Incoming Student Orientation

Welcome to SNC Tahoe Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), which runs on campus on January 12th, 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 Friday, January 12th at 9 am. All students taking placement exams should arrive promptly at 8:00am. 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.


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 2018

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Friday, January 12th

8:00am-10:00am Placement Testing: Check-in 3rd Floor of Prim Library at Office 304
9:00am-1:00pm Brunch: Patterson Hall
9:00am-5:00pm Campus Store Open: Located inside Prim Library on the 1st Floor
9:00am-12:00pm Admissions Check-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
9:00am-12:00pm Residence Halls Open for New Student Move-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
9:00am-12:00pm Advising Sessions: Check-in 3rd Floor of Prim Library at Office 304
1:00pm-4:00pm MANDATORY New Student Orientation Sessions: TCES 106
Welcome from President Alan Walker
Session #1 What it Means to be an Eagle & Student Activities with Will Hoida
Session #2 Student Life with Lissie Thibodeau and Aaron Zendner
Session #3 Academic Policies and SNCSIS with Jane Rainwater
Session #4 Financial Aid, Student Accounts, SNCSIS and Textbook with Judy Roberts, Jackie Dontcho, and Annamarie Jones
Session #5 ITS Connectivity, Email and Printers with Forest Goodman
Session #6 Title IX with Shannon Beets
Session #7 Incline Emergency Services Introduction with Washoe County Sheriff and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
4:00pm-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
4:00pm-4:30pm SNC Welcome Address with President Alan Walker and Provost Shannon Beets: Campbell-Friedman Lawn
3:45pm-5:00pm Parent Student Life Information Session: Patterson Hall Room 207
5:00pm-7:00pm Pizza & Bowling in Incline: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby. Pizza will be provided.
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