(Note: to apply to the summer Nova program, please scroll down to the bottom of the page)
Your Unity College adventure begins with Nova. All entering students are enrolled in the Unity Experience Course which begins with the Nova adventure-based orientation trip. Summer Nova trips run during the months of July and August. For information on departure for and arrival from your Nova trip, please refer to this weekly summer schedule.
Nova trips are designed to support the transition to college life by emphasizing personal growth, building social connections, and promoting environmental stewardship. It also encourages new students to become full participants in the College and broader communities. Nova trips are small group adventure-based experiences led by well-trained leaders who are Unity College students themselves.
Students that cannot attend the Summer Nova program will be required to make it up in the Winter of 2014. Qualifications for deferment include physical limitations, such as a fracture, sprain, or temporary illness; family obligations; full-time or seasonal employment. Students who will be deferring to Winter Nova must have their application submitted before August 15, 2013 for a Deferment Appeal.
There are only certain and limited types of situations that qualify a student for exemption from the Nova program.
There are only certain and limited types of situations that qualify a student for exemption from the Nova program. These would include:
- Physical limitations
- Long term illness or injury (medical release required)
- 25 credits accepted in transfer
- Full-time employment
- Family obligations
- Over the age of 24
If you would like to appeal for exemption from the Nova program, please click here.
If you have any questions please contact Jessica Steele, Director of Outdoor Adventure Center at 207-948-9293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.