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Spring Orientation

Orientation for new Spring 2016 students was Friday, Jan. 15.

Spring Orientation is a day long experience specifically designed for transfer and first-time freshman students who will start at the University in the spring semester. During Orientation, you will gain valuable information to assist in your transition to the University of Nevada, Reno. There are programs on academic expectations, campus recreation & wellness, and activities & involvement. Parents and guests are welcome to attend this program for an additional fee.   If you missed this program, the item will be removed from your "to do" list in February.

Sign-ups for new summer and fall 2016 students will be available in early March.

Advising and Course Registration

During Spring Orientation you will have group meetings with a representative from the college of your major. However, Spring Orientation does not include individual academic advising or course registration time. Please contact your advisor to schedule an appointment for academic planning prior to orientation. If you would like information about how to contact your advisor, please go to the Academic Central page.


All new students pay a new student fee when paying their tuition and fees at the beginning of the semester. Orientation is paid for out of this fee, so the costs to you are travel related and spending money.


Lodging is not provided during Spring Orientation. If you are moving into a residence hall on campus, the residence halls will open for the semester on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Check In

Check in for the Orientation program will be at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the 3rd floor.

Session times 

Orientation begins with check in from 8:15 to 9:00 A.M. in the Joe Crowley Student Union.  Orientation will conclude by 3:30 P.M. Snacks, lunch and refreshments are included.

What to Wear

Orientation will take place on the 255 acre campus, which offers ample opportunity to explore the University services and landmarks. Various sessions during orientation may be held in a variety of buildings throughout campus. Because of this, we encourage you to wear warm and comfortable clothes as the weather is often very cold in January.


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 many other uses. For a complete listing of the WolfCard uses, including banking options go to the WolfCard site.  You will need to be enrolled in at least one class, and bring a picture ID to obtain your WolfCard.

Schedule at a Glance

  • 8:00-9:00 Check-In at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the 3rd floor

  • 9:00-11:00 Welcome and Workshops (Academic Services, WolfCard, Transfer Student Discussion, and more)

  • 11:00-12:00 Academic College Information Session

  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch

  • 1:00-2:00 Campus Tour and Connections

  • 2:00-3:30 Workshops (Veteran's Services, Campus Safety, and more)

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