Signature Programs

Unity College Projects and Programs


Unity College: Sky Lodge

Unity College: Sky Lodge is the latest expression of Unity College’s enterprise approach to higher education. Sky Lodge, an exquisite and historic property with more than 150 acres, was donated to Unity College by the Couri Foundation in 2018. At Sky Lodge, students have  experiential education such as retreats and workshops, research, and hands-on experience running a business. Learn more, here

View the 2018 End of Year Report.

TERRAIN at Unity College

TERRAIN is Unity College’s approach to creating a distinctively immersive First Two Year (F2Y) experience for its residential students. The TERRAIN approach is based on the expeditionary model of learning where students, faculty and staff are immersed in extended learning projects that require integrated learning, teamwork, and resilience. TERRAIN is slated to launch in Fall 2020.


Designed to integrate the growing number of Unity College properties into a seamless learning experience, U-Go is Unity College’s Shuttle Service. Officially launching in Fall 2018, the free shuttle service allows students and employees to travel from the Flagship Student Center to the Unity College Center for the Arts (UCCA), the McKay Farm and Research Station, Waterville, Bangor, and Unity College: Sky Lodge. Learn more, here.


Unity College celebrates 30 years of adventure-based orientation trips. Nova trips are designed to support the transition to Unity College life by emphasizing personal growth, building social connections, and promoting environmental stewardship.

Sustainable Business

The new B.S. in Sustainable Business Enterprise and Sustainable Master’s of Business Administration expose students to the business world through the school’s distinct sustainability science framework.

Honors Program

Honors students at Unity College demonstrate that they can manage more. Accordingly, they get access to Honors-only projects, field trips, and speakers. Learn more here.

Undergraduate Research Program

Statistics show that students who do research during their undergraduate years are more likely to continue with professional education and in STEM fields, and twice as likely to consider continuing on to pursue a Ph.D.

The Unity College Student Conference

“Recognize Quality & Celebrate Excellence,” that’s the motto of the Unity College Student Conference. The bi-annual conference gives Unity students the opportunity to present professional-level material in a supportive environment.

McKay Farm and Research Station

At the McKay Farm and Research Station students learn invaluable business management and administrative skills necessary to operate a successful agricultural business. The Washington Post featured the McKay Farm as a positive example of how institutions can increase revenue while providing educational experiences for its students. View the 2018 End of Year Report.

Lapping Lecture

The Lapping Lecture occurs once every spring semester as a way to engage the wider Unity community with thought-provoking ideas and opportunities for action.