Because we want you to succeed. We will help you transition to UNM, so your first semester can go smoothly. Attending orientation is mandatory because students that attend a new student orientation program are more successful and more apt to stay on track for graduation.
The best way is to fill out online reservation form. If you need an alternate form, contact us at (505) 277-3361. Our office does not accept phone reservations for TNT.
Yes. Advanced reservations are required for all TNT programs. In order for us to give individualized attention to students, each program will only accept a limited number of participants. The sessions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve a space early, especially if you need to make travel arrangements. The reservation system will be available after 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time on March 28th, 2013.
No. You will pay the TNT fee with either a credit card or by selecting the "Bill My Student Account" option when you fill out the online reservation form.
We believe that setting time aside for TNT can be the best day off work you can have. However, if you are not able to take a day off, call us to discuss your options.
Give us a call to discuss your situation.
If you must change your plans (example: you are not attending UNM this semester, you are unable to attend the session and need to reschedule your TNT date, etc.), call us immediately at (505) 277-3361. We must receive a phone call or email (email@example.com) for changes/cancellations by 5:00 pm three business days before your orientation session date.
A non-refundable "NO SHOW" fee will be charged to students who do not show up on their reserved TNT date, or do not contact us by 5:00 pm MT three business days before their scheduled TNT date.
Please see the Cancellation Policy for more information.
TNT works with a number of departments that require us to guarantee your space prior to your arrival at TNT. Proper notice allows us sufficient time to contact these departments and notify them of any changes, thus allowing you not to be charged.
If you are planning on taking language classes, you need to take a language placement exam called an evaluation. The evaluations are administered for foreign languages such as Spanish, French or German. Look at the Placement Exams page for more information.
Students taking Spanish are required to take the Spanish Evaluation with the Spanish and Portuguese department (you may be exempt if you transfer Spanish credit). Due to limited time at TNT, you need to take placement exams before orientation and bring your test scores with you.
It depends on how long you have been gone. UNM procedures have changed a lot. We want to make sure you can find your way. Please visit our Returning Students page for more information.
No. You are encouraged to see an academic advisor before TNT, but you won’t be able to register until you attend a program.
No. You will need to register for classes during the TNT program. We want to make sure that all the courses you register for will fit into your graduation plan.
Yes. You should go to the advisement center at the college you were admitted into. You can call the admissions office or check your LOBO Trax Degree Audit on Lobo Web if you aren’t sure what college you are in.
The first orientation date listed on the dates page is the earliest you can attend.
TNT A-D are scheduled for 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Workshops and informational sessions take place until 1:00 pm then the advisement and registration portion is in the afternoon. The amount of time spent in advisement varies. You cannot attend advisement without participating in workshops earlier in the day.
TNT Express Programs are scheduled for 2 hours. Depending on which TNT Express you signed up for, it will run either 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 2:00-4:00 pm.
See the TNT Schedule for more detailed information.
No. We specifically tailor TNT Programs to meet the needs of Transfer and Non-Traditional students and believe that everyone learns something new during all parts of the program. We don’t want you to miss anything important. Remember, even if you've attended college elsewhere, the goal of the TNT Program is to make you UNM savvy.
If you are in a situation in which you cannot find childcare for your children, please give us a call to discuss options.
Arrive promptly at 8:00 am for TNT A-D. Allow plenty of time to park and walk to the check-in area. If you are attending TNT Express, check the schedule to see when you should arrive.
You must have a parking permit to park on the UNM campus. You will receive a temporary parking permit and map in the mail with your confirmation letter after we process your online reservation for TNT.
Typically, TNT participants can park in Zone R. The map on the permit that will be mailed to you shows the Parking Zones where you will be allowed to park. Vehicles parked in other areas or without a permit are subject to fines and/or towing. You will not have any parking tickets forgiven due to parking violations incurred during TNT.
If for some reason you did not get a parking permit in the mail before TNT, you can get one when you check in.
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Please clear your schedule to attend all parts of the TNT program that you select. If you are severely limited in your time, consider attending the shorter TNT Express Program. Seeing an advisor before TNT will allow you to leave the program earlier. Click here for information on which advisement center to visit.
As a self-funded department, the New Student Orientation Program must pay many expenses out of pocket. The $50 dollar fee covers the cost of meals provided, staff and facilities fees, and all orientation materials for incoming TNT students. Many of our past participants have indicated that their experience was well worth the fee.
No. The overnight stay is part of the freshman orientation program. We understand that you are not a traditional Freshman-age student, and will more than likely not be living on campus.
If you are a “do-it-yourself” student who would rather complete many of the TNT items on your own, then you are a good candidate for the TNT Express program. It is an abbreviated, 2-hour program that will give you basic information about UNM. After TNT Express, you may still need to make several trips to campus to complete academic advisement, register for classes, and see departmental advisors. Attending a regular TNT program will ensure that you complete all tasks in one day.
TNT Express only lasts two hours. Regular TNT lasts all day. If you choose to attend TNT Express, you will still have to take care of many new student tasks, such as advisement and registration, on your own. It’s a good option if you can make several shorter trips to campus, but can’t take an entire day away from your regular responsibilities.
Most of your fee pays for administrative costs that are constant regardless of the amount of time you spend in the TNT program.
You may see your academic advisor before or after TNT Express, and on a separate date. Find your academic advisement center here.
The best way is to fill out the online reservation form. If you need an alternate form, contact us at (505) 277-3361. Our office does not accept phone reservations.