First-Year Orientation

First-Year Students

Your UNLV experience starts here!

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Virtual 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.

The Virtual New Student Orientation and Online Pre-Orientation courses introduce you to life at UNLV and are required for all first-year students. 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.

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Virtual New Student Orientation Overview

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

At orientation, you'll join a special live welcome session, complete a WebCampus course to learn more about academic advising for your major, participate in a virtual group meet-up with fellow classmates, and understand how to prepare for your first semester at UNLV.

Please read your New Student Orientation Handbook to review important university policies. The handbook accompanies your orientation and includes resources for future reference.


Event Information

Virtual Event
January 6th
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time

An email with the link and instructions for this virtual event will be provided a couple of days before your scheduled orientation session. You can join orientation from the comfort of your preferred digital device.

Academic Advising – Fall Semester

Establishing a relationship with an academic advisor ensures that you meet degree requirements and accomplish your personal and educational goals.

Students will receive their class schedules during orientation. You'll participate in a WebCampus course prepared by academic advisors from your college, learn valuable information about degree requirements, hear about opportunities to enrich your experience, attend a live presentation, and view your class schedule. Guests are not permitted to attend advising and class registration sessions 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. Schedule an appointment at 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.