DACC Welcome & Orientation

COVID-19 Update:

updated 4/20/2020

Due to the on-going concerns regarding COVID-19, DACC has decided to transition all new student orientation sessions (April through August 2020) from in-person experiences to an online format.

Through an online format we will provide content for students that will help with your transition to Doña Ana Community College.

Students will maintain the orientation date for which they are registered for. Students will receive an email about the new online format and how to complete online orientation as your scheduled session nears.

We know you have many questions about this new format, and we will work to answer them as we move forward. You will receive direct updates through your myNMSU email accounts, and we will post up-to-date information on this website as well as through social media platforms.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at admissions@dacc.nmsu.edu 

Stay safe and be well!

DACC Orientation Staff

Welcome! Orientation is an important step in your transition to DACC, and we’re excited to see you on campus and help you get the most out of your orientation.

Orientation will provide the tools and information to make your transition to DACC as easy as possible. Not only will you learn more about DACC and the resources available here, but you will also meet new friends and discover that DACC is a supportive and caring community.

Orientation for students entering in Fall 2020

Registration for Fall 2020 orientations is now open. Click on the link below to get started!

Register for Orientation


Friday, April 24 ONLINE FULL
Thursday, May 21 ONLINE FULL
Wednesday, May 27 ONLINE FULL
Tuesday, June 2 ONLINE FULL
Wednesday, June 3 ONLINE CLOSED
Thursday, June 4 ONLINE CLOSED
Tuesday, June 9 ONLINE CLOSED
Wednesday, June 10 ONLINE CLOSED
Tuesday, June 16 ONLINE CLOSED
Wednesday, June 17 ONLINE CLOSED
Thursday, June 18 ONLINE CLOSED
Tuesday, June 30 ONLINE Open
Tuesday, July 7 ONLINE Open
Wednesday, July 8 ONLINE Open
Thursday, July 9 ONLINE Open
Tuesday, July 14 ONLINE Open
Wednesday, July 15 ONLINE Open
Thursday, July 16 ONLINE Open
Tuesday, July 28 ONLINE Open
Wednesday, July 29 ONLINE Open
Thursday, July 30 ONLINE Open
Wednesday, August 5 ONLINE Open
Thursday, August 6 ONLINE Open

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to attend an Orientation?

  • All new, incoming freshmen must complete orientation before registering for classes.

How do I reschedule or cancel an Orientation reservation?

  • To reschedule or cancel your orientation reservation, and for all other orientation, questions contact us at 575-528-7001, 1-800-903-5703, or email admissions@dacc.nmsu.edu.

How do I petition for an Online Orientation?

  • If you are unable to attend a face-to-face Orientation program and would like to submit a request for Online Orientation, log-in to the orientation reservation system with your myNMSU username and password. Visit https://newstudentregistration.nmsu.edu/.