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Military & Veteran Students

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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 Military & Veteran Transition Orientation and Online Pre-Orientation courses introduce you to life as a UNLV student. 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 campus.

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Virtual Military & Veteran Transition Orientation Overview

This virtual program will help you make a successful transition to UNLV. Military and veteran students are strongly encouraged to attend orientation. All incoming students are required to complete the Online Pre-Orientation regardless of orientation attendance. A one-time orientation fee will apply to all incoming students.

Before virtual orientation, you must complete the Military & Veteran Transition Orientation course. At virtual orientation, you'll participate in a special live welcome session with fellow classmates and learn how to prepare for your first semester at UNLV.

For questions, please contact the Military & Veterans Services Center at 702-895-2290 or

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 5th, 10am - 12pm 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. Military and veteran students are required to make an advising appointment and meet with an academic advisor in order to register for classes. Advising and class registration sessions are not offered during Military & Veteran Transition Orientation. Contact your Advising Center to schedule an appointment.

VA benefit users who wish to qualify for full-time housing allowance are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits (undergraduate) or 9 credits (graduate) each semester. At least one class spanning the full semester must be classified as campus-based to receive the local housing rate.

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.