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! 

Due to the ongoing concerns of COVID-19, we have decided it is in the best interest of our incoming students and their families to transition all new student orientation sessions from in-person experiences to an online format. Our students' safety and well-being are our main priority. 

In order to access the UNM-Valencia Online Orientation, you will need to create your UNM NetID ahead of time. If you have not created your UNM NetID, please visit and follow the instructions. If you have any questions or concerns about completing the online orientation, please call the New Student Orientation program at 505.925.8591. 

Orientation Hold 

Your orientation hold will be lifted 24 hours after you successfully complete this course. If you have any issues with you orientation hold after completing the course, please email with the subject, "NSO Hold." Be sure to include a copy of your Certificate of Completion in your email.

Registering for Courses

All students will need to meet with their Academic Advisor in order to register for Spring 2021 courses. We encourage you to schedule an individual academic advisement appointment to discuss course selection and your degree plan as soon as possible. Academic Advisors are available to meet by phone, video-conference, or during limited in-person appointments. Find your Academic Advisor and their contact information below:

UNM-Valencia Academic Advisor Information

What is your Major/Degree?

Your Academic Advisor is:

  • Career Exploration
  • Undecided & Exploratory
  • Various Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
Sarah Clawson
  • Criminology
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Studio Arts
  • Welding
  • CADT/3D Printing
  • Architecture
  • Film
  • General Science (Non-Medical)
Stacie Kirtley
  • Integrative Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Early Childhood and Multicultural Education
  • General Studies
  • Game Design
  • Exercise Science
  • Education-Related Programs
Kim Crowder
  • Nursing
  • General Science (Pre-Nursing & Medical)
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Med
  • Radiological Sciences
  • Health-Related Programs
Tracy Owen
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • S-STEM Scholars
  • Financial Literacy Program Students
Tina Zuniga