How to Sign-Up for NSO


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Please review the following information before you attempt to sign-up for orientation. Doing so will help you get familiar with the overall process and offer solutions to common obstacles some students may face when signing up. Please note that you need to be admitted to UNM prior to signing up for New Student Orientation.


You'll need your UNM NetID

Your UNM NetID and Password are your keys to access many of UNM's online services, including the NSO Reservation Portal, myUNM, and LoboMail, as well as on-campus computer systems. All UNM Students, Faculty, and Staff (as well as some affiliates) are eligible for UNM NetID. 


Creating a NetID

If you are a new student or a new member of faculty/staff at the main or a branch campus, and you need to create a UNM NetID account to access email and other services, go here: NetID Registration 

  • You will need to enter your UNM Banner ID number (10XXXXXXX)
    • this can be found on your acceptance letter. 
  • You will need to enter your Date of Birth
    • this is to verify your information within our NetID registration system
Please Note:After you create your NetID there is a 36-hour time delay between the creation of your NetID and when it can be used on the NSO Reservation Portal and other UNM sites due to behind-the-scenes processing. 

Reservation Portal Information

Once you have your UNM NetID, you will be able to log in to the NSO Reservation Portal. Some of your information will be automatically populated for you. Please confirm the pre-populated information and answer any questions that are asked. Below is an overview of the different sections.

  • Demographic Information
    • This is used for pre-orientation contact
  • Questionnaire
    • Please confirm your major or select a new one (this step is important for advisement)
      • If you're unsure about your major, that's perfectly fine - we have academic advisors who are trained to assist you. Please select 'Undecided' if you're exploring a major.
    • Please share any requests for accommodations so we can ensure those are provided during your orientation. 
  • Dates
    • Based on your admission status, you will be able to see all dates available to you. If a date is not showing up, that date is at full capacity. 
  • Submit Payment 
    • Your spot will not be reserved if you do not submit a payment. Select 'Pay Now' and select which option you want to use to pay and solidify your reservation. 
      • Debit or Credit Card Payment: You can pay immediately with a Debit or Credit Card. Please note: that the charge will appear on the credit card statement as "UNM NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION"
      • Charge My Student Account: You can also pay your orientation fee at a later date by having the fee charged to your student account. This method allows scholarships, grants, and student loans to cover the charge when those funds come in. Please note: The charge "CEP New Student Orientation" will appear on your UNM Bursar Account after you complete orientation. 

After you successfully sign-up for orientation you will get a confirmation email sent to the email you used to create your account. Be sure to check any spam/junk folders in case your email system categorized this correspondence incorrectly.


You're all set!

At this point, your spot is reserved! Be sure to check your email often for updates. It is important to review any spam/junk folders in case your email system categorized this correspondence incorrectly.



Sign-up for Orientation!

Click here to visit our reservation system. Once you're in, you'll see the orientation dates/types that are available to you - based on your admission status (Freshman, Transfer, Branch student, etc.)