College Enrichment Program Application
We coordinate the most comprehensive new student orientation program at UNM. Our goal is to prepare incoming students for a successful university experience. Orientation participants spend three days and two nights on campus, so they get to experience what life is like at UNM.
During their stay, our participants learn about the resources available to students here at UNM. They also learn about various student programs throughout the campus and they tour UNM's libraries, athletic facilities, fine arts venues, among other things. Students also participate in valuable life skills workshops that will help prepare them for life on their own. Finally, students also receive individualized and professional academic advising so that they can register for classes that best suit their needs and goals. We can offer more individualized attention because we limit our orientations to approximately sixty students per session.
Summer 2012 Orientation Dates
CEP is pleased to announce the orientation dates for Summer 2012:
- Session 1: May 29 -31
- Session 2: June 4 -6
- Session 3: June 18 - 20
- Session 4: June 25 - 27
- Session 5: July 9 - 11
- Session 6: July 16 - 18
- Session 7: July 30 - August 1
- Session 8: August 14 - August 16
Components of Summer Orientation
- UNM general information (housing, registration, etc.)
- Career and college information
- Campus and library tour
- Parent orientation
- Preparation of Fall class schedule
- Registration for Fall semester
- Health and wellness issues
- College skills assessment
- Leadership and team building
- Life skills
- Pre-professional activities
- Time management
- Evening activities
- Academic advisement
- Scheduling of classes
- Personal support
- Career exploration
- Academic support services – tutoring
- Freshman Scholars Program
- Internships, co-op, and student exchange programs
- Graduate and professional schools information – law, health professions, business
Admission Criteria to the College Enrichment Program
While the CEP Program has an open door policy, it does target a certain population of students.
- First generation to college (parents/guardian have not earned a Bachelor's degree)
- A member of an under-represented group
- A TRIO participant (Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Center)
- Prior participation in CEP by a family member
Please note: Any student who feels they can benefit from participating in the program can register for an orientation session even if specific admissions criteria are not met. Please contact one of the CEP advisors for more details at 277-5321.
You MUST call the College Enrichment Program office at (505) 277-5321 by 5:00pm three (3) business days prior to your scheduled session if:
- You are unable to attend the session you have signed up for.
- You are signed up for a session and decide NOT to attend the University of New Mexico for the upcoming semester
You can modify your orientation reservation (including session date guests, etc.) by contacting the office at (505) 277-5321 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Failure to contact the College Enrichment Program by the cancellation deadline (5:00pm three business days prior to your scheduled orientation session) will result in a “no-show” fee for the full program amount.
Contacting another University office about your decision to not attend UNM does not count as cancelling your commitment to attend orientation. If you do not contact the College Enrichment Program to cancel your reservation, you will still be charged.
The College Enrichment Program works with a number of departments that require us to guarantee your space prior to your arrival at orientation. The three (3) business day notice allows us sufficient time to contact these departments and notify them of any changes, thus allowing you not to be charged.
Not Attending UNM
If you complete an orientation program and then decide not to attend UNM, you will still be responsible for the orientation fee.
Things To Do Before Orientation
- Create a UNM NetID
- Complete the placement exam
- Complete the foreign language placement exam
- Read the material sent to you from the College Enrichment Program
For more information, call, write, or email the College Enrichment Program.