New Student Orientation: Welcome to the Pack!

Orientation is where Nevada students start the process of defining their  goals for academic and social success. This is an invaluable time to explore the University of Nevada, Reno campus and meet the other students that will make up the class of 2022. 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.

The LAST orientation is Thursday, August 23rd, Noon-8 PM

If you have not yet registered for this orientation but plan to attend, you may register in person at the Joe Crowley Student Union, 3rd floor beginning 12:00 PM

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.

Space is limited in each session and you should register as soon as possible. Visit our New Student Orientation Registration page to learn more about the registration process and to sign-up for an orientation session. 

Parking passes are located at the right side of the page.  A hard copy of the pass will need to be placed on the dashboard of your vehicle while attending Orientation. Hard copies of parking passes will be available at check-in for all orientation days.

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