New Student Orientation

Easing your transition to college life

Summer Orientation 2021

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). Registration will open online on April 12. Be sure to complete advanced registration and submit your immunization records in order to be eligible for orientation registration when it opens.

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.

At the University of Nevada, Reno you will be challenged in the classroom, find friends you will keep for a lifetime, and learn more about yourself and the person you want to become. Your summer orientation experience will help you feel connected and confident as you prepare for your first year.

  • 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.

    Registration opens online on April 12.

    • 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)
  • 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.

    Registration opens online on April 12.

    • June 30, 2021 (Wed)
    • July 21, 2021 (Wed)
  • In-person supplemental program for students and families/supporters

    We invite new students and guests to join us on campus for an in-person orientation experience to supplement your required online session. The supplemental program features workshops on financial aid, housing and dining, special sessions for families, new student meetups led by Orientation Leaders, campus tours and more. Participants will be expected to follow masking and social distancing requirements at all times while on campus. 

    Optional for all first-year and transfer students and their parents, family members or other supporters. The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on campus.

    Registration opens online on April 12. Do not make travel arrangements until your registration is confirmed.

    Space is limited due to current restrictions on the size of campus gatherings. We recommend registering for a supplemental session held after your online orientation date. The cost to register for an in-person supplemental program is free for students and $30 per guest. 

    • June 11, 2021 (Fri)
    • June 18, 2021 (Fri)
    • June 25, 2021 (Fri)
    • July 9, 2021 (Fri)
    • July 16, 2021 (Fri)
    • July 30, 2021 (Fri)
  • Online supplemental program for students and families/ supporters

    A live, online version of the supplemental orientation program is a great option for students and guests who cannot come to campus for a Friday program. The online supplemental program features workshops on financial aid, housing and dining, special sessions for parents and supporters, and more. 

    Optional for all first-year and transfer students and their parents, family members or other supporters. The 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).

    Registration opens online on April 12. We recommend registering for a supplemental session held after your online orientation date.

    •  June 29, 2021 (Tue)
    • July 20, 2021 (Tue)

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