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International Student Orientation Schedule

ALL Undergraduate international students MUST attend three orientation activities: 1) GEO new international student check-in session (two hours long), 2) Undergraduate Orientation (Freshman or Non-traditional/TNT), AND 3) International Orientation.  ALL THREE ARE REQUIRED!!!

If you are 20 years old or younger

DateTimeActivityStarting Location

Wednesday, January 3rd -

Wednesday, January 10th

9:30 AM - 12:00 PMGEO Check-in session - *Bring your passport and I-20/DS-2019*

GEO, 2120 Mesa Vista Hall

Wednesday, January 10th8:00 AM - 5:00 PMFreshman Orientation (NSO)Student Union Building (SUB)
Thursday, January 11th8:30 AM - 3:30 PMGEO orientation

Centennial Engineering Auditorium (inside building #112 on your map)

If you are 21 years old or older

DteTimeActivityStarting Location

Wednesday, January 3rd -

Wednesday, January 10th

9:30 AM - 12:00 PMGEO Check-in session - *Bring your passport and I-20/DS-2019*

GEO, 2120 Mesa Vista Hall

Thursday, January 11th

8:00am - 5:00pmGEO International Orientation - *Bring your passport and I-20/DS-2019*

Centennial Engineering Auditorium (inside building #112 on your map)

Friday, January 12th

8:00 AM - 12:00 PMTransfer/Non-Traditional Student Orientation

Student Union Building (SUB) Ballrooms (Building #60)

Recommended Arrival Schedule

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The date you arrive is CRITICAL for a smooth transition to student life! If you are outside the U.S., you cannot arrive more than 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019 form. You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque in early January.

January 4th

  • If you will live off campus, arrive in Albuquerque to find housing

January 10th

  • If you will live on campus, move in to campus housing 

January 4th - January 10th

  • Attend a new student check-in and information session beginning at GEO, 2120 Mesa Vista Hall
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Settle in to housing
  • Finalize class schedule

January 10th

  • Students under 20 years old and younger MANDATORY Freshman Orientation

January 11th

  • Attend MANDATORY International Orientation from 8:30 to 3:30

January 12th

  • Students 21 years old or older  attend MANDATORY Non-traditional (TNT) Orientation

January 16th

  • Begin classes