Student Services on the NMSU Las Cruces (Main) Campus

This section describes the services offered on the NMSU campus that are most commonly used by DACC students. For a complete listing of NMSU student services, consult the NMSU Las Cruces Academic Catalog.

ID Card Services

The Aggie ID Card is the primary source of student identification on campus. Depending on the options purchased, this ID card can serve as a membership card for meals and as proof of eligibility for access to athletic events. It can hold Aggie Ca$h, work as a key in some residential buildings, and provide access to other student services. Please visit http://idcard.nmsu.edu for more information.

Aggie Ca$h is a pre-paid account that allows you to use your Aggie ID Card to make convenient purchases at locations all over campus without the need for cash. The Aggie ID Card can also be enhanced to act as a Wells Fargo debit card. For additional information, visit the ID Card Office on the first floor of Corbett Center on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus.

Parking Office

A NMSU parking permit is required to park on DACC’s Central Campus in parking lots or curbside on streets. Parking meters require payment. Free parking is available near the Pan American Center. The campus parking map is available online at http://park.nmsu.edu/. Parking regulations are enforced between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Disabled parking spaces, emergency/fire zones, service zones and yellow curbs are enforced 24 hours a day. Parking Regulations are available online at http://park.nmsu.edu/.

Information on purchasing a NMSU parking permit is available at http://park.nmsu.edu or at the Parking Department located at 1400 E. University Ave. (southwest corner of the Auxiliary Services Building between Barnes & Noble and Panda Express), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. When visiting, you may enjoy free parking in designated spots just south of the building.

Aggie Transit is a free campus shuttle service available to all students. Bus route maps are available at http://park.nmsu.edu/.

Transportation and Parking Services is responsible for issuing parking permits, enforcing parking regulations, and developing parking lots, as well as maintaining information related to the university fleet.

Campus Health Center (CHC)

The university maintains a well-equipped health center on campus, with a comprehensive laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray services. (Hospitalization is available in the community.)

All DACC students enrolled in six or more credit hours will have the option to purchase access to CHC services at the time of registration, or later at the Campus Health Center itself. Part-time foreign students, regardless of classification, must pay the fee for CHC services.

Supplemental health insurance is also available through the CHC. For further information about the insurance or CHC services, call (575) 646-5706, write to debramon@nmsu.edu, or visit http://chc.nmsu.edu/for-students/student-health-insurance/.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

ICT maintains computer labs throughout the Las Cruces Campus that provide PCs and Macs loaded with computer software to meet the academic needs of NMSU students. Access to other campus resources include wireless zones, account management, equipment checkout, and an online learning environment. Student admissions, registration, financial aid, and grades are easily accessible through the myNMSU portal. In addition, ICT offers student discounts on the purchase of computers.

For further information, call (575) 646-1840, write to help@nmsu.edu, or visit http://ict.nmsu.edu/.

Online student admission is available at http://prospective.nmsu.edu/. Registration functions, grade reports and e-mail may be accessed via the Web at https://my.nmsu.edu/.

TRIO Student Support Services Program

The TRIO Student Support Services program helps ensure that program participants succeed at NMSU. Services include the following:

  • MENTORING – participants meet with a mentor each week for assistance in adjusting to college, learning and using campus resources, developing effective study skills, accessing financial aid, using academic peer advising, staying motivated, and dealing with personal issues associated with college.
  • TUTORING – individual tutoring is available by appointment in science, math, engineering, agriculture, social sciences, humanities, business, and foreign languages. Tutors are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.
  • TUTORING/COMPUTER LAB – complete assignments, check e-mail, drop in for tutoring.
  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIES – participants receive tickets to cultural/educational activities such as plays, dance productions and symphonies.
  • EQUIPMENT LOANS – laptops, tape recorders, and programmable calculators are available to participants.

To qualify for the program, the applicant must be a first-generation college student (neither of whose parents received a four-year baccalaureate degree), meet income guidelines set by the US Department of Education, demonstrate an academic need, or have a learning or physical disability. Admission to the TRIO Student Support Services program is highly competitive with only 350 slots available for eligible students. Students should apply early in Hardman Hall, room 210, on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus. Visit the TRIO web site at http://ssc.nmsu.edu/trio-student-support-services/, or call (575) 646-3136.

Office of International and Border Programs (IBP)

The Office of International and Border Programs oversees the comprehensive internationalization of the university. It is the primary unit responsible for the welfare of incoming international students and outgoing education abroad students. IBP also represents the university with U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, international education professional associations and the private sector concerning international activities. The office also advocates for effective practices, policies and procedures to internationalize the university. The major program areas of the office are:

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND PUBLIC SERVICE – IBP adheres to the land-grant philosophy by providing programs and services to increase international understanding and awareness in the local and campus community, including southern New Mexico and the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS AND EXCHANGE STUDENT SERVICE – IBP’s Education Abroad Office oversees all study, research, internship and service abroad programs, as well as coordinates faculty led study abroad programs through its Faculty Led International Programs (FLiP) office. This office also coordinates programs and services for visiting exchange students.

INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES, DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION – IBP facilitates the interests of faculty who wish to participate in international interdisciplinary projects requiring technical assistance, training or public outreach. This includes project identification, proposal development, project management and development of international cooperative agreements with international entities or institutions.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES (ISSS) – IBP’s ISSS Office is charged with ensuring that the needs of NMSU’s international students and scholars are met. This includes orientation, advising and institutional compliance with U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations as they pertain to the F and J visa programs.

US-MEXICO BORDER PROGRAMS – IBP is responsible for coordinating the university’s involvement in US–Mexico cooperative projects including research, economic development and educational outreach.

For more information, contact the Office of International and Border Programs at (575) 646-7041, or visit their website: https://ibp.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Campus Dining

Commuter students and those living on campus will find different meal plans that suit their lifestyles. A dining contract runs for the whole academic year, and charges are applied to a student’s university account every semester. For more information visit the Web site http://dining.nmsu.edu/.

In addition to the meal plans, food service is available at various locations throughout the campus. Students may use cash, NMSU Aggie Ca$h, the NMSU Enhanced Aggie ID Card, a credit card, and, in most areas, the Aggie Dining Dollars that are included with the meal plan package. Food service location hours are posted at http://dining.nmsu.edu/ under “Food Guide.” Additional information can be obtained online at http://idcard.nmsu.edu/, or by contacting the ID Card Office at (575) 646-4835, or by visiting their office on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Other Programs and Services at NMSU

  • TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION, STUDENT RECORDS AND DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCY:

NMSU Office of the Registrar, (575) 646-3411

http://nmsu.edu/registrar

  • HOUSING FOR SINGLE AND MARRIED STUDENTS:

NMSU Housing and Residential Life, (575) 646-3202

http://housing.nmsu.edu/

  • STUDENT ACCOUNTS INFORMATION:

University Accounts Receivable, (575) 646-4911

http://uar.nmsu.edu