New Student Orientation


Congratulations on taking your next step toward your college education! 

At the Office of New Student Programs, we are committed to making your transition to Sul Ross State University as smooth, informative, and fun as possible.

New Student Orientation is designed to assist you in preparing for academic and social life at SRSU while providing you the opportunity to get advised, register for classes, experience life in Residential Living, make new connections, and finish any business transactions you need to complete before the semester starts.

All New Student Orientation events include an overnight stay with Residential Living (reservation made and paid for separately), a dinner for the student on the first evening with select faculty and staff members, a student breakfast and lunch, registration for classes, and engaging activites to meet your fellow Lobos. Aramark dining services will be available for students and guests to purchase additional meals throughout the weekend.

In order to provide a quality experience for each student, each event is capped at 75 student-attendees. New Student Orientation, aside from your Residential Living reservation, is funded through the Student Orientation Fee.  

At New Student Orientation you will:

  • Learn about the academic programs offered at SRSU in a small group setting
  • Meet the academic community and learn classroom expectation
  • Meet the Residential Living staff and experience what it is like to live on campus
  • Be advised and registered for classes
  • Meet your fellow Lobos and make essential connections

New Student Orientation 2020 Dates *Coming Soon*


Click here to see a sample schedule.

Overnight on Campus

New Student Orientation events are over-night events and are offered in conjunction with SRSU Residential Living facilities. Please contact Admissions for more information about this option. Space is limited to students registered for New Student Oreintation, and is only available to students. Students must make reservations with Residential Life to reserve their room (RESERVE ROOM HERE), and parents need to make separate overnight plans. Please note there is a standard $30.00 charge for reserving a room. All students staying in the residential living units must complete a GUEST HOUSING AGREEMENT. For more information on guest housing, click here. Residential Life can be contacted at or 432-837-8190.

Students staying overnight in the dorms will need to furnish their own: sleeping bag, or sheets and blanket; towel; and pillow to use in the dorms.

If you are unable to stay overnight due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the Director of New Student Programs to make alternative plans. It is highly recommended that all incoming students participate in the full New Student Orienation agenda. 


Things to do before attending New Student Orientation


All first-time college students must complete the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA), and submit a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) Certification prior to registration and attending New Student Orientation. Please see our TSIA webpage for more information concerning the assessment requirements and PAA Certification requirements. Scores must be on file before you can register for classes.

Call Anita Banegas (432-837-8982) in the Lobo Den to check your TSIA status if you are unsure



You must know your A-number and PIN, or Lobo ID (your SRSU email without the part) and password to set this up.

Click here for details on how to access LoboPass



Lobo Online is how you check your registration status, add/drop classes, view your account balance, check financial aid status, etc.
If you cannot remember how to login, set up your LoboPass (password management) account.

Click here for details on how to access Lobo-Online

You might want to write down, or take a picture of, your A-number, PIN, Lobo ID, and password. You will need these for New Student Orientation.