Student Orientation Schedule
January 4th - January 10th
|Starts at 9:30 AM||Check-in Sessions on each day except the weekend|
|8:30 AM - 3:30 PM||MANDATORY international graduate orientation||Centennial Engineering Auditorium, Room 1041|
Check-in and Orientation are mandatory for all new UNM international students even if you have lived in the US before. Graduate international students must attend:
1 New Student CHECK-IN session between January 4th and January 10th
The New Student ORIENTATION (full-day) on January 11th
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. (Note that UNM is closed from December 22nd, 2017 and will re-open January 3rd, 2018). 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 originalpassport, visa, I-20 (or DS-2019 for J1 visa students).
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.
If you will not arrive before Friday, January 19th, you must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for special late arrival approval in advance.
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 30days 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 to January 10th:
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 12th to January 14th:
Settle into housing and participate in fun orientation events