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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 should sign up to attend an in-person New Student Orientation. 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 should complete the Online Orientation.

Returning and Transfer Students

If you have attended college previously, either at CNM or another college or university, you should complete the Online 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. 

Spring 2017 Dates

Main Campus

Monday, September 19, 2016, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Friday, October 14, 2016, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Thursday, December 1, 3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Wednesday, January 4, 2016, 3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Friday, January 13, 2016, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Montoya Campus

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Westside Campus

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Suncat SOAR Sessions

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Friday, November 11, 2016, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Summer 2017 Dates

*Online registration for Summer 2017 New Student Orientation sessions will open January 17th. Please check back then.

Main Campus

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Monday, May 1, 2017, 3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Montoya Campus

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Westside Campus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Suncat SOAR Sessions

Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM