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Welcome new students! We are here to help make your collegiate experience an exciting, educational, and enjoyable one.

New Student Orientation

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Welcome to SNC Tahoe SOAR

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration, which runs on campus from January 14th & 15th, is required for all new students.

Arrival Dates & Times

All new incoming students should arrive on campus on Thursday, January 14th between 9:00 – 11:30 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 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.


Getting Here

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 Spring 2016

Thursday, January 14th
9:00 - 11:30am Admissions Check-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
Meet representatives from Admissions, IT Help Desk, Student Activities, & Student Government Association
9:00 - 11:30am Residence Halls Open for New Student Move-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
9:00 - 11:30am Placement Testing: Prim Library, 3rd Floor, Office 304
(You must complete placement testing prior to attending Orientation activities)
11:30am - 12:00pm Welcome Address with President Dr. Alan Walker and Provost Shannon Beets: Patterson Hall
12:00 - 2:00pm Complementary Lunch: Patterson Hall
1:00  - 5:00pm Orientation Checklist Completion: 

  1. Check-in with Financial Aid
  2. Registrar's Office for Registration and Student ID
  3. Check-in with Student Accounts
1:00 - 4:00pm Advising Sessions: Prim Library, 3rd Floor, Office 304
1:00 - 1:30pm Parent Student Life Information Session: Patterson Hall, room 207
4:00 - 7:00pm Pizza, Ice Skating, & S'Mores at Northstar-at-Tahoe: Meet in Patterson Hall lobby dressed in warm clothes. Pizza and s'mores will be provided.
Friday, January 15th
9:00am - 1:00pm Brunch: Patterson Dining Hall
9:30am-12:30pm MANDATORY New Student Orientation Sessions: Patterson Hall room 207

  • Session #1 What it Means to be an Eagle with Dean Will Hoida
  • Session #2 Student Life with Lizzie Thibodeau and Aaron Zendner
  • Session #3 Academic Policies and SNCSIS with Jane Rainwater
  • Session #4 Financial Aid, Student Accounts, SNCSIS, and Textbooks with Nicole Ferguson, Jackie Dontcho, and Annamarie Jones
  • Session #5 IT Connectivity, Email, Printers, and SNCSIS with Forest Goodman
  • Session #6 (PL 214): Title IX with Holly Atkins and Jon Cherry
  • Session #7 Incline Emergency Services Introduction with Washoe County Sheriff and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
12:30 - 5:00pm Orientation Checklist Completion: 

  1. Check-in with Financial Aid
  2. Registrar's Office for Registration and Student ID
  3. Check-in with Student Accounts
12:45  - 4:30pm Skiing & Snowboarding at Boreal: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby with your ski or snowboard gear.
5:00 - 7:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall
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