Students must first be deposited for Spring 2018 at Unity College to register for Nova.

To Register for your Nova Trip

To apply go online on your Unity College student portal

Choose term Spring 2018

Once in your UC Portal – Go to the left side of the screen and click on New Student Resources.

Please print off the Warning of Inherent Risk and Health History forms, fill them out and return them to:
Unity College Admissions
PO Box 532
Unity, ME 04988

Email: nova@unity.edu
Fax: 207-512-1199

Once Unity College receives these documents, we will send you a confirmation through your Unity College email. Processing documents can take up to two weeks.

The Nova Registration link in your student portal will then be active for you to register for your Nova trip. Unity College student portal

Read the trip descriptions – Go to www.unity.edu/nova Click on Winter Nova, read the descriptions, and then choose the trip you would like to attend.

Once you fill your Nova Trip Registration, we will email you within two weeks to confirm your trip assignment and gear and equipment list.

If for some reason you cannot attend Nova this Winter

You will need to defer this program until Summer 2018 or Winter 2019.  You will have one year to complete the Nova program.

We highly recommend that you attend your Nova just before entering Unity College. Only defer if necessary.

To register for a deferral please follow directions below.

  1. To apply complete #1-6 above.
  2. When registering for Nova there is an option to defer to another season located at the bottom of the Nova Registration Form.
  3. Once you fill your Nova Trip Registration, we will email you within two weeks to confirm your deferral.

Exemption Appeal

There are only certain and limited types of situations that qualify a student for exemption from the Nova program: physical limitations such as long term illness or injury (Medical Release Required), family obligations, full-time employment (not including seasonal work), or over the age of 24 (at the time of your first semester).

To appeal for an exemption please follow the directions below.

  1. To apply complete #1-6 above.
  2. When registering for Nova there is an option to exempt from the Nova program.
  3. Once you fill your Nova Trip Registration, we will email you within two weeks to inform you of the status of the exemption appeal.

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Steele, Director of the Outdoor Adventure Center at 207-509-7293 or Juanita Spaulding, Administrative Assistant at 207-509-7236 or email nova@unity.edu.