Should I bring money to pay for my classes at New Student Orientation?
Only for the math placement test ($11). You will not need to pay for your classes during New Student Orientation. UNLV uses an eBilling service You will receive an e-mail notification to your RebelMail account when your eBill is available for viewing. You may receive an up-to-date balance due on the online registration at any time You are responsible to have your tuition and fees paid by the due dates You will also be responsible for all late fees regardless of the status of a bill Nonpayment of fees may cause you to be financially withdrawn from your courses.
Do I really have to attend the whole day?
In order to enroll for classes, you must attend the whole New Student Orientation program. Attendance at New Student Orientation is a requirement for enrolling for your classes at the end of the day program. Attendance will be taken at various sessions. New Student Orientation has been carefully planned with your transition to college life at UNLV in mind. Note that if you do not attend all presentations, you will not enroll for your classes. Please do not schedule any appointments, such as physicals for college sports, music auditions, equipment fittings, etc. or plan to leave New Student Orientation for work commitments, etc. If you have not submitted ACT/SAT test scores you will need to take math placement test that day as well. We encourage you to submit your scores. To schedule a math placement test prior to New Student Orientation, follow the link here. There are additional fees that will apply for these placement tests. All engineering students must take both the math and chemistry placement tests. Calculators may be used for the chemistry test.
Can my parents come to New Student Orientation with me?
Yes, parents may attend New Student Orientation and have a separate orientation program designed just for them. Although this may, at first, seem insensitive, the student and parent orientations are purposely designed to be separate from one another. By holding separate orientations the staff is better able to address the unique priorities and questions that students and parents typically have. In addition, orientation is a step in your adjustment to college life dealing with topics you will encounter in college.
Why do I have to pay for New Student Orientation?
At orientation you will receive a meal, orientation materials, use of one of our campus facilities, and other little goodies along the way. When you arrive on campus in the fall you will receive a student handbook planner, which is produced by the orientation office. The office must also compensate the staff, who assist you during the program.
How can I switch my orientation date?
You can switch your orientation date using the same system you used when you made your New Student Orientation. Dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis due to program space limitations. There is no waiting list for orientation dates.
Is there a wait list for New Student Orientation?
There is no wait list for New Student Orientation. When changing your date, you must pick a date with an open spot. Dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis due to program and residence hall limitations. For this reason, we cannot accommodate students coming on the wrong date.
What happens if I miss my orientation date?
It is extremely important that you do not miss your New Student Orientation session date. If you do not notify the Orientation and Parents program office prior to your scheduled date, that you are unable to attend your SOAR, we assume you are no longer interested in attending UNLV.
What happens if I am going to be late for orientation?
If you are running late, please contact our office immediately at 702-895-2970. At that time our office staff will let you know if you should come to orientation or reschedule for another time.
What if I have something else planned during orientation (i.e., auditions, interviews, physical, awards banquet, job commitment, etc.)? Can I leave orientation and return after my scheduled events so that I can enroll for classes?
No. Attendance at New Student Orientation is mandatory. Choose an orientation date when you can attend the entire orientation program. In order to meet with an academic advisor and enroll for your fall classes, you must attend the whole day’s programs. Please keep this in mind when you are making your travel arrangements.
I made travel arrangements when I have to leave early/arrive late, is that ok?
In order to meet with an academic adviser and enroll for classes, you must attend the entire orientation program. Please keep this in mind when you are making your travel arrangements.
If I go to New Student Orientation at the end of the summer, does that mean I get all 8 a.m. classes?
You will not leave New Student Orientation without fall semester classes! Your academic adviser and an New Student Orientation staff member will help you enroll for classes that best meet your academic needs.
What if I get sick or have a family emergency during New Student Orientation?
We certainly hope this does not happen. If this does occur, please come to/call the Office of Admissions 702-895-2970 immediately. You can reschedule and finish completing the program on another date of your choice. You will make up any sessions you may have missed during your absence. Please remember that attendance at New Student Orientation is required in order to enroll for classes. If these qualifications are not met, you will not enroll for your classes.
Once I leave New Student Orientation, where do I go for help?
The UNLV website is a great source of information, if you have questions regarding academics, residence life, etc. Conducting a search is easy. We have so many great resources on campus just waiting to be used. Academic advisors, counseling staff, administrative staff, students and many others are all ready to help you!