Students hiking during a Sierra Nevada College orientation trip
Welcome new students!
Get ready for a rich and exciting collegiate experience.

Incoming Student Orientation

Arrival Dates & Times

New incoming student move-in is Friday, January 17th from 9 am - 12 pm. All students needing advising, registration, or taking placement exams should arrive promptly at 9 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

Spring Orientation 2020

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Friday, January 17th

8:00am - 10:00am Placement Testing: Check-in 3rd Floor of Prim Library at Office 304
8:00am - 1:15pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm Campus Store Open: Located inside Prim Library on the 1st Floor
9:00am - 1:30pm Brunch: Patterson Hall
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 - 3:00pm MANDATORY New Student Orientation Sessions: Patterson Hall Room 207
Session #1 What it Means to be an Eagle & Student Activities with Will Hoida
Session #2 Academic Policies and SNCSIS with Jane Rainwater
Session #3 Financial Aid, Student Accounts, SNCSIS and Textbook 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
3:00pm - 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 Parent Student Life Information Session: Patterson Hall Room 207
4:30pm - 7:00pm Sunset/Moonlight Snowshoe Hike at Diamond Peak: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby dressed in warm layers and waterproof boots. Snowshoes and dinner will be provided.
5:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall