Academic Calendar and Contact Information

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2020 - August 19 - December 15, 2020

Event Type Date
Campus Housing Opens for 1st Year Students Friday & Saturday, August 14-15
Campus Housing Opens for Upperclassmen Sunday, August 16
Faculty Report Monday, August 17
Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 19
Late Registration Wednesday, August 19
Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, August 20
First Deadline for Filing Certificate/Degree Application (Last Day to Submit & Avoid Late Fee) Friday, August 28
Last Day to add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, August 28
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 7
Window for Early Performance Grades Friday-Tuesday, September 25-29
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (Except courses carrying designated dates) Friday, October 16
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday-Friday, November 23-27
Last Day to Withdraw from DACC/NMSU (4:59 pm) (Except courses carrying designated dates) Friday, December 4
EXAM WEEK Monday-Friday, December 7-11
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 11
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, December 12
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 15

Spring Semester 2021 - January 22 - May 19, 2021

Event Type Date
Faculty Report Thursday, January 14
New Student Orientation/Registration Friday, January 15
Campus Housing Opens Sunday, January 17
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Monday, January 18
Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 20
Late Registration Wednesday, January 20
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, January 21
First Deadline for Filing Certificate/Degree Application (Last Day to Submit & Avoid Late Fee) Friday, January 29
Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, January 29
Window for Early Performance Grades Friday-Tuesday, February 26 - March 2
Last Day to Drop a Course with “W” (except courses carrying designated dates) Thursday, March 18
Spring Break Monday-Friday, March 22-26
Spring Holiday Friday, April 2
Last Day to Withdraw from DACC/NMSU (4:59 pm) (except courses carrying designated dates) Friday, May 7
EXAM WEEK Monday-Friday, May 10-14
DACC Commencement Thursday, May 13
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 14
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, May 15
Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 18

Summer Semester 2021 - May 27 - August 10, 2021

Event Type Date
Campus Housing Opens (noon) Tuesday, May 25
Faculty Report Tuesday, May 25
Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 26
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 31
Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Wednesday, June 2
Independence Day Observance Monday, July 5
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (except courses carrying designated dates) Tuesday, July 6
First Deadline for Filing Certificate/Degree Application (Last Day to Submit & Avoid Late Fee) Monday, July 12
Last Day to Withdraw from DACC/NMSU (4:59 pm) (except courses carrying designated dates) Thursday, July 29
Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 5
Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 6
Final Grades Due Monday, August 9

Holidays for Administrative Offices

Event Type Date
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Thursday-Friday, November 26–27, 2020
Winter Holiday December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Monday, January 18, 2021
Spring Holiday Friday, April 2, 2021
Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day Observance Monday, July 5, 2021

NOTE: Dates in this calendar were compiled in February 2020 and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, consult the online Academic Calendar

Inquiries about DACC are welcomed in person, by telephone, by mail and via the DACC Website. Please contact the college for a free information packet.

Location Phone Number
Switchboard: (575) 528-7000
Toll free: 1 (800) 903-7503
Fax: (575) 527-7515
Web: http://dacc.nmsu.edu/

Central Administration and Student Services:
Doña Ana Community College
East Mesa Campus
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011-1656 

Postal Address for All Other Locations:
DACC–NMSU (MSC 3DA)
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Web Information Requests:
dacc.nmsu.edu/admissions/request-information/

Departmental Phone Numbers

Location Phone Number
Security—All Locations 575-527-7777
Academic Advising Center - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7272
Academic Advising Center - Espina Campus 575-528-7257
Academic Advising Center - Gadsden Center 575-882-6809
Academic Advising Center - Sunland Park Center 575-874-7787
Academic Readiness Center/Tutoring - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7275
Academic Readiness Center/Tutoring - Espina Campus 575-527-7575
Academic Readiness Center/Tutoring - Gadsden Center 575-882-6818
Academic Readiness Center/Tutoring - Sunland Park Center 575-874-7807
Admission to Career Programs 575-527-7526
Adult Education - Espina Campus 575-527-7540
Adult Education - Gadsden Center 575-882-6813
Adult Education - Sunland Park Center 575-874-7790
Adult Education - Chaparral Center 575-824-2010
Adult Education - Workforce Center 575-528-7476
Advanced Technologies Division 575-527-7599
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division 575-527-7669
Bookstore - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7253
Business & Public Services Division 575-527-7560
Cashiers Office 575-527-7516
Chaparral Center 575-824-2000
Computer Lab - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7265
Computer Lab - Espina Campus 575-527-7561
Computer Lab - Gadsden Center 575-882-6802
Computer Lab - Sunland Park Center 575-874-7783
Computer Lab - Chaparral Center 575-824-2003
Computer Lab - Creative Media/Digital & Design 575-527-7677
Counseling (Provided by Ben Archer) 575-640-4669
Customized Training Program 575-528-7440
Dual Credit Program 575-528-7045
East Mesa Campus 575-527-7500
ENLACE - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7396
ENLACE - Espina Campus 575-528-7395
Espina Campus 575-527-7528
Financial Aid - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7001
Financial Aid - Gadsden Center 575-527-7654
Financial Aid - Sunland Park Center 575-527-7654
Gadsden Center 575-882-3939
Health Sciences Division 575-527-7630
Information Center - East Mesa & Espina Campuses 575-528-7001
Learn-to-Read - Literacy Program 575-527-7641
Library/Media Center - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7260
Library/Media Center - Espina Campus 575-527-7555
Library Satellite Office - Gadsden Center 575-882-6819
Library Satellite Office - Sunland Park Center 575-874-7808
Science, Engineering & Mathematics Division 575-527-7690
Small Business Development Center 575-527-7676
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) - All Campuses and Centers 575-527-7548
Student Government Association 575-528-7618
Student Recruitment 575-527-7536
Sunland Park Center 575-874-7780
Testing Services - Accuplacer 575-527-7569
Testing Services - GED & Other Tests 575-528-7294
Veterans Program Office 575-528-7081
Vice President for Student Services 575-527-7530
Virtual Learning & Instructional Technology (VLIT) - East Mesa Campus 575-527-7737
Virtual Learning & Instructional Technology (VLIT) - Espina Campus 575-527-7738
Workforce Development & Career Readiness 575-527-7776