Orientation Dates & Requirements

Undergraduate Degree Students

The date you arrive is CRITICAL for a smooth transition to student life!

If you are outside the U.S., you are not allowed to arrive more than 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20/DS-2019 form. Due to COVID, the State of New Mexico currently requires a 14-day self isolation period upon arrival in the state.

 

August 15

Arrive in NM (earlier if COVID restrictions are still in place). To request early move-in for UNM Student Housing, email housing@unm.edu for move-in dates and requirements.  

 

August 16-20

Attend MANDATORY international check-in AFTER arrival at UNM.

 

August 19

GEO MANDATORY international orientation (current plan is to meet in-person)

Multiple orientations (international and UNM) are required for international undergraduates.

 

August 21-22

Finalize class schedule, explore campus, attend new student events.

 

August 23

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by mid-August. If you will not arrive before Thursday, August 19, you MUST contact iadvisor@unm.edu for special late arrival approval in advance.

Graduate Degree Students

The date you arrive is CRITICAL for a smooth transition to student life!

If you are outside the U.S., you are not allowed to arrive more than 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20/DS-2019 form. Due to COVID, the State of New Mexico currently requires a 14-day self isolation period upon arrival in the state.

 

August 6-10

Arrive in NM (earlier if COVID restrictions are still in place). If you plan to live on-campus, request early move-in for UNM Student Housing, email housing@unm.edu for move-in dates and requirements.  If you will live off campus you may want to arrive even earlier to secure permanent off-campus housing. 

 

August 10-12

Attend MANDATORY international check-in AFTER arrival at UNM.

 

August 13

GEO MANDATORY international graduate orientation (current plan is to meet in-person)


August 21-22

Finalize class schedule, explore campus, attend new student events.

 

August 23

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by mid-August. If you will arrive late, you MUST contact iadvisor@unm.edu for special late arrival approval in advance.

Exchange and Guest Students

Who is an Exchange or Guest Student?

You are an "exchange" or a "guest" student if you come to UNM from one of our partner universities through your home university's international office. If you are coming at this time to get your degree at UNM, you are not an exchange student you are a "degree-seeking" student. Degree-seeking students need to apply to UNM through the regular admission application here.

The date you arrive is CRITICAL for a smooth transition to student life!

If you are outside the U.S., you are not allowed to arrive more than 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20/DS-2019 form. Due to COVID, the State of New Mexico currently requires a 14-day self isolation period upon arrival in the state.

 

August 15

Arrive in NM (earlier if COVID restrictions are still in place). To request early move-in for UNM Student Housing, email housing@unm.edu for move-in dates and requirements.  

 

August 16-20

Attend MANDATORY international check-in and arrival orientation AFTER arrival at UNM.

 

August 21-22

Finalize class schedule, explore campus, attend new student events.

 

August 23

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by mid-August. If you will not arrive before Thursday, August 19, you MUST contact iadvisor@unm.edu for special late arrival approval in advance.