Welcome New Aggies!

Orientation is an important step in your transition to NMSU, and we’re excited to see you on campus and help you get the most out of your orientation.

All new, incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete orientation before registering for classes. Orientation will provide the tools and information to make your transition to NMSU as easy as possible. Not only will you learn more about NMSU and the resources available here, but you will also meet new friends and discover that NMSU is a supportive and caring community.

Registration for Orientation is open for 2016 Summer Programs 

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Orientation for students entering in Summer and Fall 2016

New incoming undergraduate students, including freshmen and transfer students, entering NMSU in the Summer and Fall 2016 semesters must attend orientation. We have a number of one- and two-day orientation programs scheduled from April to August.

Our orientation program is designed to provide you with information about student services, academic advisement, and registration for classes in order to facilitate a smooth transition to NMSU. At the end of orientation, you will have your class schedule, NMSU ID, new friends and a solid framework for success.

Date(s) Program Students
April 21, 2016 1-Day Transfers
April 22, 2016 1-Day Freshmen
May 19, 2016 1-Day Freshmen
May 20, 2016 1-Day Transfers
June 6–7, 2016 2-Day Freshmen
June 11, 2016 1-Day Freshmen
June 20–21, 2016 2-Day Freshmen
June 23, 2016 1-Day Transfers
June 24, 2016 1-Day  Freshmen 
July 7–8, 2016 2-Day Freshmen
July 15, 2016 1-Day Transfers
July 16, 2016 1-Day Freshmen
July 28–29, 2016 2-Day Freshmen
August 12, 2016 1-Day Transfers & Freshmen

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Rescheduling or canceling an orientation reservation

To reschedule or cancel your orientation reservations, and for all other orientation questions contact us at 575-646-8038 or 575-646-4496. Family questions please call 575-646-1747.

Other questions

For Family Programs questions:
Aggie Family Outreach Office
575-646-1747 or

For Admissions questions contact:
University Admissions
575-646-3121 or

For International Student questions contact:
International Student and Scholarship Services
575-646-2834 or

2017 orientation dates will be released April 2016.