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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!

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

LaUNCh is open to all Summer and Fall 2017 incoming (new and transfer) 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

July 13-16, 2017

Cost = $150.00

Come hit the trail with us this summer as we take a backpacking trip to the Never Summer Wilderness Area near Walden, Colorado.  This trip is all inclusive including entrance fees, meals, transportation and housing. On this trip you can expect to sleep in a tent, hike up to 7 miles in a day and carry personal as well as some group gear on your back in a pack. This trip is designed to fit all backpacking skill levels and is great for beginners.


Note: No refunds available after June 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. Mountain Time for students signed up for LaUNCh on July 13-16, 2017. $75 non-refundable fee applied from time of completed reservation submission.

LaUNCh into the Arts

July 13-16, 2017

Cost = $225.00

Come spend an extended weekend on UNC’s campus immersed in performing and visual arts. During our time together we will participate in various workshops like improv, ceramics, movement, and photography. We will also get to know Greeley by touring Distortions Unlimited (home of the television show Making Monsters) and attending Friday Fest. Finally, two musicals being put on by UNC’s Little Theatre of the Rockies are included, Baby and Simply Simone. 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 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. Mountain Time for students signed up for LaUNCh on July 13-16, 2017. $100 non-refundable fee applied from time of completed reservation submission.

LaUNCh into Adventure

July 20-23, 2017

Cost = $225.00

Come spend an extended weekend in UNC’s very own cabin in Estes Park, Colorado. During our time together we will go rafting on class III and IV rapids, hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, do service work together in the National Park and climb near the cabin. Transportation, entrance fees, meals and housing are all included.


Note: No refunds available after June 20, 2017 at 4 p.m. Mountain Time for students signed up for LaUNCh on July 20-23, 2017. $100 non-refundable fee applied from time of completed reservation submission.


LaUNCh Scholarship Opportunity

This scholarship is for any student who would like to participate in the 2017 LaUNCh into the Arts or LaUNCh into Adventure programs at UNC. You can be awarded up to the full amount ($225.00) 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 31, 2017. New Student Orientation will contact the scholarship winners by Friday, June 2, 2017.

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.

 

Picture Credits: UNC Outdoor Pursuits

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.