New Student Orientation FAQ

What do I need to do before Orientation?

Before you come to Orientation make sure you take care of the Next Steps for Admitted Students

How do I get to campus?

There are many ways to get to campus, here are a few resources to assist you on your journey:


Nearest airports

  • SLV Regional Airport (ALS), Alamosa CO
  • Colorado Springs Airport (COS), Colorado Springs CO - 2.5 hour drive
  • Denver International Airport (DEN), Denver CO - 4 hour drive
  • Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), Albuquerque NM - 3.5 hour drive


Rental Car Companies

  • Budget Rent A Car 719-589-0103
  • Hertz Rent A Car 719-589-6138

Alamosa Lodging

I am flying in, what if I need to mail some of my belonging before my arrival?

The Housing Office is open to discussing your individual needs, please contact the office at or 719-587-7227.

When can I move into Housing?

Student Housing check-in begins of Saturday, January 14th, 2017 from 1pm - 8p, Sunday, January 15th, 2017 from 8am-8pm, and Monday, January 16th, 2017 from 8am-8pm.

What if I'm not going to live on campus?

Orientation check-in and breakfast for Spring 2017 is from 8am - 8:45am on Monday, January 16th.

Do I have to attend Orientation?

All first time on-campus students, including Freshman and Transfer students, are required to attend New Student Orientation.

What does the Orientation fee cover?

New Student Orientation is included on your bill as a part of the "matriculation fee". This includes housing, meals, welcome dinner and lunch and all sessions.

When will I receive Orientation materials?

Students will receive a packet of material upon check-in.

When should I register for spring classes?

If you are a Transfer Student, please contact the Transfer Student Coordinator, Miguel Chaparro, at 719-587-7528. If you are a Freshman student, please call 719-587-8336 for assistance.

Can my family come too?

For Spring 2017 New Student Orientation, we do not offer specific Family Programming, however; any family members are welcome to join us.

students walking by rex field