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 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 second floor of the NMSU Bookstore on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus.

Students can now utilize a mobile ID.   The new Aggie Mobile ID is available to all enrolled students and current employees! It provides a secure, mobile-centric campus environment with contactless student ID credentials for effortless, campus-wide transactions and access privileges.

Parking Office

Parking permits are not required for any DACC parking lots.  At the Espina Campus, DACC parking lots are designated with signage to indicate the color of the lot is dark blue for DACC.  These DACC lots do not require a permit.  However, a NMSU parking permit is required to park curbside on streets surrounding the DACC Espina Campus.  Parking meters require payment.  Additional free parking is available and can be located on the parking map.  The parking map is available online at  Parking regulations are enforced Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Disabled parking spaces, emergency/fire zones, services zones, and yellow curbs are enforced 24 hours a day.  Parking regulations are available online at

Information on purchasing a NMSU parking permit is available at or at the NMSU Parking Department located on the second floor of the NMSU Bookstore, Monday through Friday form 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aggie Transit is a free campus shuttle service available to all students to access the entire NMSU and DACC Espina campuses.  Bus route maps are available at

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 NMSU fleet.

Aggie Health and Wellness Center (AHWC)

The Aggie Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) provides integrated comprehensive medical, psychological and recreational activity services to the students of New Mexico State University.  The AHWC is located on the NMSU Las Cruces campus, with the main entrance located on the northeast corner of the building, at the corner of McFie and Breland Drive, across the street from Zuhl Library.

The AHWC is a nationally accredited out-patient ambulatory facility offering services in:

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health education, outreach and programming
  • Immunizations (travel and preventative)
  • Medical clearance for NMSU research, education and employment purposes
  • Medical illness and prevention
  • Mental health and counseling
  • Treatment and case management of workers compensation injuries
  • Women’s health

DACC students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more are eligible to receive services from the Aggie Health and Wellness Center without having to pay an office visit fee.  Students enrolled in less than 12 credits are also eligible to receive services, but are required to pay an office visit of $35.  Students enrolled in less than 12 credits may also purchase semester-long access to the services offered by the NMSU Aggie Health and Wellness Center for $79.  Visit the following site for pricing information:

For further information, call (575) 646-1512, email, or visit

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, or visit

Online student admission is available at Registration functions, grade reports and e-mail may be accessed via the Web at

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 the Hardman Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, room 128, on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus. Visit the TRIO web site at, or call (575) 646-3136.

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

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 under “Food Guide.” Additional information can be obtained online at, or by contacting the ID Card Office at (575) 646-4835, or by visiting their office on the second floor of the NMSU Bookstore on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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