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.
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration, which runs on campus from August 11th – 13th, is required for all new students.
Arrival Dates & Times
All new incoming students should arrive on campus on Monday, AUGUST 11th between 9:00am – 3:00pm. 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.
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 14th – 17th, 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 2014
Monday, August 11th
|9:00am – 3:00pm||Residence Halls Open for New Student Move-In: Patterson Hall Lobby
Breakfast available from 8:30am-11:00am in Patterson Hall
|9:00am – 3:00pm||Admissions Check-In: Patterson Hall Lobby
Get your welcome packet, IT Help Desk staff available for laptop connectivity
|10:00am – 2:30pm||Placement Testing
Complete placement testing before moving into the dorm! Sessions start at 10:00am, 10:45am, 1:00pm, & 1:45pm
|10:15 & 11:00am||SNC Campus Tours: Patterson Hall Lobby|
|11:30am – 2:00pm||Lunch: Patterson Dining Hall|
|2:00 – 3:00pm||SNC Active Learning Workshops: 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!
|3:30 – 4:00pm||SNC Welcome Address: Campbell – Friedman Lawn
President, Dr. Lynn Gillette; Executive Vice President and Provost, Shannon Beets
|4:00 – 6:00pm||Eagles Have Landed BBQ and Mixer: Patterson Lawn
Come meet staff, faculty and other students from your department and enjoy some free BBQ!
(Parents Dismissed following the mixer)
|6:00 – 8:30pm||Roller Skating & S’Mores at Northstar-at-Tahoe: Meet at Patterson Lobby
Bring a warm coat and water bottle.
|9:00pm||Ice Cream Social & Meet your Residence Assistant (RA): On your dorm floor|
Tuesday, August 12th
|7:30am – 8:30am||Breakfast: Patterson Dining Hall|
|9:00 – 11:45am||MANDATORY New Student Orientation Sessions: Meet in Patterson Hall and BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
|noon – 12:30pm||SNC Scavenger Hunt: Meet in Patterson Lobby, ends at Ski Beach
Meet your Orientation Session Group to compete as a team in the scavenger hunt.
|12:30 – 3:00pm||Student Government Association Beach BBQ at Ski Beach|
|3:00 – 5:00pm||Late Placement Testing: Prim Library, Room 304|
|6:00 – 9:00pm||Capture the Flag: Patterson Lawn|
Wednesday, August 13th
|7:30am – 8:30am||Breakfast: Patterson Hall|
|9:00am – 4:00pm||MANDATORY Advising, Registration, & Complete Orientation Checklist: 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 – 11:00am||Transfer Student Orientation Sessions: Meet in Patterson Hall and BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
|9:00am – 12:30pm||Late Arrival Placement Testing: Prim Library 1st Floor|
|12:30 – 4:00pm||Tie-Dye: Patterson Lawn
Design and create your own SNC gear to wear for New Student Immersion! Bring or buy additional items from the student store to tie-dye if you like!
|4:00 – 5:00pm||Meet for Wilderness & Tahoe Orientation: Patterson and Campbell-Friedman Lawns
Join your group for introductions and trip orientation.
|5:00 – 6:00pm||Dinner: Patterson Hall.|
Thursday, August 14th – Sunday August 17th
|WILDERNESS ORIENTATION and TAHOE ORIENTATION|