What to Expect at Orientation
New student orientation is a two-part process for first-year students. This includes a pre-orientation homework experience that is available via the Student Success Community on your Canvas homepage, as well as a one-day, in-person experience during the summer.
This mandatory two-part orientation experience will introduce you to success resources, academic expectations, and campus life at UNO. Your in-person orientation session will include enrollment advising, where you will finalize your class schedule. For students who live more than 250 miles away from UNO's campus, there is an online orientation option.
Completing the entirety of your new student orientation is the beginning of a successful start at UNO.
How to Register for Orientation
1. In MavLINK, click the Undergrad Orientation Signup link. This can be found in the Admissions drop down menu located on the lefthand side of the home page. The orientation registration form will pop-up in a separate window.
2. Follow the instructions for registering for your in-person orientation session. Please review your personal information before completing the form.
For support when signing up for orientation, call 402-554-2677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-Year Orientation Schedule
AM Orientation Sessions:
Check-in for a morning orientation session begins at 8:00am and runs until 9:00am. The program starts at 9:00am, so we suggest arriving at least a half an hour prior. Students who arrive after 9:00am will need to register for a new orientation session. Enrollment advising will take place between 9:30am and 12:00pm.
PM Orientation Sessions:
Check-in for an afternoon orientation session begins at 1:00pm and runs until 2:00pm. The program starts at 2:00pm, so we suggest arriving at least a half an hour prior. Students who arrive after 2:00pm will need to register for a new orientation session. Enrollment advising will take place between 2:30pm and 5:00pm.
Check-in for all orientation sessions will take place in Maverick Landing on UNO's Scott Campus. Students are encouraged to check into the program at least 30 minutes prior to the end of check-in.
Orientation sessions will provide students and family members the opportunity to connect with campus resources like Parking Services, the Financial Support and Scholarships office, Housing and Residence Life, and more.
Family members joining their students for in-person orientation sessions will have the opportunity to participate in a Supporting Your College Student session during enrollment advising. Family members are not allowed to join their students for enrollment advising.
We encourage families to discuss class schedule expectations and limitations, as well as potential general education courses prior to coming to the in-person orientation session.
Online Pre-Orientation Homework
Prior to attending an in-person orientation, students must complete the online pre-orientation homework. This must be completed at least one (1) week prior to the in-person orientation.
This will be available through the Student Success Community course in your Canvas account, which requires you to login with your NetID and password. This is different from the NUID and password used to sign up for orientation.
The online, pre-orientation homework is a modular experience. Each module includes a short video and module-specific quiz that must be completed before moving onto the next module. To complete the pre-orientation homework requirement, students must pass the comprehensive quiz.
The online orientation is available to students living more than 250 miles away from the Omaha area. Hosted in the Student Success Community course in students' Canvas account, online orientation takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and can be completed in multiple sessions, if necessary. To login to Canvas, studnets must use their NetID and password. This is different from the NUID and password used to sign up for orientation.
The online orientation is broken into modules that each have a short, module-specific quiz that must be completed before moving onto the next module. At the end of the online orientation modules, there is a post-orientation, comprehensive quiz. Before you complete this quiz, you will need to review all content again.
Your orientation hold will be removed within one (1) business day of passing the comprehensive quiz. Distance students need to set up their own academic advising appointment after completing online orientation in order to enroll in their first semester of courses at UNO.