First Year Student Programs

The secret to student retention and high graduation rates is high student involvement!  We at Campus Recreation are doing our part to help.  

Not only do we participate fully in the New Student Orientation programs every year, and the Maine Hello weekend activities, we have also been running an orientation trip program that helps ease the transition to being away from home, by making lasting friendships with UMaine students and staff.

The Outdoor Programs To Introduce Opportunities to New Students (OPTIONS) Trip program started in 1986 and was the foundation of what is now the Maine Bound Outdoor Adventure program.