Helping first-year students succeed

New student programs

Within the Office of New Student Initiatives, our purpose is to make sure new students at Nevada succeed academically, socially and emotionally in their first year of college. We know if new students adapt well to college life, they are far more likely to continue to the second year and through graduation. If you, as a student or a parent/guardian, have any questions regarding Nevada and the first year of college, please contact us.

New Student Orientation The New Student Orientation program is designed for new students and their families to ease the transition to college.
A group of students walk along the paths next to the quad, lined with trees and green grass, at the University of Nevada, Reno.
First-Year Student Resource Guide The First-Year Student Resource Guide is your one-stop guide to surviving and thriving in your first year at the University of Nevada, Reno
A group of students pose for a picture on the grass in front of the Knowledge Center, with the Student Union behind them at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Wolf Pack Welcome Wolf Pack Welcome is the beginning of your NEVADA experience and includes six weeks of events and activities open to every student.
Manzanita Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno is pictured with large trees standing in front and alongside the building.