New Student Orientation

CNM's New Student Orientation will introduce you to resources and concepts to help you be successful in your first year of college.

Are you a new Suncat? Are you excited to learn your way around?

Bring your class schedule and pounce on over for a Campus Catwalk and learn about what CNM has to offer! New students and new CNM employees are welcome!

Catwalks will be available at Main, Montoya, and Westside campuses. 

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In CNM's New Student Orientations, you will explore resources available at CNM and participate in activities to prepare for the start of your college career.

If you have questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to reach out via or (505) 224-3352.

Important Details

  • Be sure to have your CNM student ID number and username available. 
  • Bring a pen or pencil and paper to take notes. 
  • In addition to attending orientation, you must meet with an advisor. These two requirements can be completed in any order.
  • Advisement will not be offered during orientation sessions.
  • Orientation must be completed before you can register for classes. Plan to complete orientation before open registration begins for the term you are planning on attending. 

Orientation Types

CNM offers different New Student Orientations to fit your status. We also offer periodic Family and Ally Sessions for family members who want to know how to support a student during their time in college. 

Some certificate and degree programs require an additional orientation program. Check with your academic school to find out if your program requires an additional orientation program.

Estudiantes de Primer Año

Todos los estudiantes de primer año tendrán que tomar una orientación. 

Orientación en español en persona

Our NSO Partner

CNM has partnered with Nusenda to bring you high quality, informative New Student Orientation sessions. 

NSO Partner