Recommended Arrival Schedule
The date you arrive is CRITICAL for a smooth transition to student life! If you are outside the US, you cannot arrive more than 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019 form. You should plan to arrive in Albuquerque by early January. If you have to look for off campus housing you might want to arrive even earlier.
Arrive in Albuquerque
Begin finding permanent housing if you will live off-campus
January 4th - 9th:
Attend a new student check-in information session at GEO, 2120 Mesa Vista Hall
Orient to your department, meet with your advisor
Finalize class schedule, complete check-in requirements
Attend MANDATORY international graduate orientation from 8:30am - 3:30pm
January 11th - 13th:
Settle into housing and participate in fun orientation events
Student Orientation Schedule
|January 4th - January 9th||GEO Check-in and Info Session|
begins at 9:30 am each week day (attend one)
|January 10th||MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION|
ALL DAY 8:30 am until 3:30 pm
Centennial Engineering Auditorium, Room 1041
Check-in Schedule for Graduate Students
When you arrive at UNM, come in or call the GEO office (505-277-4032) to sign up for a check-in session. GEO is located at 2120 Mesa Vista Hall, directly east of the Student Union Building (SUB) and is in building #56 on the UNM campus map (enclosed). Bring your original passport, visa, I-20 (or DS-2019 for J1 visa students). You should also scan and email these documents to yourself before arrival.
After the check-in, we will remove the registration hold on your account, so you can register for classes and inform you about requirements you must complete before classes begin.
Showing immigration documents (passport, I-20/DS-2019, I-94 and visa)
Showing proof of health insurance coverage
Providing a UNM email address
Providing your local residential address
Attending international student orientation
Failure to provide all required information by the end of the first week of class will result in administrative withdrawal from the University and may mean that you would have to leave the country.