Each orientation session is a two day, one night experience where students gain valuable information to ease their transition to the University. There are sessions on academic expectations, campus recreation & wellness, and activities and involvement. Additionally, students have the opportunity to meet with a representative from the college of their major to review their course of study and can make changes to their academic schedule. Each session is limited in size to allow for ample opportunities to connect with other new students and has open time to take care of business while on campus.
"The night-time game and movie night was fun and the skits were really entertaining and gave me a better understanding of what to expect as a new student." Chelsea, 2012 Attendee
New students who participate in ORIENTATION are better prepared, experience fewer problems, and generally have a very positive feeling about their experiences at NEVADA.
All new students pay a new student fee when paying their tuition and fees at the beginning of the semester. The ORIENTATION Program expenses (meals and lodging) for students are paid for out of this fee, so the costs to you are travel related and spending money.
Each session will take place on the 255 acre campus, which offers ample opportunity to explore the University services and landmarks. We encourage you to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, as various sessions may be held in a variety of buildings throughout campus. Please review the Attendee Checklist for additional information.
Check in is from 8- to 9 A.M. at the Nevada Living Learning Community residence hall building. Please park in the Sierra Garage (entrance located at 1264 N. Sierra St.) for ease of access to the Nevada Living Learning Community. During check-in, students will be able to go to their room and drop of their luggage before sessions begin.
After check-in, the opening session begins at 9:30 a.m. on day 1 with activities that continue for students until late in the evening. The second day begins in the morning and concludes at approximately 5 p.m. on the second day.
While attending ORIENTATION you will have your picture taken and receive your WolfCard. Your WolfCard is your campus ID card, meal card, library card, recreation center card, and has many other uses. For a complete listing of the WolfCard uses, including banking options go to the WolfCard site.