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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 13th through 15th, is required for all entering freshmen. We recommend that transfer students also attend SOAR.
Arrival Dates & Times
All new incoming students should arrive on campus on Monday, August 13th 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 2018
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration
Monday, August 13th
|8:30am- 6:00pm||SNC Campus Store Open: Prim Library First Floor|
|9:00am- 2:00pm||Placement Testing: Check-in 3rd Floor of Prim Library at Office 304
Student must complete placement testing before moving into the residence halls.
|9:00am-2:00pm||Admissions Check-In: Patterson Hall Lobby
Get your welcome packet, IT Help Desk available for laptop connectivity
|9:00am-2:00pm||Residence Halls Open for Mandatory New and Transfer Student Move-In: Patterson Hall Lobby|
|11:00am-11:30pm||SNC Tahoe Campus Tour: Patterson Hall Lobby|
|11:45am-2:00pm||Lunch: Patterson Dining Hall. Students please get your ID/meal card from the Registrar's office beforehand. Parents/Community rate is $12.50 plus tax|
|2:00pm-3:00pm||Wilderness and Tahoe Orientation Check-In: Please stop by the check-in table in Patterson Hall Lobby if registered for one of these two programs to receive an itinerary and ask questions.|
|3:00pm-3:45pm||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
|3:00pm-3:45pm||Student Life Information Session for Parents: TCES 139/141 with Lizzie Thibodeau, Jackie Dontcho, Judy Roberts, and Annamarie Jones|
|4:00pm-4:15pm||SNC Welcome Address with President Walker & Provost Beets: Classical Tahoe Tent|
|4:15pm-5:30pm||Eagles Have Landed BBQ: Patterson Hall & Patio. New students and their families are invited to enjoy a complementary BBQ and meet SNC faculty and staff. Live music with SNC students!|
|5:30pm-8:30pm||Roller Skating & S'mores at Northstar-at-Tahoe: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby and bring a warm coat and a water bottle (second trip from 7:00-9:00 pm, if needed!)|
|9:00pm-9:30pm||Ice Cream Social & Meet Your Residence Advisor (RA): On your dorm floor|
Tuesday, August 14th
|7:30am-9:00am||Breakfast: Patterson Hall|
|8:30am-9:30am||Admissions Check-In: Patterson Hall Lobby|
|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. Bring your laptop!
|12:30pm-1:00pm||SNC Tahoe Scavenger Hunt: Meets in Patterson Hall Lobby and ends at Ski Beach.
Meet your Orientation Session Groups to compete as a team in the scavenger hunt. Winning team gets to move to the front of the line for lunch!
|1:00pm-3:00pm||Student Government Association Beach BBQ at Ski Beach: Enjoy a free BBQ, paddleboarding, beach volleyball, and other lawn games right on Lake Tahoe courtesy of your SGA!|
|3:00pm-5:00pm||Late Placement Testing: Prim Library, 3rd Floor, Office 304|
|4:00pm-6:00pm||Tie-Dye: Patterson Patio. Design your 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|
|7:00pm-8:00pm||Capture the Flag: Patterson Lawn|
Wednesday, August 15th
|7:30am-9:30am||Breakfast: Patterson Hall|
|9:00am-1:00pm||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, Office 304|
|11:45am-2:00pm||Lunch: Patterson Dining Hall|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||Wilderness Orientation Participants meet to begin Wilderness Orientation: Campbell-Friedman Lawn|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||Disc Golf: Come check out our local Incline Village Disc Golf course. Bring your discs if you have your own; otherwise, you can borrow this equipment from the college. Before attending, please make sure you do not 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 Hall|
(Thursday-Sunday, breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:00am and dinner from 5:00-7:00 daily)