New Student Orientation

Welcome students!

UNM-Valencia Campus is all about Student Success! New Student Orientation (NSO) provides new students with valuable information and resources to succeed! 

Mandatory In-Person Orientation

To support the transition of new students to college life at UNM-Valencia, the Student Services team is excited to offer orientation sessions. 

Summer & Fall 2024 Sessions

Note: Check-in will begin at 9:30am for each session. Each link is session specific, please make sure to click on the correct sessions’ registration link. Once you’re registered you’ll receive email communication with further instructions prior to your session date.



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May 21, 2024

10:00am – 1:00pm

Session is Full

Changed to June 21, 2024 
was June 22, 2024

10:00am – 2:00pm

Session is Full

July 17, 2024

10:00am – 2:00pm

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August 10, 2024

10:00am – 2:00pm

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August 23, 2024

10:00am – 2:00pm

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Why must I attend New Student Orientation?

Attending an in-person orientation allows students the opportunity to build connections, which is a crucial part of the college experience and ensuring first-semester success. The more acquainted you become with your academic success team that is compiled of professors, academic success coaches, financial aid, and other student services, the easier it will be for them to assist you in achieving your goals.

The best part of the in-person NSO is that most of the event is run by current UNM-Valencia students. Throughout orientation, students are given the opportunity to ask orientation leaders questions and get their perspectives on UNM-Valencia. Students also get the chance to take part in a campus tour, have lunch and learn how to make the most of your college experience.

Attending New Student Orientation is mandatory. You will be required to attend a session to remove your Orientation hold on your student account.

If you have questions about attending an in-person orientation session, please contact the Enrollment Management & Student Success department at 505-925-8560.