New Student Orientation
If you are reading this you meet the following criteria:
- You are a recent high school graduate
- You have not enrolled and received twelve hours of credit at another university or college after you graduated from high school
- You obtained dual credit while in high school
If you do not meet these requirements for a new student - don't worry you are just a click away from the Transfer Student Orientation page.
What is New Student Orientation (NSO)?
It's time to discover new places, new friends, new interests, and the Buff in you. You will have the opportunity to start the next chapter in your life by attending New Student Orientation at West Texas A&M University. During the time that you are on our campus you will:
Meet your future classmates, friends, and some of your future faculty members
Learn about WTAMU's rich history and traditions
Get familiar with the campus and begin to feel at home
Gain insightful tips and information that will prepare you for success at WTAMU
Receive professional academic advising
Register for your first classes as a WTAMU Buff!
Who Can Attend?
New students to our University that have been admitted have the opportunity to attend orientation. Attendance at orientation is required for all incoming students. (Transfer students are encouraged to attend a Transfer Student Orientation.)
There is a base fee of $30 for the student to attend orientation. This fee will be applied to the bill for the student's first long semester. Guests are $15 per person. To verify your admission status, call 1.800.99.WTAMU.
Should you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the Office of Admissions at 806.651.2020. Cancellations must be
made seven days prior to orientation.
- Students are required to attend all programming during their NSO session. Failure to do so will prevent students from registration.
- Family and guests are also welcome and invited to attend orientation.
- Family and Guest sessions run concurrent to the Student Schedule.
Click here for a copy of the tentative student schedule.
Parents and guests will have an alternate schedule during orientation and are encouraged to bring a jacket or blanket as rooms tend to be cold. Click here for a copy of the tentative guest schedule.
To cap off your NSO experience and to officially become a Buff, advising and registration for your first semester will occur during your orientation. Advising and Registration will only take place after you have completed all NSO activities and our technology training. All sessions at NSO are required for registration to occur.