Schedule

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 August.

Due to campus and state COVID19 changes, please plan for a 14-day quarantine upon arrival to Albuquerque. Check-in and orientation schedules have changed. Notifications and instructions have been sent out to all incoming students via iadvisor@unm.edu.  If you have not received any incoming student messages, please email iadvisor@unm.edu immediately.

July 27th

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

August 8th

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

August 3-21th 

  • 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

August 17th

  • Begin classes

International Student Orientation Schedule

ALL Undergraduate international students MUST attend three orientation activities:

  1. GEO new international student check-in session (two-three hours long),
  2. Undergraduate Orientation (Freshman or Non-traditional/TNT), AND 
  3. International Orientation (completed this summer during the cohort sessions)

ALL THREE ARE REQUIRED!!!

If you are 20 years old or younger

DateTimeActivityStarting Location
Mon-Wed August 10-12tth9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Check-in Session (Mandatory)
*Scan your passport, visa and I-20 or DS-2019 
and have the ecopy available on your phone or email*

Math Placement Test if no ACT/SAT Score (after orientation)

GEO, 2120 Mesa Vista Hall

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

ONLINE

UNM New Student Orientation (Mandatory)
You will be able to register for classes during this orientation
First-Year Orientation

Thursday, August 13th

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

GEO International Orientation (Mandatory)

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
Mon-Wed Aug 10-12th9:30 PM - 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*
GEO, 2120 Mesa Vista Hall
Thursday, August 13th8:00 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*
FridaysONLINEUNM Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Orientation (Mandatory)
You will be able to register for classes after this orientation
Transfer and Non-traditional Students