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 Thursday January 15th 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.
hidden 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.
Sorry – the Tahoe and Wilderness Orientation programs are full for Fall 2014.
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 2015
Thursday, 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
|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 Interim President Shannon Beets, Faculty & Staff: Patterson Dining Hall|
|1:00pm - 5:00pm||Orientation Checklist Completion:
|1:00pm - 4:30pm||Advising Sessions: Prim Library|
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||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 dressed in warm clothes. Pizza and s’mores will be provided.|
Friday, January 16th
|9:00am - 5:00pm||Residence Halls Open for RETURNING Student Move-in: Patterson Lobby|
|9:00am - 11:00am||MANDATORY New Student Orientation Sessions and Continental Breakfast: Patterson Hall Room 207
|11:00am - 5:00pm||Orientation Checklist Completion:
|11:30am - 6:30pm||Burritos & Boarding at Boreal: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby with your ski or snowboarding gear. T’s Burrito’s will be provided for lunch.|
|5:00pm - 7:00pm||Dinner: Patterson Dining Hall|