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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

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Cowboy Orientation at Highlands is a one-day program that will allow students to learn the ropes of college life.  During Cowboy Orientation you will register for classes, meet the staff from our student services offices, and learn about campus life!  This will also be a great opportunity for you to meet and socialize with other students, as well as make new friends!

The goal of Cowboy Orientation is to support all new Highlands students and their families as they make their exciting transition into college.  This will be done by personally guiding, supporting, and enlightening students to everything the university has to offer.

Cowboy Orientation is mandatory for all incoming freshmen, and is strongly encouraged for all transfer students.


New Mexico Highlands University is the place to be!  We are excited to have you on campus during New Student Orientation and want to provide only the best services to you!  New Student Orientation is one of the most important events you will attend as a student while at Highlands and we promise to make it an event you won’t want to miss or will ever forget.  There is a one-time $30 non-refundable fee. This fee will convert to a credit on your student account once you have registered for you Fall courses. There are plenty of dates from which to select to participate with the event that will be the beginning of your college career!


New Mexico Highlands University is a comfortably sized university and our guests can walk easily from one building to another regardless of where they may park.  Parking is free and easily accessible throughout campus without a parking pass.  Our campus is also sensitive to our students' needs and have provided several disability accessible parking spaces; however, if you should require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Accessibility Services at 505.454.3252.

Are you ready to be a leader?

Are you ready to make a difference in someone's life? Join the team that will be part of welcoming our new freshmen to campus!  Apply now to be a Summer Orientation leader!

Orientation leaders must:

  • Have completed at least 32 credit hours
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Show campus and community involvement
  • Be energetic and passionate about Highlands
  • Be motivated to work with new students
  • Be available to work evenings
  • Be available for every New Student Orientation
  • Terms of employment are from April-August, 2013

 For more information, contact Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos at 505.454.3127.

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