Lobo Orientation is a comprehensive two-day program that prepares students for life at the University of New Mexico. In order to receive credit for attending orientation, students must complete all components of both days of a session, including a mandatory overnight stay for most orientation sessions.
All students participating in Lobo Orientation during sessions 1 through 10 are required to stay overnight in the residence halls. Students that arrive unprepared for an overnight stay will be asked to attend another session. Housing for the one night of Lobo Orientation is included in the program fee. Linens, towels, blankets and a pillow will be provided in the residence hall room. Check-in will be outside the Hokona Hall Courtyard at 8:00 am on the first morning of the program. Check-out is by 5:00 pm on Day 2 of the session.
When you sign up for Lobo Orientation Sessions 1-10, you will automatically be reserved for an overnight stay on campus. We cannot offer guests (friends, family, etc) a room on campus (see below for guest options).
Because Residence Life and Student Housing must prepare the residence halls for Fall Move-In, the residence halls are not available during Session 11 in any capacity and we do not require or provide for an overnight stay. This means that you will have to find your own overnight accommodations for this session. You are free to select any off-campus overnight accommodation for this session, but remember that you will need to report to campus on Day 2 of orientation at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Failure to return for Day 2 will prevent you from being able to register for classes or complete your orientation requirement.
Like Session 11, the residence halls are not available during these sessions and we do not require or provide for an overnight stay. This means that you will have to find your own overnight accommodations for this session. If you are living on campus for Fall 2013, please contact the New Student Orientation Program at email@example.com or 505-277-3361 to be placed on the "Departmental Early Check In List." Doing so will enable you to move into the residence halls on Monday, August 12th. Early check in is only an option for those who have completed Residence Hall Contracts for Fall 2013, are registered for Session 12, and submit a request to be placed on the "Early Check In List" right away.
The New Student Orientation Program does not offer guest or family on-campus housing. If you are attending the Family Connection Program, you are allowed to stay anywhere off-campus that you would like. The New Student Orientation Program has secured rooms with special rates for Family Connection participants at our partner hotel listed here. This hotel is located within close proximity to campus and has been vetted for quality and convenience. If you choose to stay at our partner hotel, please mention the special UNM Family Connection rate when you make a reservation.