Office of New Student Programs


Sul Ross State University has New Student Orientation Programs available in two steps:

(1)  Students may sign up for a SOAR session, consisting of advising/registering in classes as well as completing business transactions related to beginning college.  These sessions are scheduled throughout the summer and prior to the fall semester.  Date for spring 2017 is:










At SOAR, you will:

  • Be advised and registered for classes
  • Talk with financial aid counselors about your financial aid package.
  • Check in with Residential Living and make housing arrangements.
  • Contact housing at (432) 837-8190 for more information.  You will need to complete a housing application. 

  • If you are planning to live off-campus, please visit the Residential Living webpage regarding requirements and exemptions.  If you have any questions regarding on-campus living requirements, please email Residential Living at

(2)  New students are required to attend Lobo Days Welcome activities which begin with Move in to the residence halls. 

Lobo Days Student Orientation


Sully Showcase


Information to come.

Campus Tours

Sul Ross encourages visits to the university at any time during the year. Visitors may preview campus life through these individual tours. Student Ambassador-guided tours are available between 9:00am and 3:00pm Mondays through Fridays except during university holidays. To schedule a campus visit, call Sul Ross at 1-888-722-SRSU (7778) or send a request.

Visitors' Information


For accommodations for a documented disability, call the Disability Services office at (432) 837-8178. The office can provide information on available services. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Driving Directions

Download a campus map

  • Heading west on Interstate 10: take Exit 248 (about 10 miles west of Fort Stockton) to U.S. 67. Take U.S. 67 for about 47 miles; turn right onto U.S. 90 where the highways merge. The University will be on the right.
  • Heading east on Interstate 10 from El Paso: take Exit 140A (near Van Horn) to U.S. 90; follow U.S. 90 through Marfa to Alpine (about 101 miles). The University will be on the left.
  • From Highway 118: follow Highway 118 to Alpine. Take a left on U.S. 90; the University will be on the left.

Overnight Stays: Students

Call Residential Living at (432) 837-8190 for information about overnight accommodations and to make arrangements for arrival and check-in. Students who stay overnight in guest housing on campus will need to bring sheets, pillows, towels, soap, personal necessities, alarm clock, etc.

Overnight Stays: Family

Parents and other family members who accompany new students to events should make their own arrangements for lodging. Information on special sessions for parents may be included in confirmation mailouts. For information on Alpine accommodations, visit

Visiting the Region

Alpine, Texas, is located in the county seat of Brewster County at the gateway to the Big Bend country. The Big Bend Country of Texas is a multifaceted region encompassing the great Chihuahuan Desert, picturesque hills and mountains reaching to more than 8,000 feet in altitude, rolling plains and a wide assortment of plants, wildlife and geological features. The region attracts more than half a million visitors each year from throughout the world. Located near Sul Ross are the nationally-known Big Bend National Park, the scenic Davis Mountains and State Park, the Fort Davis National Historic Site, the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, Balmorhea State Park and a number of historic towns and sites that depict the region's diverse history.