Transfer student orientation

Are you a transfer or non-traditional student? We have orientation programs just for you.

Regardless of your previous college history, attending the University of Nevada, Reno can be a new, yet challenging experience. Transfer orientation is a day-long program designed to assist you during your transition to the University. During this single day session, you'll participate in workshops, meet with student service organizations, discuss academic programs and more. We want to ease the process of getting started here at the University and welcome you to the Pack family. Learn more about the program details and schedule below.

Transfer students should contact an academic advisor directly, to participate in academic advising and course enrollment prior to attending orientation.

  • Transfer orientation session dates
    • Friday, June 28
    • Monday, July 29
  • Transfer orientation program details

    Advising: This orientation program does not include academic advising. Students signed up for this program should contact an advisor directly to discuss their academic schedule. You will have a change to meet with a representative from your college.  For information on advising please visit

    Parents and Guests: We encourage parents and Guests to attend the orientation program, as their knowledge and awareness of campus resources assists in easing a student's transition to the University. Parents and Guests will follow the same schedule as students for this program. There is a $30 per guest fee to attend which covers programming, materials and meals.

    Check-In: Check-in for the Transfer program is from 7:30 to 8:45 AM at the Joe Crowley Student Union (North Entrance).

    Session Times: Welcome will be start at 9:00 AM, with various workshops, small groups and other activities following throughout the day and into the afternoon. Lunch and snacks are provided.

    Costs: Up-fronts costs to students are travel related and spending money. Orientation program expenses (meals and supplies) are included in the $150 student fee as part of the tuition and fees paid in August.

    Travel to Campus: Travel to the University is not included as part of the Orientation program. If traveling by plane, the University is easily accessed from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, located about 15 minutes from campus. If traveling by car, campus is easily accessed from Interstate 80 via North Virginia Street.

    Parking: Space has been allocated in the West Stadium Parking Complex, entrance located at Virginia Street. A parking permit will be available on this website one week prior to your orientation date.

    What to Wear: Each session takes place on the 255-acre University of Nevada campus. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear, as many spaces throughout campus are utilized throughout the program.

    What to Bring: Most things are provided, yet please bring pen and paper to take notes, and appropriate clothes (Reno weather can fluctuate throughout the day). Spending money is also nice, but not required.

    WolfCard: While attending Orientation you will have your picture taken and receive your WolfCard. Please bring a picture ID so you may pick up your WolfCard.

    Disability Accommodations: New Student Initiatives wants to ensure that students and their families with disabilities are able to fully participate in Orientation. Please indicate your accommodation needs during the sign up process or be re-access your account. You may also email us at your specific request. Students are also encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center (775/784-6000) prior to Orientation so you may schedule a meeting time while on campus.

  • Transfer orientation sample schedule

    7:30 - 8:45 AM: Check-In at Joe Crowley Student Union (North Entrance)
    9:00 AM: Welcome – Joe Crowley Student Union
    10:00 AM: Workshops - Academic Success, Campus Involvement
    11:00 AM: College Contact & Academic Overview
    12:00 PM: Lunch & Information Fair
    1:30 PM: Campus Tours
    3:00 PM: Workshops - Campus Safety, Campus Connections, Campus Resources
    4:00 PM: Special Interest Workshops & Individual Follow-Up Meetings

    *Tentative, subject to change