Pioneer Ventures

Kick off Freshman Year with Pioneer Ventures

Please come back after May 1st to learn more about what adventures we will have for 2014.

This specialized weekend program lets you choose from three action-packed adventures that give you the opportunity to bond with other new freshmen, move into your residence hall early (residents only), or, for commuter students if space becomes available, to possibly experience life in our campus housing for the weekend. You will also have the chance to connect with our staff and student leaders who can answer any last-minute questions you may have about your transition to the University.

Our 2013 adventures were a great success and included the following:

Express Yourself! NYC Edition. Experience the sights and sounds of New York City in a fun, creative, and engaging way! Choose one of three self-guided public art tours that will help you expand your perception of art and your creative and communication skills. 

The Great Outdoors: White Water Rafting and Zipline Excursion.  Get ready for the ultimate thrills as you experience nature, push your boundaries, and step into the wild side during a weekend of social events and outdoor adventures.

The Life: My Day as a Professional Athlete. Join us on a behind-the-scenes Pioneer Venture that will provide insights into a day in the life of a professional ballplayer. 

Other Weekend Highlights. In addition to the choice of three Pioneer Ventures, weekend highlights include the Minute To Win It game with prizes, time to explore William Paterson’s campus and surrounding area, a hike through High Mountain, and a pool party.