Christy Heaton


Director of Orientation and First Year Programs

Welcome to UNO!

The Office of New Student Orientation is here to help you, whether
you are a traditional freshman, transfer student, adult student, or an international student.

Orientation is designed to help you with the transition to life as a new Privateer! The Orientation Staff will help you with your adjustment to UNO. You have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with your academic colleges, meet faculty and administrators, and you register for your first semester of classes.

You will participate in small group discussions led by current students to introduce you to university resources, facilities, student amenities, social and recreational activities, and answer questions you may have concerning UNO or the college experience. It’s a chance to make new friends and start off on the right track…..oh yeah, did we say it’s FUN???!!!

We look forward to seeing you on campus and introducing you to new opportunities. Enjoy your experience and make the most of your time at orientation by creating connections to other new students, faculty, and staff.


Christy Heaton
(504) 280-1206