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New Student Orientation

Welcome to CNM! We're glad to have you. On your path to registering as a new student, you must complete a New Student Orientation.

Attending an in-person orientation will help you get started on your college career and help you understand what to expect as a new student.

Types of Orientation

Beginning Freshmen

If you are beginning college for the first time, you must sign up to attend an in-person New Student Orientation if you are planning on attending full-time. If you are planning to get the Bridge to Success Scholarship, this orientation is a requirement for eligibility and must be completed by August 1st.

Dual Credit (High School) Students

If you are applying to CNM as a dual credit student, you must complete the Dual Credit Online Orientation.

Returning and Transfer Students

If you have attended college previously, either at CNM or another college or university, you are welcome to complete the Online Orientation or attend an in-person New Student Orientation.

Family members, friends and loved ones are welcome to attend a separate Family and Ally Session hosted by CNM Connect Services. Visit our FAQ page for more information. 

Fall 2017 Dates

Main Campus

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Friday, June 2, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 3:30 PM-7:30 PM - Family/Ally Spanish Session

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Montoya Campus

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Friday, August 11, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Westside Campus

Monday, June 19, 2017, 3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

South Valley Campus

Friday, July 7, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Rio Rancho Campus

Monday, July 24, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Suncat SOAR Sessions

Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM