New Student Orientation
The NSO Resource Center

Before you get on campus to experience orientation, there are a series of tasks, both required and useful, that will help prepare you for your first days on campus.

Although it seems like the list of required tasks never seems to get any shorter for new students, the NSO Resource Center is here to help! This page has a variety of NSO related resources as well as general admission information to help you get orientated before stepping foot on campus. 

Explore the NSO Resource center to find what your next steps are before becoming a buff!


New Student To Do List

From submitting transcripts to applying for housing, the New Student To Do List has it all!

Pre-Orientation Testing  
Admissions Documents  
Immunization Records  
New Student Orientation
Family Sessions

New Student Orientations offer a companion experience for guests and family members of new students attending orientation. These sessions give parents useful information, opportunites to ask questions, and guideance pertaining to having a student in college. Family sessions are designed to help you better understand the services that WT has to offer as well as ways to help and encourage your student during this exciting time.

For questions about the Family Orientation Sessions, you may contact Sami Thompson at

For the 2021 orientation season, we will have to limit the number of family members and guests to one per student. Please check back for updates. 

Travel and Lodging

During NSO, we provide housing for all students for the 1 night of orientation.

  • For the first time, we are offering an early orientation on April 30-May 1.  Since Spring classes will still be in session, we are unable to offer housing for this NSO.

We are working to provide optional housing for family members at an additional cost.  Any family members wishing to stay on campus will be placed in a seperate Residence Hall from the students. The surrounding cities of Canyon and Amarillo also offer a variety of hotels and accommodations to help make your stay during NSO as comfortable as possible.