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LaUNCh is UNC's Extended Orientation that is open to all Summer/Fall 2021 incoming (new, transfer, and nontraditional) students!

Service projects and immersive activities create an intimate environment that can positively impact your student experience before your first UNC semester begins! The cost covers the all activities, meals, and lodging.

Want an adventure closer to home? We are now offering new students to experience our on-campus high and low Ropes Course! The UNC Ropes Course provides adventure-based educational opportunities.

Click through the slideshow to see what opportunities are out there! These experiences are developed and coordinated by New Student Orientation and Outdoor Pursuits.


UNC Ropes Course Experience

June 19
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. MDT
Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

June 28
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. MDT
Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

New Student Orientation has teamed up with Outdoor Pursuits to provide a four-hour ropes course experience just for you! On the ropes course we will provide you opportunities to meet and connect with fellow bears as well as lots of time to experience UNC’s high and low ropes course! No experience is necessary and all equipment and instruction will be provided.


LaUNCh into Adventure

July 29 - August 1
Cost: $350 (all-inclusive)

August 5 - 8
Cost: $350 (all-inclusive)

Join Outdoor Pursuits for an overnight adventure at UNC’s very own cabins located in Estes Park, Colorado. On this four-day trip you will have the opportunity to connect with other incoming and transfer students, go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and outdoor rock climb at Old Man Mountain. This adventure is all-inclusive and includes transportation, all meals, lodging, entrance fees, and technical equipment.



*There are limited spaces for each Ropes Course experience and LaUNCh trip, so act quickly!


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