Parents and Family

The parent and family program is part of the overall new student orientation experience. Orientation programs for parents include many of the same workshops as the students. By attending parent orientation, you'll learn about student services available to help you provide greater support to your student. See below for more information about the parent program including a sample schedule.

  • The parent program is separate from the student although will cover similar information.
  • While parents and students are separate for the majority of the orientation, there is time to connect and take care of business.
  • Students must register their parents/guests through their orientation registration account.
  • There is a $75 per guest fee which covers programming, materials and meals.

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Overnight Orientation for New Student Parents

Costs: The parent/guest fee is $75.00 per guest. The program fee covers three meals, supplies/materiels, and program operation. Parent's who decide to stay the night in a residence hall will be charged and additional $55 per parent.

Overnight Details: Parents are welcome, but not required, to stay overnight in a residence hall at an additional cost of $55/parent. Parents will stay in a different hall then the students. Sheets, blanket, pillow, and towels are provided; yet soap and other toiletries are not. Parents should be prepared to experience residence hall level accommodations. Parents will not be assigned roommates and couples will be housed together.

Refunds: Parent/guest program and overnight fees will be refunded if reservations are cancelled 10 days prior to the scheduled program. There is a $20 processing fee.

Check-In: Parents will check in at the same time as their student. Check-in for the Overnight program is from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Nevada Living Learning Community (LLC). 

Session Times: On day one, the Welcome session will begin at 1:00 PM followed by various workshops regarding student success and resources. The first evening wraps up with a catered dinner and student panel, concluding about 7:00pm. Day two begins with a check-out and breakfast before moving into additional  workshops about finances, campus safety, and academics. Lunch and snacks are provided. Additional workshops follow lunch along with opportunities to handle campus business.

Travel to Campus: Travel to the University is not included as part of the Orientation program. If traveling by plane, the university is easily accessed from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, located about 15 minutes from campus. If traveling by car, campus is easily accessed from Interstate 80 via North Virginia Street.

Airport to Campus Shuttle: We offer an airport to campus shuttle service during the Orientation season. The shuttle will operate from 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM on Day 1 of the program, and from 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM on Day 2. Please proceed to baggage claim to be directed to the shuttle to take you to campus. Campus to airport trips will originate from the drop off location near the Residence Halls.

Parking: Space has been allocated in the Sierra Garage, entrance located at 1264 North Sierra Street, for ease of access to the Nevada Living Learning Community. A parking permit will be available on this website one week prior to your orientation date.

What to Wear: Each session takes place on the 255-acre University of Nevada campus. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear, as many spaces throughout campus are utilized throughout the program.

What to Bring: Most required items are provided, yet you will want to bring a pen and paper to take notes, as well as appropriate clothing (Reno weather can fluctuate throughout the day), and overnight items. Spending money is also nice, but not required.

Disability Accommodations: New Student Initiatives wants to ensure that students and their families with disabilities are able to fully participate in Orientation. Please indicate your accommodation needs during the sign up process or be re-access your account. You may also email us at orientation@unr.edu your specific request. Students are also encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center (775-784-6000) prior to Orientation so you may schedule a meeting time while on campus.

Parent Program
*Tentative, subject to change

DAY ONE

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Check-in at Nevada Living Learning Community
1:00 PM: Welcome @ Joe Crowley Student Union
1:45 PM: academic Advising Overview,  Campus Success Workshops  and Health Center discussion/overview.
5:15 PM: Dinner, Student Panel
7:00 PM: Evening Wrap Up

DAY TWO

7:30 AM: Room check out and breakfast
8:30 AM: Paying For School - Scholarship and Financial Aid 
9:30 AM: Campus Safety workshop
11:00 AM: Living on & off campus
12:00 PM: Lunch & Information Fair
1:30 PM: Campus Pride & Traditions
2:15 PM: Special Interest Workshops: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Research, Campus Leadership & Involvement and many more.

Registration will begin on March 1.

Please do not make travel arrangements prior to confirming your Orientation date. Final date availability is determined through the sign up system, as each session is limited by both total attendees, and individual college totals.

  • Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18
  • Thursday-Friday, June 20-21
  • Monday-Tuesday, July 8-9
  • Thursday-Friday, July 11-12
  • Monday-Tuesday, July 15-16
  • Thursday-Friday, July 18-19

Single Day Orientation for New Student Parents

Costs: The parent/guest fee is $75.00 per guest. The program fee covers two meals, snacks, supplies/materials, and program operation.

Refunds: Parent/guest program fees will be refunded if reservations are cancelled 10 days prior to the scheduled program. There is a $20 processing fee.

Check-In: Parents will check in at the same time as their student. Check-in for the Single Day program is from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Session Times: Welcome will be start at 8:30 a.m., with various workshops, small groups and other activities following throughout the day.

Travel to Campus: Travel to the University is not included as part of the orientation program. If traveling by plane, the University is easily accessed from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, located about 15 minutes from campus. If traveling by car, campus is easily accessed from Interstate 80 via North Virginia Street.

Airport to Campus Shuttle: We offer an airport to campus shuttle service during the Orientation season. The shuttle will operate from 6:30 - 8:20 AM and from 6:30 - 8:45 PM. Please proceed to baggage claim to be directed to the shuttle. The shuttle from campus to the airport at the end of the day will leave from the front opf the Joe Crowley Student Union, near the flag poles.

Parking: Space has been allocated in the West Stadium Parking Complex, floors 4, 5, 6, entrance located on North Virginia Street. A parking permit will be available on this website 1 week prior to your orientation date.

What to Wear: Each session takes place on the 255-acre University of Nevada campus. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear, as many spaces throughout the union are utilized throughout the program.

What to Bring: Most required items are provided, yet please bring a pen and paper to take notes and appropriate clothes (Reno weather can fluctuate throughout the day). Spending money is also nice, but not required.

Disability Accommodations: New Student Initiatives wants to ensure that students and their families with disabilities are able to fully participate in Orientation. Please indicate your accommodation needs during the sign up process or be re-access your account. You may also email us at orientation@unr.edu your specific request. Students are also encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center (775-784-6000) prior to Orientation so you may schedule a meeting time while on campus.

Parent Schedule
 *
Tentative, subject to change

7:30 - 8:30 AM: Check-In at Joe Crowley Student Union (North Entrance)
8:30 AM: Welcome – Joe Crowley Student Union
9:15 AM: Academic Advising Overview
10:45 AM: Living or Off Campus information
11:30 PM: Lunch & Information Fair
1:15PM: Campus Safety Overview
2:30 PM: Paying for School - Scholarships or Finanical Aid
3:30 PM: Campus Services Workshops
5:20 PM: Dinner & Student Panel
7:30 PM: Campus Pride & Traditions

Optional: Residence Hall Tours 7:30PM

Registration will begin on March 1.

Please do not make travel arrangements prior to confirming your Orientation date. Final date availability is determined through the sign up system, as each session is limited by both total attendees, and individual college totals.

  • Friday, June 14
  • Monday, June 24
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Monday, July 1
  • Monday, July 22
  • Wednesday, July 24
  • Wednesday, July 31

Single Day Orientation for Transfer Student Parents

Costs: The parent/guest fee is $30.00 for the program. The parent program expenses include lunch, supplies/materiels, and program operation. 

Refund: Parent/guest program fees will be refunded if reservations are cancelled 10 days prior to the scheduled program. There is a $20 processing fee.

Parents and Guests: We encourage parents and Guests to attend the orientation program, as their knowledge and awareness of campus resources assists in easing a student’s transition to the University.  For this program only, students and parents/guests follow the same schedule.

Check-In: Check-in for the Transfer program is from 7:30 to 8:45 AM at the Joe Crowley Student Union (North Entrance).

Session Times: Welcome will be start at 9:00 AM, with various workshops, small groups and other activities following throughout the day and into the afternoon. Lunch and snacks are provided.

What to Wear: Each session takes place on the 255-acre University of Nevada campus. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear, as many spaces throughout campus are utilized throughout the program

What to Bring: Most things are provided, yet please bring pen and paper to take notes, and appropriate clothes (Reno weather can fluctuate throughout the day). Spending money is also nice, but not required.

Travel to Campus: Travel to the University is not included as part of the Orientation program. If traveling by plane, the University is easily accessed from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, located about 15 minutes from campus. If traveling by car, campus is easily accessed from Interstate 80 via North Virginia Street.

Parking: Space has been allocated in the West Stadium Complex, entrance located at Virginia Street. A parking permit will be available on this website one week prior to your orientation date.

Disability Accommodations: New Student Initiatives wants to ensure that students and their families with disabilities are able to fully participate in Orientation. Please indicate your accommodation needs during the sign up process or be re-access your account. You may also email us at orientation@unr.edu your specific request. Students are also encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center (775/784-6000) prior to Orientation so you may schedule a meeting time while on campus.

7:30 - 8:45 AM: Check-In at Joe Crowley Student Union (North Entrance)
9:00 AM: Welcome – Joe Crowley Student Union
10:00 AM: Workshops - Academic Success, Campus Involvement
11:00 AM: College Contact & Academic Overview
12:00 PM: Lunch & Information Fair
1:30 PM: Campus Tours
3:00 PM: Workshops - Campus Safety, Campus Connections, Campus Resources
4:00 PM: Special Interest Workshops & Individual Follow-Up Meetings

*Tentative, subject to change

Registration will begin on March 1.

Please do not make travel arrangements prior to confirming your Orientation date. Final date availability is determined through the sign up system, as each session is limited by both total attendees, and individual college totals.

  • Friday, June 28
  • Monday, July 29