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 belongings 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 is from 1pm - 10pm on Thursday, August 16th & from 8am - noon on Friday, August 17th. Make sure you have everything you need:​

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

Orientation check-in for all campus students is from 10:45am - 11:30am on Friday, August 17th. There will be check-in tables on the Campus Green.

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 can I register for fall classes?

Students can schedule registration with an advisor prior to orientation.

Can my family come too?

Absolutely! Adams State University host a family orientation with programming Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th.

We also encourage family members to sign up to receive the Family Connect electronic newsletter.