UNM Los Alamos

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Welcome to UNM-Los Alamos!
We are thrilled to welcome you to our campus as a new student.

Student success at UNM-LA begins with our New Student Orientation sessions, designed to answer all the typical questions new students have about our campus. All students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session, live or online. The orientation information will provide you with all the need-to-know essentials to help you be successful and to navigate our campus electronically and in-person. In order to have your orientation hold lifted, you must either sign-in during our live sessions or complete the online survey after watching the four (4) videos. 

All students are also required to complete the Grey Area training each year. In your first year, this will be a live session. Subsequent years, you will be sent a link to an online refresher training. A session of Grey Area training is included in the live New Student Orientation session. This material is not included in the online session of New Student Orientation, so students choosing this option will need to attend a separate Grea Area training within their first year of attendance at UNM-LA. For more information about Grey Area training, click to visit The Grey Area page.

Your success on our campus is important to us. We look forward to meeting you in person and travelling with you on your educational journey.

New student orientation presentations are available online in video format HERE.

QR NSO summer 2019


   Register here for your session here: tinyurl.com/NSOregistrationUNM-LA  

Orientation Agenda 
August 2 & 9, 2019, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

12:45- 1:00  

: Student Center

1:05 - 1:10


1:10 - 1:15

General Announcements

1:15 - 2:15

Students: Grey Area

2:20 - 3:20

Students 1: Getting Connected

Students 2: Campus Tour 
                  Academic and Career Success

Family: Reception with the CEO
            Campus Tour

3:25 – 4:25

Students 1: Campus Tour 
                  Academic and Career Success

Students 2: Getting Connected

Family: Where’s the Money?  Supporting Your Student’s Success

4:30 – 5:00

All Students: Where’s the Money?

Parents: Academic and Career Success 

5:00- 5:15

All Groups: Surveys and Prizes

Download a copy of this agenda here.

About the Sessions

  • Academic and Career Success – Career Advisor: Being your best self, using the Academic Support Center, Academic Resources on campus, and Career Advisement opportunities at UNM-LA.
  • Campus Tour – Includes survival tips and tricks, where to find help, library resources, and finding your way around campus.
  • Getting Connected – Advisor, ASC, IT, & Financial Aid: Includes IT support, how to access and manage your online account and LAN, using LoboAchieve, LoboWeb, degree audit, UNM Learn, and the UNM-LA website, along with online resources for advising, financial aid, and academic support.
  • Grey Area – Mandatory sexual assault prevention training for all students.
  • Supporting your Student’s Success - Dir. Student Affairs: Includes information about campus deadlines, how to support your student to be successful, realistic expectations of the workload of college, FERPA, and other student-related information of interest to parents and supporting family members.
  • Where’s the Money? – Bursar: Includes accessing your Bursar Account Suite and the cashier’s office; how, where and when to pay your bill, and important payment deadlines to be aware of.