New Student Orientation
Welcome to SNC
The administration, staff, and faculty of Sierra Nevada College extend our warmest welcome to our new students! We are here to help make your collegiate experience an exciting, educational, and enjoyable one.
Arrival Dates & Times
All new incoming students should arrive on campus on Wednesday, January 15 between 9:00am-11:30am. 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 or check your VIP checklist. Students must submit a nonrefundable $150 deposit and the Admit Student Reply Form before they will be mailed an orientation and advising packet. Orientation on January 15 – 17 is required for all new students.
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 | Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration
Wednesday, January 15th
|9:00am-11:30am||Residence Halls Open for NEW Student Move-in: Patterson Hall Lobby|
|9:00am-11:30am||Admissions Check-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
Meet Representatives from Admissions, IT Help Desk, Student Activities, Student Government Assoc.
|9:00am-11:30am||Placement Testing: Tutoring Center on the 3rd Floor of Prim Library
You must complete placement testing prior to attending Orientation activities.
|11:30am-1:00pm||Complimentary Lunch with Provost Shannon Beets followed by a Mixer with SNC Faculty & Staff: Patterson Dining Hall|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||MANDATORY New Student Orientation Sessions: Patterson Hall Rm.207
|3:00pm-3:30pm||Student Life Information Session for Parents Patterson Hall Rm. 207|
|3:30pm-5:00pm||Late Placement Testing: Prim Library-Tutoring Center
Available for students who did not complete testing in the morning.
|5:00pm-9:00pm||Pizza, Ice Skating & S’Mores at Northstar-at-Tahoe: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby|
Thursday, January 16th
|9:00am-1:00pm||Brunch: Patterson Dining Hall|
|9:30am-1:00pm||Advising Sessions: Prim Library|
|1:00pm-5:00pm||Orientation Checklist Completion:
|3:30pm-5:30pm||Bowling & Burritos: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby|
|6:00pm-8:00pm||Climbing at High Altitude Fitness: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby|
Friday, January 17th
|7:30am-4:30pm||Skiing/Riding at Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided
|9:00am-5:00pm||Residence Halls Open for RETURNING Student Move-in: Patterson Lobby|
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Dinner: Patterson Dining Hall|