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New Student Registration and Orientation Programs are designed to provide you with information on essential student services, academic advisement and registration for classes, all of which will facilitate a smooth transition to NMSU. At the end of your New Student Registration you will have your class schedule, NMSU ID, new friends and a solid framework for success!

It is MANDATORY for all first time NMSU undergraduate students to attend a New Student Registration and Orientation program. We have scheduled a variety of one-day and two-day programs for your convenience. Dates for all programs are listed below.

On-campus housing is available for new students in Garcia Hall at a cost of $15 per night, per student for all two-day NSR programs. The cost includes the room charge and breakfast. We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to experience what life on campus is all about!

If you are eligible to receive veteran's benefits, please visit our website at: http://mvp.nmsu.edu/

New Student Registration and Orientation Program Schedule for Summer/Fall 2014:

Friday, April 25 - Orientation
Saturday, April 26 - Advising & Course Registration
Program 1
2 Day
Saturday, April 26 – Orientation, Advising & Course Registration Program 2
1 Day
Wednesday, May 28 - Orientation
Thursday, May 29 - Advising & Course Registration
Program 3
2 Day
Thursday, May 29 – Orientation, Advising & Course Registration Program 4
1 Day
Friday, June 20 - Orientation
Saturday, June 21 - Advising & Course Registration
Program 5
2 Day
Saturday, June 21 – Orientation, Advising & Course Registration Program 6
1 Day
Friday, June 27 - Orientation
Saturday, June 28 - Advising & Course Registration
Program 7
2 Day
Saturday, June 28 – Orientation, Advising & Course Registration Program 8
1 Day
Wednesday, July 9 - Orientation
Thursday, July 10 - Advising & Course Registration
Program 9
2 Day
Friday, July 25 – Orientation, Advising & Course Registration Program 10
1 Day
Monday, July 28 – Orientation
Tuesday, July 29 – Advising & Course Registration
Program 11
2 Day
Tuesday, July 29 – Orientation, Advising & Course Registration Program 12
1 Day

The New Student Registration (NSR) system is now open. Make your NSR reservation.
If you are unable to attend the mandatory New Student Registration and Orientation, you can petition for an exemption.

2 Day Program Agenda

Day Time Activity Location
Day 1 1:00 pm Check-in Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm Meet with NMSU staff to finalize arrangements with financial aid, housing, student services and more. Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Math Placement Exam
*Required for students in the Colleges of Education and Engineering
Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 3:15 pm – 5:45 pm Student Orientation (Mandatory)
Students must complete orientation in order for orientation hold to be removed.
Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 3:15 pm – 5:45 pm Family Orientation (English and Spanish) Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Dinner Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm Evening Activities for Students Corbett Center Student Union
Day 2 7:45 am – 1:00 pm Academic Advising and Course Registration
*Details on appointment times will be given upon check-in on Day 1
Individual Colleges

1 Day Program Agenda

Day Time Activity Location
Day 1 7:30 am Check-in Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 7:30 am – 9:45 am Meet with NMSU staff to finalize arrangements with financial aid, housing, student services and more. Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 8:00 am – 9:30 am Math Placement Exam
*Required for students in the College of Education and Engineering
Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 9:45 am – 12:15 pm  Student Orientation (Mandatory)
Students must complete orientation in order for orientation hold to be removed.
Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 9:45 am – 12:15 pm Family Orientation (English and Spanish) Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Corbett Center Student Union
Day 1 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm Academic Advising and Course Registration
*Details on appointment times will be given upon check-in on Day 1
Individual Colleges

To cancel or reschedule your NSR reservations please contact:
Office of Student Engagement
Phone: (575) 646-3121 or (575) 646-8038 or awo@nmsu.edu