New Student Orientation Spring 2024

Welcome Grizzlies!

Join us for Orientation as we roll out the green carpet to welcome the newest members of the Grizz Fam! Orientation is an exciting and important event for you and your family to explore our beautiful campus, discover your new college community, make connections, and learn even more about our academic programs, housing, money matters, and student life. We are excited to welcome all new students, transfers, the Adams State Class of 2027, and your family members!

There will be scheduled activities for Students and Families. Below you’ll find the Student Track schedule and the Family Track schedule.  There will be times when Students and Families will have the same activities and other times when they differ.

Student Track: NSO Activities Geared to New Students

Saturday, January 13th

8:00 AM: Check-In – Student Union Building Mall Court
  • Pick up your welcome folder and swag to get your time at ASU off to a great start. If you cannot check in during this time, no worries! Students who arrive after 9:00 am can still check-in in the Student Union Building and will be connected with the rest of the group.
8:30-9:00 AM: Orientation Welcome – Carson Auditorium
  • Meet your New Student Orientation Leaders and be officially welcomed to the Adam State University community. You will learn more about ASU, the logistics for the day, and hear from Vice President of Academic Affairs Margaret Doell and Vice President for Student Affairs Savala DeVoge.
9:00-10:00 AM: Introduction to Title IX and Counseling Services – Carson Auditorium
  • Hear all about the services that are provided by the Title IX office and Counseling Services
10:10 AM-12:00 PM: Student Resource Presentations – Carson Auditorium
  • Come and hear from various support services around campus and how they will support you during your time at Adams State University.
    • Police and Judicial
    • Financial Aid & Work-Study/Student Business Services
    • Co-Curricular Recreation and Engagement (CoRE)
    • Academic Advising/Library
    • Computing Services

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

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