New Student Orientation

Easing your transition to college life

Summer Orientation 2021

All social distancing restrictions have been lifted. We have lifted capacity restrictions on our in-person supplemental sessions.

We are excited to welcome new students and families to the Wolf Pack through online and in-person orientation programs this summer. Summer Orientation 2021 includes a required online experience (students only) and optional supplemental sessions held on campus and online (students and guests). Be sure to complete Advanced Registration in order to be eligible for orientation registration.

Through orientation you will find out how to get involved, get connected, and make the most of services that help you succeed at the University of Nevada, Reno. First-year students will also meet with academic advisors to go over course requirements for your major and make any changes to your class schedule. University faculty, administrators, advisors and current students participate in orientation to answer your questions and welcome you to the Pack.

Summer Orientation 2021 will happen in two parts:

Part 1

Part 1 is a required online orientation day for students only. Students must register for one of the available dates. One week prior to their scheduled orientation day, students will receive a set of pre-orientation tasks they must complete prior to the online orientation.

Part 2

Part 2 of orientation is an optional supplemental program for students, parents and guests. Participants can attend this program in-person or online. Students and guests will need to register for one of the available dates. Due to COVID restrictions, space is limited for each in-person program. We cannot guarantee a space for everyone. Please do not make travel arrangements until your registration is confirmed.

Please click the sections below for registration, dates and more information.

  • Part 1: Online Orientation dates for first-year students

    Required for all first-year students. 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. online. You will also receive pre-orientation materials to complete at your own pace during the week prior to your orientation date.

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    • June 8, 2021 (Tue)
    • June 10, 2021 (Thu)
    • June 16, 2021 (Wed)
    • June 22, 2021 (Tue)
    • June 24, 2021 (Thu)
    • July 7, 2021 (Wed)
    • July 13, 2021 (Tue)
    • July 15, 2021 (Thu)
    • July 27, 2021 (Tue)
    • July 29, 2021 (Thu)
  • Part 1: Online Orientation dates for transfer students

    Strongly encouraged for all new transfer students. 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. online. You will receive pre-orientation materials to complete at your own pace during the week prior to your orientation date.

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    • June 30, 2021 (Wed)
    • July 21, 2021 (Wed)
  • Part 2: Supplemental Program for students and guests

    All social distancing restrictions have been lifted. We have increased the capacity for all in-person programs.

    New students and guests are invited to join us for an optional experience to supplement students' required online session. This program is a truly unique opportunity for students and guests to engage and interact with the campus and campus community in a way that is very different from Nevada Bound or the On-line orientation. The supplemental programs features workshops and interactions with departments not featured in on-line orientation including housing and dining, resource and department fairs, special sessions for families, new student meetups led by Orientation Leaders, in-depth tours of the fitness center, residence halls and more. In addition, faculty, staff and current Wolf Pack parents will be available for meet and greet. We recommend registering for a supplemental session held after your online orientation date. There are two way to attend, In-person and online.


    This on campus, in-person program runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost to register for an in-person supplemental program is free for students and $30 per guest.

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    Program Details


    A live, online version of the supplemental orientation program is available for students and guests who cannot come to campus. The online program mimics the in-person program in content. This program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. online (you can attend the whole program or select only the sessions that interest you). The online program is free to attend for both students and guests.

    Recorded sessions will also be available on demand beginning in July.

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    Available supplemental orientation program dates:

    • Friday, June 11, 2021 (In-person)
    • Friday, June 18, 2021 (In-person)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021 (In-person)
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 (Online)
    • Friday, July 9, 2021 (In-person)
    • Friday, July 16, 2021 (In-person)
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (Online)
    • Friday, July 30, 2021 (In-Person)
  • Information about Freshman Summer Start

    Summer Freshman Start is an opportunity for incoming freshmen to independently experience campus while attending regular college classes during the summer before their first fall semester. A wide variety of summer courses are offered, including those that satisfy core requirements. Taking classes this summer will allow you to get an early start on your education, familiarize yourself with the University’s great resources, and meet new people - all before the rush of fall. Plus, Summer Freshman Start tuition awards are available! Please see the Summer Freshman Start website for more details.