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 recommends a 10-day self isolation period upon arrival in the state.

 Undergraduate Dates:

August 12

Arrive at UNM. To request early move-in for UNM Student Housing, email housing@unm.edu for move-in dates and requirements.  

August 15

Attend GEO International Student Orientation(Mandatory), 8:30 - 3:00, Centennial Engineering Auditorium (Room 1041)

August 16-19

Attend one GEO Post Arrival Check-in and UNM New Student Orientation (NSO) if you have not completed it already. (Mandatory)

August 20-21

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

August 22

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by early August. If you will not arrive before August 15, you MUST contact iadvisor@unm.edu for special late arrival approval in advance.

Graduate Degree Students

https://unmgrc.unm.edu/resources/jump-start-orientation.phpThe 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 recommends a 10-day self isolation period upon arrival in the state.

 

August 2

Arrive at UNM. To request early move-in for UNM Student Housing, email housing@unm.edu for move-in dates and requirements. Early move-in starts August 12.

August 2-11

Attend MANDATORY GEO Post Arrival Check-in, find housing, visit department, finalize class schedule

August 12

Reserved for GEO MANDATORY International Graduate Orientation (current plan is to meet in-person)

August 13-21

Settle in to housing and participate in fun welcome events

August 22

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by early August. If you will not arrive before August 12, 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.

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 recommends a 10-day self isolation period upon arrival in the state.

 

August 16-17

Arrive at UNM and attend one GEO Post Arrival Check-in. To request early move-in for UNM Student Housing, email housing@unm.edu for move-in dates and requirements.

August 18

Reserved for GEO MANDATORY International Exchange Student Orientation (current plan is to meet in-person)

August 22

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by early August. If you will not arrive before August 18, you MUST contact iadvisor@unm.edu and exchange@unm.edu for special late arrival approval in advance.