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 Residence Halls?

New student housing check-in begins on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1pm - 8pm and Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 8am - 8pm. Make sure you have everything you need:​

Note: If you are unable to check-in during the times listed above, please contact our Housing & Residence Life staff, 719-587-7227 or

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

Orientation check-in and breakfast for Spring 2018 is from 8am - 8:45am on Monday, January 15th.

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?

Students can schedule registration with an advisor prior to orientation.

Can my family come too?

For Spring 2018 New Student Orientation, we do not offer specific Family Programming, however; any family members are welcome to join us!