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Thank you for joining us at New England College. We can’t wait for you to arrive on campus, and work hard to create orientation experiences that aim to connect you to our campus. Preparing students to succeed is what we are all about at NEC! 

Spring Orientation

All new students starting classes in the spring semester participate in a one day orientation before classes begin in January.

Fall Orientation and Welcome Weekend

Thursday, August 20th– Sunday, August 23rd – Henniker

Friday, August 21st – Sunday, August 23rd – Manchester

More 2020 Orientation information will be forthcoming. Please check back.

NEWT – New England College Wilderness Trips

Pre-orientation wilderness trip for first-year students was August 19-22, 2019

Excited to get your college career started and meet new friends? Adventure Bound offers a NEWT program specifically for first-year NEC students. This program is run and led by our students who are trained in backpacking, wilderness medicine, facilitation, and leadership. NEWT is open to students of all abilities and is a great opportunity to enjoy the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Students spent one night in the NEC woods, and three days backpacking (averaging 3-6 miles a day). See a packing list here.

Summer Orientation – The Pilgrimage

Connect with your classmates, your campus, and your academics by attending a Pilgrimage session! The Pilgrimage is a daylong orientation program designed specifically for first year students with concurrent programming for parent(s)/guardians. There is no fee to attend.

Friday, July 17th – Manchester

Saturday, July 18th – Henniker

Registration will be available May 1st.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the orientation programs please contact:

Allie Birchmeier, Director of First Year Programs