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Experience LaUNCh!

LaUNCh offers you the opportunity to develop relationships with other new students, student leaders, and staff or faculty. Service projects and immersive activities create an intimate environment that can positively impact your student experience before the first semester begins! The costs cover the activities, meals, and lodging.

LaUNCh is developed and coordinated by New Student Orientation, Outdoor Pursuits, and Off-Campus Life.

LaUNCh is open to all Summer and Fall 2018 incoming (new, transfer, and nontraditional) students who will have completed their Orientation requirements prior to the experience. If the last day of your orientation session ends on the same day a LaUNCh begins, this is acceptable.

Note: Completion of Orientation requirements will be verified. This program is not available to students who plan to attend an Orientation session in August.


There are limited spaces for each LaUNCh! Reservations will be made in the orientation reservation system.

 

Dates & Costs

LaUNCh into Adventure

June 21 - 24, 2018

Cost = $275.00

Come spend an extended weekend in UNC’s very own cabin in Estes Park, Colorado. During our time together we will go whitewater rafting on class III and IV rapids, hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, do service work together in the National Park and rock climb near the cabin. The cost of the trip is all inclusive including transportation, entrance fees, meals and housing. Outdoor Pursuits can also provide you with camping supplies such as a headlamp, camp chair and sleeping bag for no additional cost.


Note: No refunds available after May 24, 2018 at 4 p.m. Mountain Time for students signed up for LaUNCh on June 21 - 24, 2018. $100 non-refundable fee applied from time of completed reservation submission. Activities during this LaUNCh are subject to change.

LaUNCh into the Arts

July 12 - 15, 2018

Cost = $250.00

Come spend an extended weekend on UNC’s campus immersed in performing and visual arts. During our time together you will have the option to participate in various workshops like aerial silks, photography, improv, and more. We will also get to know Greeley by touring Distortions Unlimited (home of the television show Making Monsters), attending Friday Fest, and volunteering at a local community center by engaging in the arts with children. Finally, three musicals being put on by UNC’s Little Theatre of the Rockies are included; Lobby Hero, Xanadu the Musical, and Angel Street. All workshops, day trips, meals, housing, and shows are included in the cost of attending LaUNCh into the Arts.


Note: No refunds available after June 14, 2018 at 4 p.m. Mountain Time for students signed up for LaUNCh on July 12 - 15, 2018. $100 non-refundable fee applied from time of completed reservation submission. Activities during this LaUNCh are subject to change.

LaUNCh into Adventure

July 19 - 22, 2018

Cost = $120.00

Come hit the trail with us this summer for a service project in the woods. We have teamed up with the National Forest Service and Headwaters Trail Alliance to do trail work on the beautiful Arapahoe Pass Trail. We will be working alongside forest rangers and building a turn pike in a high traffic area in order to limit erosion taking place on this popular trail. We will spend the first night on campus and the next two camping in the woods near our project. All of your meals, transportation, entrance fees and rental camping equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, headlamp or tent) will be provided for you. This is a great trip for anyone that loves camping and hiking or has always wanted to try!


Note: No refunds available after June 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. Mountain Time for students signed up for LaUNCh on July 19 - 22, 2018. $100 non-refundable fee applied from time of completed reservation submission. Activities during this LaUNCh are subject to change.


LaUNCh Scholarship Opportunity

This scholarship is for any student who would like to participate in the 2018 LaUNCh into the Arts or LaUNCh into Adventure programs at UNC. You can be awarded up to the full amount for the cost of attendance. To be considered for the award, you must allow the scholarship selection team to review your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as well as provide up to a one-page double-spaced essay based off of prompts provided in the application. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, your scholarship application materials must be received by Wednesday, May 30, 2018. New Student Orientation will contact the scholarship winners by Friday, June 1, 2018.

Open the LaUNCh Scholarship Application to review the full details, review the essay prompts, and to fill the application to submit.

LAUNCH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

Note:

  • If you are awarded a LaUNCh scholarship and have already signed up and paid for a LaUNCh, you would be refunded the amount.
  • You do not need to have already signed up/paid for LaUNCh if you are applying for the LaUNCh scholarship; you would gain access to sign up for LaUNCh if you are awarded a LaUNCh scholarship and have not signed up/paid for LaUNCh yet.

LaUNCh Types

There are two types of LaUNCh sessions available for you to participate in. Learn more information below and scroll through past years of photos!

LaUNCh into Adventure

Adventure based LaUNCh sessions include some sort of outdoor activity. In the past, students have gone backpacking while sleeping in tents or white water rafting while spending the evenings in a cabin.

LaUNCh into the Arts

Arts based LaUNCh sessions include an immersed experience in performing and visual arts. In the past, students have participated in various workshops like improv, ceramics, movement, and photography.

*Photos were taken by Outdoor Pursuits and New Student Orientation staff members.

Cancellations:

Once you have submitted your reservation for LaUNCh, there is a non-refundable fee applied, which the specific price is listed in the details for each specific LaUNCh. Once it is 4 weeks before the start date of a LaUNCh, the reservation is completely non-refundable.