Resources for Students

Aggie Health & Wellness Center

The university maintains a well-equipped integrated health center on campus, with a comprehensive medical care, laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray, and counseling services. Hospitalization and emergency services are available in the community. Undergraduate students are eligible for services at the Center. Those students enrolled for 12 or more credits (6 in a summer session) may access the Center as fees have been paid through full-time enrollment. Students enrolled for less than 12 credits (5 in summer session) may choose to pay the wellness fee or office fee for medical care. The Center accepts payment for medical services through cash, credit card, student account and insurance reimbursement.

Counseling services at Aggie Health & Wellness provides students and the campus with individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, career counseling, outreach programs and consultation. We assist students who are dealing with issues such as relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma and self-esteem. In addition, Aggie Health & Wellness also has services and resources that support harm reduction. These services include: WAVE (Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education) which provides the campus with information concerning the decisions that surround alcohol use, sexual assault, and violence prevention; social work services operates the Aggie Cupboard, an on-campus food pantry and provides resource support for students who may need assistance with housing, insurance or other basic needs. All services are strictly confidential and are free.

The Aggie Health & Wellness Center is open Monday- Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm during the academic year and Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 5:00 pm during university breaks and summer. The Center is located on the corner of Breland and Stewart Sts. For more information, please call (575) 646-1512 or visit the website at wellness.nmsu.edu.

Campus Activities

The Office of Campus Activities offers involvement outside the classroom, an essential component of the student’s academics. Campus Activities collaborates with campus and community entities to create opportunities for student involvement, group and individual leadership and personal development. Campus Activities coordinates activities and events through the Activity Registration process for chartered student organizations, administers the University Sales and Solicitation Policy, the Freedom of Expression Policy, and serves as the university liaison to the Interfaith Council.

Campus Dining

First-year students living in the residence halls, who recently graduated from high school, are required to participate in a Meal Plan and are limited to the Aggie Unlimited and the Aggie Choice 230. The Meal Plan dining contract runs for an entire academic year (unless applying for the Spring Semester only) and charges are applied to a student's university account each semester.

Any registered student may participate in the Meal Plan program whether living on or off campus to include continuing, commuter, as well as Graduate students. A variety of Meal Plan choices are available to suit their lifestyle.

Application procedures and additional information may be obtained from the ID Card Services Office by calling (575) 646-4835 or via e-mail at idsvs@nmsu.edu, or by stopping by Room 137 in Corbett Center Student Union between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. The mailing address is:

ID Card Services Office
PO Box 30001, MSC 3 ID
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Other Food Services Options

In addition to the Meal Plans, food service is available at various locations throughout the campus by using cash, NMSU Aggie Cash, the NMSU Enhanced Aggie ID Card, a credit/debit card, or, in most areas, the Aggie Dining Dollars included with a Meal Plan package. Food service location hours are available at dining.nmsu.edu. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the ID Card Office between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at (575) 646-4835, idsvs@nmsu.edu, by visiting the office on the 1st floor of the Corbett Center Student Union. You may also visit us at idcard.nmsu.edu.

Career Services

The mission of Career Services is to offer programs, services and resources that will contribute to students life-long career planning efforts. Staff members work closely with deans, department heads, faculty and employers to assist students and alumni in developing suitable career opportunities based on their education, experiences and interests. Additionally, Career Services coordinates interviews between prospective employers, students and alumni. The staff advises students on the career-planning process and career-search strategies. Current information on employment trends, a comprehensive library of career literature, and electronic career products help students make educated decisions. Also, career fairs are held throughout the academic year. Students can launch their career plans through registration in AggieCAREER Manager.

Excellent experiential opportunities, through the following programs, contribute to forming students' career goals:

On-Campus Employment: Information is available for part-time employment through federal work-study, student employment and graduate assistant programs. Available opportunities are advertised on AggieCAREER Manager located on our website below.

Off-Campus Employment: Part- and full-time jobs in Las Cruces, requiring general or very specific qualifications, are listed and referrals are made for students.

Cooperative Education and Internship Program: Information is available on Cooperative Education and internship opportunities offered by government, nonprofit organizations and business/industry.

For comprehensive information on all programs and services offered by Career Services please visit us at Garcia Annex Room 224, call (575) 646-1631, or review our services online at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu.

Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support will be housed in Garcia Annex and new freshmen attending Aggie Welcome and Orientation this summer will be the first class to be fully integrated into the new advising center. The transition for students currently enrolled at NMSU will take effect after the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester.  Leadership for the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support is Dr. Jennifer Hodges (jphodges@nmsu.edu) as Interim Director and Marissa Fowler (marimaci@nmsu.edu) as Interim Associate Director. 

Cooperative Education and Internship Program

Today’s competitive employment market necessitates that students gain practical experience related to their major before they finish their college degree. This experience is called Experiential Learning.

NMSU enjoys a national reputation for its Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internship Program, which contributes to students’ total educational experience and realization of career goals by integrating academic theory and practical application on the job. Co-op and Internship assignments provide varied work experiences with employers from business, industry, government and nonprofit organizations. All Co-op work assignments are for continuing full-time students, and must be completed prior to graduation. Each semester (spring, summer, & fall) that a student participates in an approved Co-op a notation is placed on his/her permanent academic transcript.

Students may register full-time for the alternating plan, working one of more work phases throughout the U.S.; each work phase will last the duration of an academic semester. Work phases are separated by at least one semester of full-time on-campus classroom instruction. Note: While on an alternating work phase, students are afforded full-time academic status with the university, which protects enrollment status, financial aid and other student eligibilities, whether they are registered for any credit or not.

Continuous academic enrollment can be maintained through the parallel plan, wherein a student works part-time (approximately 20-29 hours per week) concurrent with full-time enrollment. Employers are generally located within commuting distance of the university.

In addition to gaining academically related work experience, Co-op students establish positive work ethics, receive remuneration for their educationally related experiences, and also may potentially arrange for course credit through an academic department.

Experiential Learning also includes internships. Internships vary in definition based on the employer and can be one-time or multiple semester work assignments that may or may not be curriculum-related, short or long duration and are paid or unpaid. Internships may qualify for the NMSU Cooperative Education and Internship program, if they meet the program requirements. Approved internship work assignments for continuing full-time students must be completed prior to graduation. Each semester (spring, summer & fall) that a student participates in an approved part-time or full-time Internship a notation is placed on his/her permanent academic transcripts. Internships may earn academic credit through the approval of an academic department.

All students interested in Cooperative Education or Internships must first register with the Cooperative Education and Internship Program office located in Career Services, Garcia Annex. Registration includes an NMSU AggieCAREER Manager Account and an advising session.

For more information contact:

Cooperative Education and Internship Program, MSC 3509
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 646-4115
Email: coop@nmsu.edu
http://careerservices.nmsu.edu

Corbett Center Student Union

Corbett Center Student Union (CCSU) serves as the center for campus life, providing programs and services for students and other members of the university community. CCSU is a place to study, relax, meet with student groups, eat, work or play; CCSU offers students, faculty and staff a variety of services and activities. The union is the home to several administrative offices, Campus Activities, Associated Students of NMSU (ASNMSU), Housing & Residential Life, Campus Dining Services, the student radio station and student newspaper. Services offered include an auditorium, meeting rooms, multiple dining facilities (both retail and residential), student attorney or student legal aid services, ATMs, a computer lab, study areas, post office, fitness center, game room and a convenience store.

For more information contact:

Corbett Center Information Desk
MSC CC, PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-4411 or (575) 646-4530
ccsu.nmsu.edu

Distance Education

The Office of Distance Education extends New Mexico State University's reach beyond traditional programs to provide opportunities for students to meet their academic, professional and personal learning goals. Distance Education courses from NMSU are delivered using the most innovative technology and methods available, including web-based technologies, ITV (Interactive Television), faculty exchanges and off-site classes.

Distance Education (DE) programs are designed to serve students who live a significant distance away from the Las Cruces campus or have scheduling conflicts due to family or work obligations and often find distance education as the best solution to educational advancement. DE at NMSU is defined as the formal education process of delivering educational instruction so students physically remote from the campus of program origin and/or instructor may participate. Distance education degree programs at NMSU are delivered using a variety of formats including 100% online, or combinations of ITV, online and face-to-face instruction at the Las Cruces campus or off-site locations such as NMSU community college campuses. Visit http://distance.nmsu.edu/degree-programs/ for a complete listing of programs.

For further information, contact the Office of Distance Education (ODE) located in Milton Hall, room 185. Contact ODE by calling (575) 646-8231, or email: distance@nmsu.edu. For current information, visit: http://distance.nmsu.edu/.

Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

All undergraduate degree programs offered through NMSU-Las Cruces are bachelor's degree completion programs. These programs require that students have all lower-division (100 and 200 level) credits completed before admittance into the program. Bachelor degree completion programs normally require two years of 300 and 400 level upper-division coursework to finish. The undergraduate degree completion programs vary in delivery format. Some are 100% online; some use web-based delivery and online; and some use online combined with face-to-face or ITV instruction at off-site locations such as NMSU community college campuses. Visit http://distance.nmsu.edu/degree-programs/ for a complete listing of programs.

Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

NMSU- Las Cruces partners with the NMSU Community Colleges to provide 100% online bachelor's degrees https://distance.nmsu.edu/online-bachelors/ where the first two years are completed at the community college and the second two years are completed through the online bachelor's degree completion programs. The academic plans for the 2+2 online bachelor's degrees are aligned for a smooth transition between programs and colleges.

Off-Site/Extension Programs

Distance education programs listed under this category are delivered primarily face-to-face at off-site/extension locations. Often, these courses will enhance instruction and learning with technology. Programs are located at NMSU two-year and Albuquerque Center campuses, as well as other locations throughout the state. Several degree programs are available at one or more off-site/extension locations. Visit http://distance.nmsu.edu/degree-programs/ for a complete listing of programs.

Technology-Based Programs

Distance Education programs listed under this category are delivered primarily using distance learning technologies. In some cases, programs may require brief residencies on the Las Cruces campus for orientation, assessment, or other activities. Technologies used to deliver distance education at NMSU include:

  • Instructor Canvas - the learning management system enables instructors to utilize the Internet in the delivery of a course
  • Adobe Connect - the web-conferencing system, offers a synchronous Web delivery solution for conducting virtual or live classroom events through the Web
  • Instructional Media Services - provides course delivery primarily through ITV. However, a variety of synchronous and asynchronous technologies may also be used. Courses may use what is known as a "blended approach" to instruction by integrating two or more types of technologies shown above to promote engaging and effective learning.

Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center

Combining instruction, evidence-based practical experience, state of the art technology, and service, the center provides training for students in Communication Disorders and renders service to the community. Students have opportunities to participate in diagnostic evaluations and to provide therapy in the areas of speech, language and hearing for clients across the lifespan.

Referrals are accepted from all sources (self, medical, school, nonprofessionals). The Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center is a fee-for-service clinic where university students, staff, faculty and their immediate family receive a reduced rate. All services are supervised by speech-language pathologists who are licensed in New Mexico and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Services are available in English and Spanish.

For further information, contact:

Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center
MSC 3SPE, PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 646-3906
TTY: (575) 646-6191
http://spedcd.education.nmsu.edu/cd/shc/

Housing and Residential Life

Living on campus is an opportunity for an investment in a student's academic success. As campus residents, students are part of the campus community with more opportunities to join clubs and attend campus events. Students are within walking distance to classes, the student union, activity center, library, bookstore and many other campus resources. The university strongly encourages students to take advantage of the many opportunities available through campus residency. Studies show that compared to their off-campus peers, students who live on campus are more likely to: maintain higher grade point averages, use campus resources, interact more with professors, and ultimately graduate on time (within four years).

Residency Requirement

All incoming first-time, first-year students must reside in university-operated housing or complete an exemption request as part of the campus enrollment process. First-year students will be assigned to the residence halls and must reside for two consecutive semesters to satisfy this requirement. The Board of Regents approved a few reasons for students to be exempted from this requirement:

  • The student is living in a structure environment provided by a parent, legal guardian, or immediate family member (as defined as a grandparent or aunt/uncle). Living with an adult sibling is not included in this exemption.
  • Students residing with a spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent child(ren).
  • A student is 21 years or older, enrolled exclusively in distance education, or who are active military or veterans.
  • Other extenuating circumstances including financial hardship or special medical accommodation.

Students are asked to submit specific documentation to support each of the reasons presented above. Please visit housing.nmsu.edu/exemptions for more information.

Application Procedures and Acceptance

To qualify for housing the student agrees to be enrolled continuously in at least half-time or more at either the undergraduate or graduate level during the fall or spring semesters as degree seeking. Completed applications for housing should be submitted as early as possible, preferably one regular semester in advance. Submission of housing application indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions of the applicable agreement.  Housing applications require a deposit and fee at the time of application. Certain qualifications must be met to apply for summer housing, single student apartment and family housing. To view the various housing options visit http://housing.nmsu.edu/options or contact the housing office at (575) 646-3202 or Housing and Residential Life MSC 3BB, PO Box 30001, Las Cruces NM 88003-8001. Housing typically has a May 1 priority deadline for both residence hall and campus apartment contracts. Student family housing applications are accepted on a more rolling basis.

The university will assign accommodations subject to the space available. Assignments to a particular building, type of accommodation, specific room or apartment, single room or roommate(s) are not guaranteed. The university reserves the right to change or cancel assignments in the interest of order, health, safety or discipline with appropriate written notice. The university reserves the right to deny housing to any student. Examples of reasons for denial include, but are not limited to, individuals who have criminal histories, individuals who have behavioral problems which may, in the opinion of the university, negatively impact the group-living environment, individuals who have been previously terminated from campus housing, or individuals who have poor rental histories. Student behavior expectations, rights, and responsibilities related to living in university-operated housing can be found at housing.nmsu.edu/guide.

Availability of Units for Students with Disabilities

There are a limited number of specially equipped residence hall rooms, single student apartments and family housing units available to students with disabilities who wish to reside in campus housing. These are assigned on a first come, first-served basis. Specific needs or requirements (i.e., roll-in showers, special door openers, etc.) should be discussed with the Office of Student Accessibility Services on an individual basis prior to submitting an application.

Residence Halls

Residence halls offer furnished, mostly suite-style rooms, large lobbies and plenty of outdoor space. Each residence hall has its own personality and environment, offering students a variety of choices while providing the amenities, social interaction and academic support. Living Learning Communities (LLCs), provide a benefit which allows members to live in the same hall and on the same floor with other students who share common academic interests. More information on the extensive offerings of LLCs can be found at housing.nmsu.edu/llc. Inclusive Housing is offered in the residence halls for those students who are Gender Variant as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transitioning and Questioning. Inclusive Housing provides a living environment where a student can room with any other student regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation. Alcohol is not permitted in the residence halls.

Single Student Apartments

Campus apartments offer students more than just affordable housing. Campus apartments offer a unique college atmosphere where neighbors share similar goals and together form an academic community unlike any found off campus. Available for second-year to graduate students, on-campus apartments have the benefits of on-site staff, prompt maintenance and amenities such as a computer lab and laundromat. Efficiencies, one, two and four bedroom options are available and include living rooms and kitchens. Apartments are fully furnished and the semester rate includes utilities, cable TV and internet connectivity. Campus apartments feature a select number of co-ed housing options, where students may share an apartment with whichever gender they choose.

Student Family Housing

Completed applications for Student Family Housing should be submitted at least six weeks in advance. Family Housing occupants are assigned once the application process is completed. Applications are considered incomplete and cannot be processed if requested information and supporting documents are not provided and payment of the associated fees is not received. Family Housing applicants may select six, nine or twelve-month agreement, with thirty (30) day notice to vacate or request for renewal, prior to an expiration of the agreement. Family units include married couples, married couples with children, single parents with dependent children and domestic partners (as defined by NMSU Policy found at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/other/domestic-partner/). Consideration is also given to veterans and non-traditional dependent family units.  As part of the application process, a criminal history check will be conducted for all adult occupants over the age of 18. Current residents will undergo a criminal history check no less than once a year. In addition, a rental payment history will also be conducted. By signing the application, you authorize New Mexico State University to conduct this process.  Results of the criminal history checks and rental payment history may be shared with the applicant. Single family homes include two bedrooms, a bath, kitchen and living room. Four-bedroom units include two bathrooms, a kitchen and living room. All units offer a stove and refrigerator and are unfurnished. The monthly rent includes utilities, cable TV, and internet connectivity. Some pets are allowed in parts of Student Family Housing, reference the pet policy at http://housing.nmsu.edu/guide.

Community Development

Housing and Residential Life develops safe and engaged communities which supporting students’ efforts to achieve academic success and strong social connections at NMSU. Our live-in student (Resident Assistants) and professional staff members (Resident Directors) work to meet students’ needs, and create a fun, positive experience for our residents. Residents can expect to have progressive conversations with student staff members, enjoy a myriad of social, educational, and recreational events, and engaged in community meetings and health and safety inspections. Residents are encouraged to join organizations such as community councils, Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary, or Greek Life to help shape the community experience and learn more about leadership skills.

Books, Supplies, Parking and Transportation

The New Mexico State University bookstore and parking office are both conveniently located at the corner of Jordan Street and University Avenue. The bookstore provides an avenue for students to obtain assistance with purchasing required books and supplies. The Parking & Transportation office assists with parking permits and transportation services questions.

ID Card Services

The NMSU Aggie ID Card is the official identification card that provides access to everyday life at NMSU. The Aggie ID Card serves as a membership card for meals, Aggie Dining Dollars, Aggie Cash, Aggie Print, as a key to the residential halls, access to various buildings, carries proof of eligibility for access to athletic events and allows for other student services. This information is added to your card after registration for classes and financial arrangements have been completed. Please visit idcard.nmsu.edu for more information.

Aggie Cash is a pre-paid account that allows you to use your Aggie ID Card to make purchases at locations all over campus. The NMSU Enhanced Aggie ID Card allows your student card to also be your Wells Fargo debit card. The ID Card Services Office in Corbett Center Student Union, Room 137 has the information and applications you will need. For more information please contact us at (575) 646-4835.

Information and Communication Technologies

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) provides the university community with the computing and communication resources and services that support the educational, research, and public service missions of the university. These resources include NMSU's central computing systems, the network that supports the systems and the wired and wireless functionality through which the Internet is accessed. ICT operates the student computer labs found throughout the Las Cruces campus; maintains and manages laptop, desktop, camera, and projector checkout and rental for students; network registration of internet connected devices which is required for access to the NMSU network; and student printing known as Aggie print. Information about specific resources are available at http://studenttech.nmsu.edu/ ICT also provides support for all NMSU technology users through the ICT Help Desk.

For further information, contact:

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
MSC 3AT, PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 646-1840
email: help@nmsu.edu

ICT's web homepage is located at http://ict.nmsu.edu and the helpdesk webpage is located at http://help.nmsu.edu/. The helpdesk is located in room 105 of the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Center.

National Student Exchange Program

Under the National Student Exchange Program (NSE), students may pay NMSU tuition and attend any of 180 colleges or universities across the nation. NSE allows students to broaden their academic, social, and cultural awareness through study in different geographical settings. To qualify for the program, an applicant must be a full-time student with a 2.5 grade-point average and must be a sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of exchange. Applications for the program are accepted from October through February for the following academic year. Late applications may be accepted if space permits.

Grades and credit hours earned at the host institution become part of the official NMSU transcript upon approval of the academic advisor and records officer. Grades are recorded according to the NMSU grading system.

New Mexico State University Library

The New Mexico State University Library is a Destination for Discovery that offers access to rich content and research-level collections in two library facilities located in the heart of the campus. Zuhl and Branson libraries house over 1.8 million items and provide electronic access to scholarly journals and databases for both general academic and discipline-specific research. View the large geological collection and artworks on display at Zuhl Library and explore historical collections within the Archives and Special Collections Department at Branson Library. Reference assistance and research support are provided by a team of faculty and staff dedicated to student learning and success. There are a variety of study areas available including quiet and group spaces, some of which can be reserved. Over 100 PCs, scanners, laptops, and other resources are available for students to use. More detailed information may be found at http://lib.nmsu.edu.

Office of International and Border Programs (IBP)

The Office of International and Border Programs oversees the comprehensive internationalization of the university. Overseen by the Associate Provost for IBP, it is the umbrella unit responsible for the welfare and recruitment of incoming international students, outgoing education abroad students, and global learning in general. 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 curricular and co-curricular practices, policies and procedures to internationalize the university and provides programs and services to increase international understanding and awareness in the campus and local community, including southern New Mexico and northern Mexico. The major program areas are reflected in its five offices listed below, each overseen by its own Director. The offices work closely together on all aspects of internationalization.

Office of Education Abroad – This office oversees all study, research, internship and service abroad programs, coordinates Faculty-Led International Programs (FLiPs) that allow faculty to take NMSU students abroad on for-credit programs, and coordinates all programs and services for visiting exchange students.

Office of International Student and Scholar Services – This office ensures that the needs of NMSU’s international students and scholars are met, and oversees all international undergraduate admissions. This includes application processing, transcript evaluation, orientation, advising and institutional compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State regulations as they pertain to the F and J visa programs. The office also has an important role in facilitating international student programming and cross-cultural activities.

Center for Latin American and Border Programs – This center is responsible for strengthening the university's involvement in US-Mexico and Latin American cooperative projects including research, economic development and educational outreach.

Center for English Language Programs – This office provides all intensive English language training for the NMSU community.  CELP prepare students for matriculation into regular degree programs, and also engages in international contracts for special English training programs.

Confucius Institute – This institute is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Chinese language and culture in the community through education.  The CI provides teachers and instructional materials for K-16 Chinese language instruction, as well as through performances, seminars, and community outreach.  The Institute is a joint project supported by both NMSU and the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The Office of Education Abroad

This division of International and Border Programs is the international education program development and coordination unit that assists colleges and departments with integrating study abroad into the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. It manages support services for outbound study abroad students and inbound international exchange students and coordinates all international partner exchange agreements, intensive language immersion and faculty-led programs as well as all credit-bearing international research, service and internships. The division also sponsors the Study Abroad Ambassadors Club, a chartered student organization that provides support to international exchange students at NMSU. Additionally, the Office of Education Abroad works closely with Housing and Campus Life to provide leadership and oversight for the Global Village Living and Learning Community.

All NMSU students, including community college students, may apply to study abroad while maintaining NMSU student status to receive regular course credit through Faculty Led Programs, international distance education language credit and teacher education credit (graded A+ through F), and/or receive transfer credit (graded CR) per regular NMSU transfer credit guidelines. For most exchanges with international partner institutions, students must have completed two full semesters of university study, maintained a 2.75+ grade-point-average, and obtained permission of their college to receive transfer credit. For other programs, students must be in good standing academically at NMSU, and receive permission to enroll from the course instructor or program coordinator. International Business majors must receive permission from their department for study abroad to count as required in their degree plan. At least four weeks of a study abroad program may count for a waiver for 3 credits of Viewing the Wider World (http://oea.nmsu.edu).

Parking Office

NMSU requires a parking permit to park in campus 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 park.nmsu.edu. Parking regulations are enforced between the hours of 7:30am - 4:30pm. Disabled parking spaces, emergency/fire zones, service zones and yellow curbs are enforced 24 hours a day. Parking Regulations are available at park.nmsu.edu.

Information on purchasing a parking permit is also available online at 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 8am - 4:30pm. When visiting, you may park for free 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 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.

Student Accessibility Services

In compliance with the federal regulations outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008, NMSU is committed to providing accommodations and academic adjustments to ensure equal access for students with disabilities. Students who wish to request an accommodations or academic adjustment for face-to-face and online classes, practicums and internships must follow the established procedures for self-identification by completing the intake process with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

For more information, please visit the SAS office in Corbett Center Student Union:

Room. 208
MSC 4149, PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001
(575) 646-6840
Email: sas@nmsu.edu
http://sas.nmsu.edu

Sustainability Courses at NMSU

The following courses have been identified as being Sustainability-Focused. These courses may be used to attain an 18 credit minor in a sustainability related discipline offered in the departments of

AG E 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems3
AG E 337VNatural Resource Economics3
AG E 384VWater Resource Economics3
AGRO 100GIntroductory Plant Science4
AGRO 483Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
AGRO 515Crop Physiology3
ANTH 362Environmental Anthropology3
ANTH 538Plants, Culture, and Sustainable Development3
BCIS 502Business Information Systems3
BIOL 301Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 462Conservation Biology3
BLAW 530American Indian Law and Policy3
CHME 330Environmental Management Seminar I1
E S 110GIntroductory Environmental Science4
E T 300Special Topics1-3
E T 381Renewable Energy Technologies3
E T 386Sustainable Construction and Green Building Design3
E T 400Special Topics1-3
ECDV 671Sustainable Economic Development3
ECON 337VNatural Resource Economics3
ECON 384VWater Resource Economics3
EPWS 380VScience & Society3
FWCE 255Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
GEOG 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems3
HON 305VGlobal Environment3
HORT 100GIntroductory Plant Science4
HORT 315Crop Physiology3
HORT 485Vegetable Crop Management4
HRTM 430Hospitality Facilities Management3
HRTM 450Special Topics1-4
HRTM 492Special Problems1-4
MGT 375VGlobal Environmental Assessment and Management3
MGT 388VLeadership and Society3
MGT 448Business Consulting3
MGT 449Strategic Management3
MGT 458Comparative International Management3
MGT 465Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management3
MGT 548Business Consulting3
MGT 590Strategic Management3
MGT 591New Venture Creation3
MGT 655Seminar in Organizational Systems and Theory3
SOC 465VEnvironmental Sociology3
WERC 330Environmental Management Seminar I1

Student Success Centers

New Mexico State University offers a variety of learning assistance, and tutorial services via the Student Success Center. The Student Success Center provide services to assist NMSU students in reaching their academic potential. The Student Success Center provides study skills assistance in such areas as: time management; memory; concentration; note taking; reading; test preparation; test taking; math; science; speed reading; critical thinking; financial wellness, as well as graduate school and professional skills test preparation. The services are available to students in the following formats:

  1. Individualized assistance is provided to any student who walks in at The Student Success Center
  2. Degree credit is offered under
    UNIV 110Personal Learning Skills I1-3
    UNIV 112Academic and Personal Effectiveness2
    UNIV 113Speed Reading1
    UNIV 114Financial Literacy Money Matters2
    UNIV 150The Freshman Year Experience3
    UNIV 300Preparing for the Graduate Record Examination1
    UNIV 350Peer Education3
    UNIV 395Independent Study1-3
  3. Learning strategies and study-skills workshops provide quick assistance in one-hour presentations offered throughout the semester.
  4. Professional and graduate school workshops provide development in such areas as speed reading, getting into graduate school, preparing for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, or NMTA.
  5. Student Success Center staff provide outreach presentations on learning and study-skills topics to classes, programs and organizations on campus.
  6. The Campus Tutoring Service (CTS) provides walk-in and online tutoring at no charge; and the QuickConnect Early Alert and Intervention Program is an early warning and intervention system, utilized by faculty, focused on first-year students.

For comprehensive information on all programs and services offered by the Student Success Center please visit us at the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 128, call (575) 646-3136, or review our services online at http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Testing Services

Testing Services provides test information and registration materials for the following tests:

  • American College Testing Assessment (ACT);
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP);
  • High School Equivalency (HSE);
  • General Education Development (GED) and HiSet;
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT);
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE);
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
  • Pearson VUE Test Site;
  • PRAXIS Series;
  • Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST);
  • New Mexico Teacher Assessments;
  • and others.

For more information contact:

Testing Services
MSC 3DA, PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 528-7294
http://dacc.nmsu.edu/testing

Trio Student Support Services Program

TRIO Student Support Services program offers academic and social support to ensure that program participants succeed at NMSU. Services that are provided to participants 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. Mentors are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.
  • 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.
  • Computer Lab – complete assignments and check email.
  • Cultural Activities – participants receive tickets to cultural/educational activities such as plays, dance productions and symphonies.
  • Equipment Loans – digital recorders and programmable calculators are available to participants.

To qualify for the program, students must be a first generation college student (neither parent 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 is highly competitive with only 350 slots available for eligible students.

For comprehensive information on program services offered by the TRIO Student Support Services Program please visit us in the Student Success Center located at the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 128, call (575) 646-1336, or review our services online at http://ssc.nmsu.edu/trio-student-support-services/

Undergraduate Research Programs

New Mexico State University has a variety of faculty-mentored undergraduate research programs that offer students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge gained within the classroom and apply it to scholarly research projects. In addition to offering the opportunity to write an honors thesis and work individually with faculty members through an independent study project is a sample sub-set of research programs available to undergraduates:

  • Aggie Innovation Space
  • Building Research Achievement in Neuroscience (BRAiN)
  • Fred Hutchinson Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • iCREDITS Center
  • New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP)
  • Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)