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Incoming Student Orientation
Welcome to SNC Tahoe Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), which runs on campus from August 14 – 16, is required for all entering freshmen. We recommend that transfer students attend SOAR, but they can also attend a Transfer Student Orientation session on Friday morning August 18th.
Arrival Dates & Times
All new incoming students should arrive on campus on Monday, August 14th at 9 am. All students taking placement exams should arrive promptly at 9:00am. If you are unsure if you will be taking a placement exam, please call the Admissions Office. Students must submit a nonrefundable $150 deposit and the Admit Student Reply Form before they will be mailed an orientation and advising packet.
Tahoe or Wilderness Orientation
Join your classmates in exploring your new neighborhood – the pristine alpine environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin. SNC’s Tahoe and Wilderness Orientation programs, which run immediately after SOAR from August 16th – 20th, are not mandatory but are highly recommended for all new students. Meet new friends, ease the transition into college life, and discover the unique opportunities of an SNC education. $100 covers all costs and equipment.
By Air: The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the closest commercial airport, approximately 30 miles from SNC. The North Lake Tahoe Express provides scheduled shuttle service, reserve in advance.
Driving Directions: click HERE
SOAR Fall 2017
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration
Monday, August 14th
|9:00am-3:00pm||Residence Halls Open for NEW Student Move-in: Patterson Hall Lobby|
|9:00am-3:00pm||Admissions Check-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
Get your welcome packet
IT Help Desk staff available for laptop connectivity
|9:00am-3:00pm||Placement Testing: Prim Library 3rd Floor, Office 304
Students must complete placement testing before moving into the residence halls
|10:15 & 11:00am||SNC Tahoe Campus Tours: Patterson Hall Lobby|
|11:45am-2:00pm||Lunch: Patterson Dining Hall
New students: pick up your SNC ID card at the Registrar’s office prior to lunch.
Parents/Community rate is $12.50 plus tax
|1:00pm-2:00pm||Wilderness and Tahoe Orientation Check-In: Please stop by the check-in table in Patterson Hall Lobby if registered for either of these programs to receive an itinerary and ask any questions.|
|2:00pm-3:00pm||SNC Active Learning Workshops for Students: Patterson Lawn
Explore the 4 Core Themes through a series of team building activities led by current students highlighting SNC's focus on active learning!
|2:00pm-3:00pm||Student Life Information Session for Parents: TCES 106 with Lizzie Thibodeau, Jackie Dontcho, Nicole Ferguson, and Annamarie Jones|
|3:3pm-3:45pm||SNC Welcome Address with President Alan Walker and Provost Shannon Beets: Campbell-Friedman Lawn|
|3:45pm-5:00pm||Eagles Have Landed BBQ and Mixer: Patterson Hall, Lawn, and Patio.
Come meet staff, faculty, and other students from your department and enjoy some free BBQ!
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Roller Skating & S’Mores at Northstar-at-Tahoe: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby and bring a warm coat and a water bottle.|
|5:00pm-6:00pm||Parents Cocktail Reception with SNC Leadership: Patterson Lawn
An opportunity for parents to meet and mingle with fellow parents, SNC leadership, faculty, and staff.
|9:00pm-9:30pm||Ice Cream Social & Meet your Residence Advisor (RA): On your dorm floor|
Tuesday, August 15th
|7:30am-9:00am||Breakfast: Patterson Dining Hall|
|9:00am-9:30am||Incline Hospital, Fire Department, and Sheriff's Department Introductions: Patterson Hall|
|9:30am-12:00pm||MANDATORY Incoming Student Orientation Sessions: Meet in Patterson Hall and bring your laptop!
|12:00pm-12:30pm||SNC Tahoe Scavenger Hunt: Meets in Patterson Hall Lobby, ends at Ski Beach
Meet your Orientation Session Group to compete as a team in the scavenger hunt.
|12:30pm-3:30pm||Student Government Association Beach BBQ at Ski Beach: Enjoy a free BBQ, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, and other lawn games right on Lake Tahoe courtesy of your SGA! Food served from 12:30-2:00pm. Activities until 3:30pm.|
|3:00pm-4:00pm||Student Federal Work Study Training Session #1: TCES 106|
|3:00pm-5:00pm||Late Placement Testing: Prim Library, 3rd Floor, Room 304|
|4:00pm-5:00pm||SNC Athletic Department New Athletes Specific Sport Team Meetings: Mandatory for all new athletes. Please come find your coach in Patterson Hall.|
|4:00pm-6:00pm||Tie-Dye: Patterson Patio. Design you own SNC gear to wear for Tahoe and Wilderness Orientation. Bring or buy additional items from the student store to tie-dye if you'd like!|
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Dinner: Patterson Hall|
|6:00pm-9:00pm||Capture the Flag: Patterson Lawn|
Wednesday, August 16th
|7:30am-9:30pm||Breakfast: Patterson Hall|
|9:00am-4:00pm||Advising, Registration, & Complete Orientation Checklist: Prim Library 1st Floor
Complete all Orientation checklist items TODAY! Students who registered for classes during the summer will not have an advising appointment; however, if you wish to meet with your advisor, please contact the admissions office.
|9:00am-12:30pm||Late Arrival Placement Testing: Prim Library, 3rd Floor, Room 304|
|11:45am-2:00pm||Lunch: Patterson Dining Hall|
|1:00pm-10:00pm||Wilderness Orientation Participants meet to begin Wilderness Orientation: Campbell-Friedman Lawn|
Disc Golf: Come check out our local Incline Disc Golf course. Bring your own discs if you have your own, otherwise you can borrow this equipment from the college. Before attending, please make sure you won't miss your advising appointment
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||
Tahoe Orientation Participants meet to begin Tahoe Orientation: Campbell-Friedman Lawn
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Dinner: Patterson Dining Hall|
Transfer Student One-Day Orientation: Friday, August 18th
|9:00am-11:30am||Make-Up Student Orientation Sessions: TCES 139/141
Please Bring your Laptop!