Students on the Community Engagement Orientation Trip in Holyoke MA

The Community Engagement Orientation Trip (CEOT) is a 2.5 day overnight trip for students during orientation. The trip is a fun, challenging, and intensive introduction to the communities in and around Amherst.

Over the course of 2.5 days, students are immersed in local communities as they are introduced to the people and organizations of the Pioneer Valley. Students on CEOT meet fellow new students and trip leaders who share common interests and passions.  

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Community Engagement Orientation Trip Outcomes

Outcome #1
Students will build community with other students, faculty, and staff. 

Outcome #2
Students will develop a more in depth understanding of community engagement work and their responsibilities as contributing members of their community.

Outcome #3
Students will explore ways to develop their own academic trajectories and stretch their intellectual boundaries.

Ready to sign up for CEOT?

We’re thrilled you’re interested in joining the Community Engagement Orientation Trip! Here’s how to choose CEOT during the orientation registration process.

All new students, including new transfer students, will be asked to rank their top LEAP program preferences. If you would like to participate in CEOT,  select CEOT as your top choice.  The Office of Student Affairs will let you know your LEAP program assignment during the summer before youe arrive. If you’re selected for CEOT, we at the CCE will also reach out to you!

Find information about LEAP and other programs.