Academic Calendar and Contact Information

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018 - August 15 - December 11, 2018

Event Type Date
Campus Housing Opens Friday-Sunday, August 10-12
Faculty Report Monday, August 13
DACC Fall Convocation Monday, August 13
Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 15
Late Registration Wednesday, August 15
Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, August 16
First Deadline for Filing Certificate/Degree Application (Last Day to Submit & Avoid Late Fee) Friday, August 24
Last Day to add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, August 24
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 3
Window for Early Performance Grades Friday-Tuesday, September 21-25
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (Except courses carrying designated dates) Friday, October 12
Last Day to Withdraw from DACC/NMSU (Except courses carrying designated dates) Friday, November 30
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday-Friday, November 19-23
EXAM WEEK Monday-Friday, December 3-7
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 7
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, December 8
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 11

Spring Semester 2019 - January 16 - May 14, 2019

Event Type Date
Faculty Report Thursday, January 10
DACC Spring Convocation Thursday, January 10
Campus Housing Opens Sunday, January 13
New Student Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 15
Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 16
Late Registration Wednesday, January 16
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, January 17
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Monday, January 21
First Deadline for Filing Certificate/Degree Application (Last Day to Submit & Avoid Late Fee) Friday, January 25
Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Monday, January 28
Last Day to Drop a Course with “W” (except courses carrying designated dates) Friday, March 15
Window for Early Performance Grades Friday-Tuesday, February 22-26
Spring Break Monday-Friday, March 25-29
Spring Holiday Friday, April 19
Last Day to Withdraw from DACC/NMSU (except courses carrying designated dates) Friday, May 3
EXAM WEEK Monday-Friday, May 6-10
DACC Commencement Thursday, May 9
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 10
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, May 11
Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 14

Summer Semester 2019 - May 22 - August 5, 2019

Event Type Date
Campus Housing Opens (noon) Tuesday, May 21
Faculty Report Tuesday, May 21
Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 22
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 23
Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 27
Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Wednesday, May 29
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (except courses carrying designated dates) Monday, July 1
Independence Day Observance Thursday, July 4
First Deadline for Filing Certificate/Degree Application (Last Day to Submit & Avoid Late Fee) Monday, July 8
Last Day to Withdraw from DACC/NMSU (except courses carrying designated dates) Thursday, July 25
Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 1
Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 2
Final Grades Due Monday, August 5

Holidays for Administrative Offices

Event Type Date
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Thursday-Friday, November 22–23, 2018
Winter Holiday December 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Monday, January 21, 2019
Spring Holiday Friday, April 19, 2019
Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day Observance Thursday, July 4, 2019

NOTE: Dates in this calendar were compiled in January 2018 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 575-527-7275
Academic Readiness Center/Tutoring - Gadsden Center 575-882-6818
Academic Readiness Center/Tutoring - Sunland Park Center 575-874-7807
Admission to Career Programs 575-528-7001
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 575-528-7477
Advanced Technologies Division 575-527-7599
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division 575-527-7669
Bookstore - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7253
Bookstore - Espina Campus 575-527-7692
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 575-528-7244
East Mesa Campus 575-527-7500
ENLACE - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7395
ENLACE - Espina Campus 575-528-7397
ENLACE - Parent Engagement 575-528-7396
Espina Campus 575-527-7500
Financial Aid - East Mesa Campus 575-528-7001
Financial Aid - Gadsden Center 575-882-6808
Financial Aid - Sunland Park Center 575-882-6808
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 575-528-7396
Student Recruitment 575-527-7508
Student Services 575-527-7530
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
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