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New Student Orientation
Welcome to SNC Tahoe SOAR
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration, which runs on campus from August 14th – 16th, is required for all new students.
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 and ease the transition into college life and 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, James Uyeda, 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 New 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-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-3:00pm||Rock Climbing at High Altitude Fitness: Come check out our local climbing gym or disc golf course. Bring either your climbing shoes/harness (if you have your own), or you can borrow this equipment from the college. Make sure you won't miss your advising appointment before attending!|
|3:00pm-5:00pm||Meet and Break into Wilderness and Tahoe Orientation Groups: Meet on Patterson & Campbell-Friedman Lawns|
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Dinner: Patterson Dining Hall|
Make-Up Session: Friday, August 18th
|9:00am-11:30am||Transfer/Make-Up Student Orientation Sessions: TCES 139/141
Please Bring your Laptop!