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Aggie Welcome & Orientation General Announcement

Update 4/16/2020 

In response to the on-going concerns regarding COVID-19, New Mexico State University has decided to hold all Aggie Welcome & Orientation (AWO) sessions in a virtual, online format. Through this virtual format, we will continue to provide high-level content for students and their family members as well as create ways for you to foster communities to ease your transition to NMSU. Shifting to a virtual format has enabled us to lower the AWO fee to $99. Students who have already signed up for AWO under the $165 rate, will have a credit placed on their student account soon. 

Students will maintain the AWO dates for which they already registered. We will be hosting dynamic virtual experiences on your chosen AWO date, since you already have this time scheduled, and we know that university faculty and staff are available on those days. This helps us provide you with both recorded videos and content to read prior to your AWO date, but also engage you with live presentations where you can ask questions and “in-person” one-on-one meetings with your Academic Advisor.

We know that you will have many questions as we make this transition, and we will work to answer those questions in a timely manner. Many of the questions that you have may already be answered via our “Frequently Ask Questions” page. It is important that you monitor your email accounts regularly, as you will receive direct updates about orientation through your personal and NMSU email accounts. We will also continue to post up-to-date information on the AWO website’s FAQ page, and other NMSU locations as necessary. 

At this time, all AWO staff are working from home. Therefore, sending questions to is the best way for students to ask questions or otherwise communicate with our office. Families can also email if they have questions specific to their needs. Your understanding and patience is appreciated as we work through multiple layers of implementing the best virtual experience we can for all of our amazing incoming students and their families. We are looking forward to this new positive experience for your transition to NMSU. 

Go Aggies! 

Aggie Welcome & Orientation 
Undergraduate Admissions & Orientation Office