First Year Students
New student orientation is a two-part process for all incoming first-year students at UNO and consists of online orientation and in-person Enrollment Days, during which time students meet their academic advising teams and enroll in their fall semester classes.
The online orientation will be available via the Student Success Community in Canvas. This mandatory online orientation experience will introduce students to success resources, academic expectations, and campus life at UNO.
Completing the entirety of new student orientation is the beginning of a successful start at UNO.
How to Register for Orientation
- In your MavLINK account, click the “Undergrad Orientation Signup” link. This can be found in the Admissions drop down menu located on the left-hand side of the home page. The registration form will pop-up in a separate window.
- Review your personal information before completing the form.
- Follow the instructions for registration. When registering for orientation, you will select a date for your Enrollment Day – an in-person enrollment experience with your academic advising team. When registering for an Enrollment Day, you also register for your online orientation. There is no need to complete an additional registration for the online orientation. First-year students will be able to access the online orientation beginning May 1, 2020.
Watch this video tutorial to see how easy it is to register for online orientation!
Your orientation experience is completely facilitated online. Prior to attending your in-person Enrollment Day, you must complete online orientation. You can access online orientation via the Student Success Community course in your Canvas account located on your dashboard. This will become available beginning May 1, 2020.
Online orientation takes approximately 120 minutes to complete and can be completed in multiple sessions, if necessary. The online orientation program is divided into modules. Each module includes video and written content to review and a short quiz that must be completed before moving onto the next module. After completing all of the required modules, you must complete the comprehensive quiz.
The online orientation must be completed at least one-week prior to your Enrollment Day.
If you need help accessing online orientation in Canvas, this video tutorial should help!
After your online orientation requirement is complete, you will attend your in-person Enrollment Day. During this time, you will meet with your academic advising team and enroll in your fall semester of classes at UNO. Your orientation hold will be removed upon arriving at your Enrollment Day.
Placement Exams and Other Outstanding Items
Complete placement exams, if necessary, before arriving to your Enrollment Day. To see what placement exams you need to complete, check your MavLINK account. More information on placement exams can be found here.
Be sure to check your MavLINK for any admissions or financial holds that will prevent you from registering for classes.
Family at Enrollment Days
Your family is invited to attend your Enrollment Day with you, where they will attend a Family Program that will be hosted at the same time as your academic advising session. You are allowed to invite up to two (2) guests to join you at your Enrollment Day and can do so when registering for orientation.
You need to submit your immunization records to the Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center. Additional information can be found here.