First-Year Orientation

First-Year Students

Your UNLV experience starts here!

We're Excited You're Attending UNLV!

New Student Orientation will help you make a successful transition to college. You'll connect with future classmates, learn about the services available to help you succeed, and explore opportunities to get involved.

We look forward to supporting you along the way to ensure you are ready for your first semester at UNLV!

New Student Orientation Overview

This program will help you make a successful transition to UNLV. Attending orientation is mandatory for all first-year students. All first-year students must also complete the Online Pre-Orientation course in WebCampus before attending their scheduled orientation.

Throughout the orientation programs, you'll learn about the services available to help you succeed, discover academic enrichment opportunities, and explore the ways to get involved on the UNLV campus. You'll also meet with academic advising for your major and learn how to be successful at UNLV.

Academic Advising — Fall Semester

Establishing a relationship with an academic advisor ensures that you meet degree requirements and accomplish your personal and educational goals. First-year students will receive their class schedules during orientation and learn valuable information about degree requirements. Guests are not permitted to attend advising and class registration session with their students.

Your academic advisor will enroll you in the appropriate courses based on your major and official placement information submitted to the Office of Admissions. If you do not have official placement scores or wish to improve your placement, review the UNLV Placement Assessment options. Official placement information must be submitted to the Office of Admissions prior to your scheduled orientation.

Register for Classes — Spring Semester

Academic advising is not provided during spring orientation. All new students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Contact your Advising Center as soon as possible.

Family and Guests

Family members and guests are invited to attend UNLV Family Orientation. This unique program will address the priorities and questions that family members typically have.