What to Expect

This one-day session is the beginning of New Student Orientation. You must reserve your seat online and submit any pending information prior attending your session. During orientation you will be provided information from Academic Advisement, get your Vaquero Student ID, register for courses and get your class schedule.
To-Do List: Review the items noted below and submit any missing documents as soon as possible. Some items will be completed at New Student Orientation, but the first TWO items must be submitted before your orientation session.
    1. Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination: All new students under the age of 22 are required to submit evidence of receiving the bacterial meningitis vaccination (administered within the past five years) before you can enroll. Students will not be allowed to register without providing proof of meningitis vaccination or exemption.

    2. Submit your TSI Scores or proof of exemption.

    3. Bring Two Forms of Identification with You: Examples of what to bring: Driver’s License, Military ID, State issued ID card and/or a Passport/VISA, original Social Security Number card, original Voter Registration card, a credit card and/or an Employee ID/Badge.

    4. Pay for New Student Orientation: There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee for New Student Orientation. You can either pay it online at ASSIST before the event, in person at the Bursar’s Office located in the Student Services Building, allow your Financial Aid to pay for the fee, or allow the fee to be applied to your tuition and fees statement.

    5. Wear Comfortable Shoes: You will be doing a lot of walking around the UTRGV campus so be as comfortable as possible; do not forget to bring your best smile too!