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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.

About Aggie Welcome and Orientation

Aggie Welcome & Orientation is mandatory for new, domestic freshman and transfer students to NMSU-Las Cruces. If you were admitted to NMSU through another campus, or have a different admissions type, please check out the Other Admission Types page for more details.

Sign Up for Orientation

Get Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is an online platform that we will be using for orientation here at NMSU. Here are the steps to download teams.

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Orientation for students entering in Spring 2022

Date Student Type Program  
December 3, 2021 Freshman/Transfer In person
Family programming in English
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January 7, 2022 Freshman/Transfer Synchronous virtual
Family programming in English 
Sign Up
Asynchronous Freshman/Transfer Virtual
No family programming
By invite only

Orientation for students entering in Summer or Fall 2022, will open on December 1, 2021

For any AWO related questions (such as not being able to attend any dates listed above), or if you need to cancel your orientation reservation, please contact us at 575-646-8038 or 

For Undergraduate Admissions questions contact:

Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation 
575-646-3121 or