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New Student Orientation

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If you are reading this you meet the following criteria:

  1. You are a recent (or soon to be) high school graduate
  2. You have not enrolled and received twelve hours of credit at another university or college after you graduated from high school
  3. You may have obtained dual credit while in high school

If you are a transfer student, please visit the Transfer Orientation page.

What is New Student Orientation (NSO)?

It's time to discover new places, meet new friends, and develop new interests. This summer, you will have the opportunity to start the next chapter in your life by attending New Student Orientation at West Texas A&M University.­

When is New Student Orientation?2018 NSO Dates June 7-8, June 21-22, June 28-29, July 26-27, August 2-3, August 20-21

WTAMU offers 6 new student orientations throughout the summer.  Registration for NSO will open on March 1.  Registration for each date will cap at 250 students.  If a date is no longer available on the list when you register, then it is full.

Spanish speaking family sessions will be available at the June 28-29 New Student Orientation. 

Las sesiones familiares en español estarán disponibles el 28-29 de junio.

Who Must Attend?

All new students to our University that have been admitted must attend New Student Orientation.­. Attendance at an orientation is required for all incoming freshmen. To verify your admission status, call­1.800.99.WTAMU. (For more guest information, click here.)

Should you need to change your reservation, click here.

A single fee of $150 covers all student costs associated with your orientation and will go on your first long semester's bill.­ Parents and guardians are welcome to join you for the NSO ­portion of orientation. One family member is included in the NSO fee; additional family members are $50. Other things you need to know about NSO:

  • Students are required to attend all programming during their NSO session, including evening sessions. Failure to do so will prevent students from registration.­­­­­­­­
  • Family members are also welcome and invited to attend orientation, but not required.
  • Family sessions run concurrent to the student schedule.

Next Steps

Tentative Student Schedule Tentative Student Schedule

All Freshmen need to be prepared to be on campus for Orientation from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm on Thursday and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday.  To see a tentative schedule for Family Members, see the NSO family page.