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Tentative Family Schedule

As you 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.)

Guest Schedule for New Student Orientation

You can find our our general schedule for orientation by clicking on the image to the right. Booklets of our schedule will be available at orientation should you prefer a hard-copy. 

You can also access the schedule via your mobile device. Download the WTAMU Mobile app and find TSO under "Spaces". Access the schedule, info on our programs, and a campus map. 


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.

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 Next Steps tab.

Spanish Orientation

Spanish speaking family sessions will be available at the June 11-12 New Student Orientation.

Las sesiones familiares en español estarán disponibles el 11-12 de junio.

Family Lodging Options

Reservations can be made on Residential Living’s NSO Guest Housing form; forms will be available March 1. Please submit your request as early as possible, but at least 72 hours prior to your arrival date.  Available lodging is limited and the Office of Residential Living will email reservation confirmations once they are able to determine room availability.  There are also many different lodging options in the Canyon/Amarillo area.  We are not able to provide Family Lodging during the August 17-18 NSO.