New Student Orientation: Welcome to the Pack!

The Orientation program is designed to ease your transition to college life. It is where you will meet with academic representatives to discuss class schedules, learn about student resources, and talk with current students who have been through the transition process.

Orientations are offered twice a year, in January for students starting in the spring term, and in the summer for students starting in the fall term.

Spring Orientation

Students beginning in the spring semester (January) will attend a one day orientation in January. This orientation is available to First Year and Transfer students. Spring 2019 orientation is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019, 8am-5pm.

Summer Orientation

Students beginning in the fall semester (August) may choose to attend either single day or overnight programs scheduled through June and July. Students may choose between First Year or Transfer student programs depending on their admission status. Summer 2019 information will be published by February 1st.

Space is limited in each session and you should register as soon as possible. DO NOT make travel arrangements before your registration is complete and confirmed.

Our program focuses on four main co-curricular themes. 

  • Health & Safety:  This is a new environment, and we know that all students need to know about the resources for a successful, healthy, safe transition.
  • Mental Wellness:  Students continue to place high pressure on themselves for success at the University.  We will talk about this, and ways to manage this pressure.
  • Identity & Respect:  The University of Nevada is an inclusive environment, with many different identities.  The University is also a respectful environment.  Orientation is the time when we introduce the balance of inclusiveness and respect that we strive to achieve every day.
  • Alma Mater & Community:  Throughout Orientation, we discuss what it means to be a member of the Pack.  Our community, our University, our commitment.

Visit our New Student Orientation Registration page to learn more about the registration process and to sign-up for an orientation session.

First Year Students

First Year Students

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Parents and Families

Parents and Families


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Contact Us

Contact New Student Initiatives (0191)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


Phone (775) 784-4306

Fax (775) 784-4607

Clark Administration, Basement