Fall New Student Orientation 2022

Thursday, August 18 – Saturday, August 20, 2022

New Student Orientation gives new students and their guests the chance to become more acquainted with: the services that Adams State University offers to support students, the Adams State campus community, and the city of Alamosa, and it also allows new students to begin building connections with other new and returning students.

Student Registration Family/Guest Registration


New Student Orientation Schedule at a Glance!

**Please note, some events are for students only. During some of these events, there will also be different events for families/guests occurring at the same time.**

Thursday, August 18th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm -Early Bird New Student Orientation Check-In – Campus Green
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner – Student Union Building Banquet Rooms
7:00 pm -9:00 pm – Tie-Dye event **Students Only** – Campus Green

Friday, August 19th

9:00 am – 11:00 am – New Student Orientation Check-In – Campus Green
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Welcome & Convocation – Plachy Hall
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch – La Mesa Dining Hall/Campus Green
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Meet Your Orientation Leader/Group Time **Students Only** – Various Locations
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Student Services Presentation Session 1 – Richardson Auditorium
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – Faculty Meet & Greet **Students Only** – Richardson Lawn
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Student Services Presentation Session 2 **Students Only** – Richardson Auditorium
5:30 pm – Dinner – Campus Green
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – BINGO Night! **Students Only** – Plachy Hall Field House

Saturday, August 20th

9:30am – 10:30am – Breakfast – Campus Green
10:30am – 11:30am – Find Your Classes/Blackboard Instructions **Students Only** – Various Locations
11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Student Panel **Students Only** – Richardson Auditorium
3:00pm-10:00pm – Discover Alamosa – San Juan Avenue, next to SLV Brew Pub (For more information on the community be sure to check out the tent with Visit Alamosa in front of Square Peg)

Sunday, August 21

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Welcome Back Bash **Students Only** – Campus Green

Click here for the Parent Schedule

Lodging Options

If you are looking for a place to stay overnight in Alamosa, check out the following hotels in Alamosa.

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The Adams Experience

Your experience at Adams extends beyond the classroom through extracurriculars on-campus and within the San Luis Valley. Learn more about The Adams Experience.


Have immediate questions about New Student Orientation? Contact the NSO Team or take a look at the Orientation FAQs page.

Health and Safety

The Adams State Team wants to ensure the health and safety of those attending. Masks are optional on campus. Adams State will do its part to avoid any spread of COVID-19. Visit our COVID-19 page to learn more.