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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 and Outdoor Pursuits.

LaUNCh is open to all Summer and Fall 2020 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 the Arts

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LaUNCh into Adventure (Whitewater Rafting)

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LaUNCh into Adventure (Backpacking)

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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.


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.