Sul Ross State University wants to make your transition to college as smooth, informative, and fun as possible. The Office of New Student Programs is actively addressing the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic presents. We are committed to finding creative solutions that ensure your health, safety, and welfare during this transition and we strictly adhere to guidelines regarding social distancing and restrictions regarding events, travel, and all university-related activities.

Register for New Student Orientation. Once you register, an Orientation Counselor will soon contact you and guide you through next steps.  The Counselor will also answer basic questions and help schedule you for related offices, if warranted. All incoming students should register and attend New Student Orientation before August 20, 2021.

All enrolled first-time students participate in Lobo Days that will be held Saturday, August 21 – Sunday, August 22 and culminates in the New Student Convocation Sunday evening.


Click HERE to Register for New Student Orientation!


Way out here

Driving Directions

  • 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

Families who accompany their student when attending Lobo Days should make their own arrangements for lodging. For information on accommodations in Alpine, visit

Visiting the Region

Alpine, TX, is located in the county seat of Brewster County, at the gateway to 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. Each year, the region attracts more than half a million visitors from around the world. Located near Sul Ross, are 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 regions diverse history.