Incoming students checking in to Sierra Nevada College's new student orientation and registration.
Welcome new students!
Get ready for a rich and exciting collegiate experience.

Incoming Student Orientation

Welcome to SNC Tahoe Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), is required for all new students. Come meet new students, connect with IT, and check in with admissions.

All new incoming students should arrive on campus on starting at 9 am. All students taking placement exams should arrive promptly at 8 am. 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 2019

Friday, January 18th
8:00 - 10:00 am Placement Testing: Check-in 3rd Floor of Prim Library of Office 304
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Brunch: Patterson Hall
Free for all new students
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Campus Store Open: Located inside Prim Library on the 1st Floor
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Admissions Check-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
9:00 am - 12:00pm Residence Halls Open for New Student Move-in: Patterson Hall Lobby
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Advising Sessions: Check in on 3rd Floor of Prim Library at Office 304
1:00-3:00 pm MANDATORY New Student Orientation Sessions: Patterson Hall Room 207

  • Session #1 What it Means to be an Eagle & Student Activities with Dean Will Hoida
  • Session #2 Academic Policies and SNCSIS with Jane Rainwater
  • Session #3 Financial Aid, Student Accounts, SNCSIS, and Textbooks with Judy Roberts, Jackie Dontcho and Annamarie Jones
  • Session #4 ITS Connectivity, Email, and Printers with Forest Goodman
  • Session #5 Student Life/Title IX Handout with Lizzie Thibodeau and Aaron Zendner
2:00  - 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
3:30 - 4:00 pm Parent Student Life Information Session: Patterson Hall Room 207
4:30 - 8:30 pm Moonlight Snowshoe Hike at Diamond Peak: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby dressed in warm layers and waterproof boots. Snowshoes, Dinner, s'mores, and hot chocolate will be provided.
5:00 - 7:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall
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