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As your student begins to discover the buff in them, we invite you to take part in our informative family sessions. We have designed these sessions to assist you as you continue to guide and support your student through their transition. Additionally, these sessions will provide you with all the necessary nuts-and-bolts information that you will need to know. By attending these sessions, not only will you feel better about your choice in WTAMU for your student's education, but you will gain a sense of Buff Pride. We strongly encourage you to attend the family sessions, although it is not required of you. (Please note that it is mandatory that your student attend all sessions at orientation in order to register for classes.)

Please indicate the number of family members per student when registering for NSO. Orientation offers family sessions that run concurrently with student sessions. There will be time in the afternoon of Day Two that you can spend with your student in a specific rotation schedule taking care of all the necessary things to prepare for the spring semester, such as advising and registration, obtaining a Buff Gold Card (student ID), speaking to Financial Aid, Business Office, and Career Services, etc.

(Tentative schedules coming soon.)

Prior to orientation, your student needs to turn in all documentation and have all testing done. For more information on things your student needs to complete before attending an orientation, see the Homework tab.

Family Lodging Options

Family rooms are available in Buff Hall for our family members that choose to attend NSO for a small fee.  One room for one person is $35.  One room for two people is $45.  Children under 6 stay free.  Contact Residential Living at 806-651-3000 for details or to make reservations.  You may also check out additional lodging options in Canyon/Amarillo.

NSO Family Guide

NSO Presentations

The videos from New Student Orientation can be found on Youtube.  You may also access the PowerPoint Presentations from the following links if you would like to revisit any of the information.

Academic Success

Residential Living

Student Safety

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