campus, their peers, and the policies at NEC before starting the semester.