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.

 

January 5-10

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.  

 

January 5 - 14

Attend MANDATORY international student orientation. You will receive messages in November and December with more information on how to reserve your spot.

 

January 10 or 14

Attend UNM New Student Orientation. Monday, January 10th is virtual and Friday, January 14th is in person.

*Friday, November 19th is virtual. You should try to attend this session, because you will not be able to register for you classes until you complete this orientation requirement.

 

January 15-17

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

 

January 18

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by early January. If you will not arrive before Thursday, January 13, 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.

 

January 5-10

Arrive in NM. 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. 

 

January 5 - 14

Attend MANDATORY international student orientation. You will receive messages in November and December with more information on how to reserve your spot.

 

January 15-17

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

 

January 18

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by early January. If you will not arrive before Thursday, January 13, 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.

 

January 5 - 14

Attend MANDATORY international student orientation. You will receive messages in November and December with more information on how to reserve your spot.

 

January 15-17

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

 

January 18

Begin classes 

You must plan to arrive in Albuquerque by early January. If you will not arrive before Thursday, January 13, you MUST contact iadvisor@unm.edu for special late arrival approval in advance.