New Student Orientation
The NSO Resource Center

Before you get on campus to experience orientation, there are a series of tasks, both required and useful, that will help prepare you for your first days on campus.

Although it seems like the list of required tasks never seems to get any shorter for new students, the NSO Resource Center is here to help! This page has a variety of NSO related resources as well as general admission information to help you get orientated before stepping foot on campus. 

Explore the NSO Resource center to find what your next steps are before becoming a buff!


New Student To Do List

From submitting transcripts to applying for housing, the New Student To Do List has it all!

Pre-Orientation Testing  
Admissions Documents  
Immunization Records  
New Student Orientation
Family Sessions

New Student Orientations offer a companion experience for guests and family members of new students attending orientation. These sessions give parents useful information, opportunites to ask questions, and guideance pertaining to having a student in college. Family sessions are designed to help you better understand the services that WT has to offer as well as ways to help and encourage your student during this exciting time.

See "Travel and Lodging" below to reserve your room on campus or for resources to book rooms in the Canyon/Amarillo area. 

For the 2021 orientation season, we have to limit the number of family members and guests to one per student. 

For questions about the Family Orientation Sessions, you may contact Sami Thompson at

Travel and Lodging

New Students

  • During NSO, we provide housing for all students for the 1 night of orientation.
  • For the first time, we are offering an early orientation on April 30-May 1. Since Spring classes will still be in session, we are unable to offer housing for this NSO.

Family and Guests

  • Option One: On Campus Housing
    • Only ONE guest per student is permitted in guest housing (this aligns with the NSO policy on one guest per student).
    • Cost is $40 per guest (max guests per student = 1)
    • They must bring their own linens and toiletries; the rooms have full-size beds.
    • Check-in will occur on DAY 1 from 5-6:30pm (no exceptions); Check-out will be done as express check-out (key drop) on DAY 2 from 8am-6pm. 
    • We will only offer guest housing while our halls are unoccupied, so there will be NSOs that will not offer guest housing.  The following are the only dates we are offering guest housing:
      • May 21 – 22
      • June 1 - 2
      • June 4 - 5
      • June 8 – 9
      • June 10 – 11
      • June 15 – 16
      • June 17 – 18
      • June 22 – 23
      • June 24 – 25
      • July 5 – 6
    • Sign up here: 
  • Option Three: Commute from home!
    • Live close to WT? No need to stay on campus or in a hotel. These are just options for those who wish to do so!