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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 3th

  • 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 7th

  • 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 8th

  • Students under 20 years old and younger MANDATORY Freshman Orientation 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

January 10th

  • Attend MANDATORY International Orientation from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

January 11th

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

January 14th

  • Begin classes

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)
  2. Undergraduate Orientation (Freshman or Non-traditional/TNT), AND 3)
  3. International Orientation.

ALL THREE ARE REQUIRED!!!

If you are 20 years old or younger

DateTimeActivityStarting Location
Monday, January 7th9:30 AM - 12:30 PMCheck-in Session (Mandatory)
*Scan your passport, visa and I-20 or DS-2019
and have the ecopy available on your phone or email*
2120 Mesa Vista Hall (GEO)
Tuesday, January 8th7:00 AM - 5:00 PMUNM New Student Orientation (Mandatory)
You will be able to register for classes during this orientation
Student Union Building
Thursday, January 10th8:30 AM - 3:30 PMGEO International Orientation (Mandatory)
Math Placement Test if no ACT/SAT Score (after orientation)
Centennial Engineering Auditorium (inside building #112 on your map)
*Bring your passport and I-20 or DS-2019*

If you are 21 years old or older

DateTimeActivityStarting Location
Monday, January 7th9:30 AM - 12:30 PMCheck-in Session (Mandatory)
*Scan your passport, visa and I-20 or DS-2019 
and have the ecopy available on your phone or email*
2120 Mesa Vista Hall (GEO)
Thursday, January 10th8:30 AM - 3:30 PM GEO International Orientation (Mandatory) Math Placement Test if no ACT/SAT Score (after orientation)Centennial Engineering Auditorium (inside building #112 on your map)
*Bring your passport and I-20 or DS-2019*
Friday, January 11th8:30am - 2:00pmUNM Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Orientation (Mandatory)
You will be able to register for classes after this orientation
Student Union Building (SUB) Ballrooms