Students on the Community Engagement Orientation Trip in Holyoke MA

The Community Engagement Orientation Trip (CEOT) is a fun and challenging introduction to the communities in and around Amherst.  During the 2 1/2 day program, you will learn about the people and organizations of the Pioneer Valley through direct experience (music, food, field trips, reflection, dancing, and more).  It is a great way to meet new people on and off campus and to learn more about the place where you will be living for the next four years!

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Community Engagement Orientation Trip Outcomes

Outcome #1
CEOTers will get to know other students, faculty, staff and community members

Outcome #2
CEOTers will learn more about Amherst, MA and the Pioneer Valley

Outcome #3
CEOTers will begin to develop skills that will help them enter new communities and explore new ideas

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.