Orientation, Events & Campus Tours


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 dates are:
       June 13, 2014      (Friday)
       June 28, 2014 -   (Saturday) Recommended for Transfer students
       July 11, 2014       (Friday)
       July 18, 2014       (Friday)
      August 8, 2014     (Friday)
      August 21, 2014   (Thursday)
Click here to sign up for the SOAR Event of your choice.
(2)  New students are then required to attend Lobo Days Welcome activities which begin with Move in to the residence halls tentatively set for August 22, 2014.  There is also a SOAR session during Lobo Days for those who aren't able to attend one in the summer.


Tentative Schedule




Welcome to Sul Ross-Administration

Student Support Services

Lobo Den-What’s on the schedule for today?


Icebreakers with Pack Leaders


College 101 – Various Locations


Campus Tours with Pack Leaders


Lunch with your Pack Leader – Sponsored by Campus Activities


Advising & Registration-Various Locations

After registration, students will go through the Center for Enrollment Services to complete transactions with cashiers, housing, post office and financial aid.


Parent Lobo Café–Sponsored by Residential Living

The schedule for Lobo Days is coming soon.

Sully Showcase

Sully Showcase - April 5, 2014.  For more details please visit Showcase

Family Weekend

Family Weekend, sponsored each fall by the Office of Student Life, is an opportunity for families of current and prospective students to visit the university.

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



Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sweater in case of inclement weather.


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

  • From Interstate 10: take Exit 248 (about 10 miles west of Fort Stockton) to U.S. 67; turn right onto U.S. 90 where the highways merge
  • From Interstate 10: take Exit 140A (near Van Horn) to U.S. 90; follow U.S. 90 through Marfa to Alpine
  • From Highway 118: follow Highway 118 to Alpine

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 www.alpinetexas.com.

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.