Student Resources

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 provide students and the campus with individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, 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 - 11:30 am & 1:00pm - 5:00 pm. The Center is closed during the lunch hour. 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, on campus freshmen are defined as resident students who have been required to attend Aggie Welcome Orientation and include recent high school graduates with any college credits. These students have the choice between the Aggie Unlimited or the Aggie Choice 230. The Meal Plan is mandatory for one academic year (unless applying for the Spring Semester only) and will be billed to the student's university account which allows for you to purchase now and pay the balance later or over time!

Any registered student is welcome to 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 anyone's needs.

To purchase a meal plan or to review policies and procedures, please visit  https://idcard.nmsu.edu./. You may also contact the Parking & ID Card Services Offices at (575)646-4835 or connect via e-mail at idsvs@nmsu.edu.

Food Services Options

Dining is available at many locations on campus and can be purchased by utilizing Dining Dollars, Aggie Cash, the NMSU Enhanced Aggie ID Card, a credit/debit card or cash. Food service locations and hours are available at nmsudining.com. For additional information, please contact the Parking & ID Card Office at (575) 646-4835, via email: idsvs@nmsu.edu , by visiting idcard.nmsu.edu or by visiting the office located in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore between 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. Here is a link to our campus dining map.

Campus Tutoring Service

Tutoring services are provided to all NMSU students for courses offered at the University.  The tutors at Campus Tutoring Services are highly trained undergraduate students who have succeeded in the courses they tutor in and are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. The tutor’s focus is to assist all students academically by ensuring concepts are learned.  All students are encouraged to come prepared to ensure a productive tutoring session.  No appointment is necessary and a student may visit unlimited times.  Campus Tutoring Services also offers synchronous online tutoring for select courses.

For more information on Campus Tutoring Services, please visit us in Corbett Center Student Union, Room 208, call (575)646-6050, or review our services at campustutoring.nmsu.edu.

Career Exploration and Job Search

NMSU provides students with resources for career planning through career advising as well as opportunities for work experience.

Students launch their career plans through Handshake, a career management system that offers a comprehensive array of career programs and services which can be accessed at https://nmsu.joinhandshake.com/login.

The following programs develop students' career goals and experience:

On-Campus Employment: Information is available for part-time employment through work-study, regular student employment, and graduate level programs. Available opportunities are advertised on Handshake at https://nmsu.joinhandshake.com/login.

Off-Campus Employment: Part- and full-time jobs in Las Cruces, requiring general or very specific qualifications, are listed on Handshake and candidates may contact the employers for referrals.

Cooperative Education and Internship Program: Information is available in Handshake on Cooperative Education and Internship opportunities offered by government, nonprofit organizations and business/industry. Students seeking this experiential education must register with the Cooperative Education & Internship Program Coordinator any time after their first semester on campus.

Career Fairs: Students have the opportunity to meet employers and discuss job opportunities several times a year by attending a Career Fair. Information on upcoming fairs can be found at https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/future-dates/

Career Exploration and Advising: Students can meet with their advisor to explore career and major options as well as develop job search materials such as resumes and cover letters.  More information about advising can be found at https://advising.nmsu.edu/

Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support (CAASS) is the central hub for academic and career advising on campus. Located in Garcia Center, CAASS advisors teach undergraduate students how to define and achieve their academic, personal, and career goals for college. Although academic advisors help students plan for registration each semester, the primary focus of advising is supporting students as they navigate the university by explaining degree requirements, clarifying policies and procedures, and informing students of resources that will support their success. All undergraduate degree-seeking students will be assigned a CAASS academic advisor.  Students can find contact information for their advisor at https://advising.nmsu.edu/ or by visiting Garcia Center 129 or by calling 575-646-2941.

Cooperative Education and Internship Program

NMSU enjoys a national reputation for its Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internship Program which contributes to students’ total educational experience. Today’s competitive employment market demands that students participate in an experiential learning experience related to their major before they complete their college degree. Through a Co-op / Internship position, students realize their career goals by integrating academic theory and practical application on the job. Co-op / Internship assignments provide an array of work experiences with employers in business, industry, government and nonprofit organizations.

All Co-op / Internship work assignments are for continuing full-time students and must be completed prior to graduation. For each semester (spring, summer, & fall) that a student completes an approved Co-op / Internship, a notation is placed on his/her academic transcript. Note: In order to earn the permanent official notation on the academic transcript, required documentation must be completed and turned in on time to the Cooperative Education & Internship Program Coordinator before and after each Co-op / Internship assignment.

Students may register full-time for one or more Co-op / Internship positions throughout the U.S.; and each Co-op / Internship position will last the duration of an academic semester. While on a full-time Co-op / Internship, whether students are registered for academic credit or not, students are afforded full-time academic status with the university, which protects enrollment status, financial aid status, scholarship status, and other student eligibilities.

Students may also register part-time for a Co-op / Internship position, also known as a parallel Co-op / Internship. Employers are generally located within commuting distance of the university. While on a part-time Co-op/Internship, students work approximately 20-29 hours per week concurrently with full-time academic enrollment.

All students interested in Cooperative Education / Internships must first register with the Cooperative Education and Internship Program and complete all Co-op / Internship assignments for which they enroll. Registration for Co-op / Internship status includes an NMSU Handshake Account and an orientation session. Enrollment for a Co-op / Internship position requires enrollment forms, a mid-semester follow-up, and a program evaluation by both the student and employer.

For additional information regarding the Cooperative Education and Internship Program contact or visit us at:

Garcia Center, Room 224
Phone: (575) 646-4115

E-mail: coop@nmsu.edu
Website: http://nmsu.jinhandshake.com/login

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, staff and visitors a variety of services and activities. The student union is home to several student focused administrative offices including Campus Activities, Conference Services, Associated Students of NMSU (ASNMSU), Housing & Residential Life, Campus Dining Services, Dean of Students, the Tutoring Center, the student operated radio station, KRUX-FM, and the Round Up newspaper. Services offered at CCSU include an auditorium, meeting rooms, multiple dining facilities, 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
Email: ccsu@nmsu.edu or http://ccsu.nmsu.edu

Distance Education/NMSU Online

The Las Cruces campus's (LC) Office of Distance Education administers NMSU Online which *extends the reach of New Mexico State University (NMSU) beyond traditional programs to provide opportunities for students to meet their academic, professional and personal learning goals. NMSU Online is designed to serve all off-campus students wherever they are. Although not all programs are offered 100% online, many are, and other hybrid programs are designed for minimal campus visits.

NMSU Online includes 70+ programs available across the five NMSU System campuses* with Associate, Applied Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees as well as Certificates and Graduate Certificates. NMSU Online programs are delivered 100% online, hybrid, off-site-based, and in technology-mediated formats.

*NM Students who are interested in an online program offered by an NMSU Community college (CC) will apply to the appropriate CC regardless of the delivery format of the course(s) or program of interest.

For more information, contact the Office of Distance Education/NMSU Online located in Milton Hall, room 185. Contact NMSU Online by calling (575)646-8231 or (888)729-6678, or by email: online@nmsu.edu. For current information, visit our website.

Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center

Combining instruction, evidence-based practice, state of the art technology, and service, the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing 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, hearing, cognition, and swallowing 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
web: http://spedcd.education.nmsu.edu/cd/shc/

Housing and Residential Life

Living on campus is an investment in a student's academic and social success and overall experience as an Aggie. Residents are instantly part of the campus community -- classes, the student union, activity center, library, bookstore, special events, golf course and many other campus resources are all located within walking distance. 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 peers and professors, and ultimately graduate within the typical four-year span.

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 (all summer/fall or fall/spring). However, there are a few reasons approved by the Board of Regents for students to be exempted from this requirement:

  • The student is living in a structured 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 rolling basis.

The university will assign accommodations subject to 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 felony criminal convictions that present a concern to the university community
  • 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. Student Accessibility Services can be reached at (575)646-6840 or by email at sas@nmsu.edu.

Residence Halls

Residence halls offer furnished, mostly suite-style rooms, large lobbies and plenty of outdoor space. Each residence hall has its a unique character and environment, offering students a variety of choices while providing amenities, social interaction and academic support. Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are a benefit for members who live in the same hall and on the same floor with other students who share common academic interests. Some LLCs require enrollment in one or more academic course and/or may have additional requirements for eligibility.

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 students who wish to participate in 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; they 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. Living Communities (LCs) similar to 1st year LLCs are available for upperclassmen based on thematic interests. 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 other student(s) of any gender identity.

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 and adult occupants over the age of 18 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, the applicant authorizes New Mexico State University to conduct these processes. 

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 support students’ efforts to achieve academic success and strong social connections at New Mexico State University.

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 meaningful conversations with student staff members; enjoy myriad social, educational, and recreational events; and engage in community meetings and health and safety inspections.

Residents are encouraged to join organizations such as Hall/Community Councils, Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary, or other student organizations to help shape the community experience and learn more about leadership skills. Additionally, as part of our commitment to developing a safe and engaged community in campus housing, we hold students accountable in accordance with the Student Social Code of Conduct and the Housing and Residential Life Resident Guide.

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, along with spirit wear and numerous tech and specialty items. 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 all of the  services offered 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, proof of eligibility for access to athletic events and allows for other student services. This information is added to Aggie ID Card after registration for classes.  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 is your Aggie ID and Wells Fargo bank account all in one! The Parking & ID Card Services Office in Barnes and Noble has the information to link your Wells Fargo account to your Aggie ID. 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, camera, and projector checkout and rental for students; provides network registration of internet connected devices which is required for access to the NMSU network; and provides student printing known as Aggie print. Information about specific resources are available at https://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 can be found at http://ict.nmsu.edu. ICT’s Helpdesk webpage can be found at http://help.nmsu.edu/. The helpdesk is located in room 105 of the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Center. ICT’s Student Technology and Planning Department’s webpage can be found at https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/.

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 offers access to research and general collections in two library facilities located in the heart of the campus. Zuhl and Branson libraries house over millions of items and provide electronic access to scholarly journals, databases, and digital collections for general academic and discipline-specific research. The Archives and Special Collections Department at Branson Library holds unique research archives and rare books related to the history and cultural heritage of New Mexico, the U.S./Mexico border region and the Southwest, as well as the original records of the university. A professional team of faculty and staff dedicated to student success provides reference assistance and research support.  A variety of quiet work areas, collaborative group spaces, and private study rooms offer a safe environment conducive to study and research.  Computers, scanners, printers, laptops, and other resources are available for students to use. The Zuhl Fuel café is a place to recharge your batteries for those marathon study sessions. More information may be found at http://lib.nmsu.edu.

Office of Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL), provides comprehensive and quality hands-on learning opportunities that are accessible to all Aggies by assisting students with their experiential educational experiences and career goals.  Experiential Learning encompasses the established program of Corporate Relations, Career Events, and Cooperative Education and Internships and as well as the career dedicated unit of.  These OEL endeavors seek to foster self-direction and personal responsibility by assisting students with their career and employment goals by increasing knowledge through real life experiences in order to obtain gainful employment upon graduation.

In addition, the Office of Experiential Learning expands educational and real life experience opportunities for NMSU Aggies in the areas of Community Engagement and Outreach and Education Abroad.  Community Engagement and Outreach focuses on assisting students with opportunities to apply what they have learned in the classroom into real life settings which positively impacts academic outcomes in areas such as: demonstrated complexity of understanding, problem analysis, problem-solving, and critical thinking, which leads to greater academic learning, leadership skills, and personal efficacy.  When used as a way to give back through service learning and volunteering, community engagement and outreach aims at improving social responsibility and citizenship skills with hopes of Aggies continuing to have greater involvement in community engagement after graduation. 

Education abroad provides Aggies an exciting opportunity to continue their education outside of the continental U.S.  Education abroad is great way to learn in an immersive environment. It is so much more than what students learn in a classroom. Education abroad gives students the opportunity to take classes in a new context as well as provides the opportunity for students to learn and understand different cultures and nationalities. Students who take advantage of education abroad experience academic and personal growth. The Office of Experiential Learning also provides students with an on campus Passport Acceptance Facility Office which provides ease of access to obtain a U. S. Passport to experience the world abroad.

Our goal is to continue to research and introduce innovative initiatives that will offer increased opportunities for Aggies to attain well-rounded experience. For more information about services offered by the Office of Experiential Learning, please call (575) 646-1631.

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, including 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 Exchange Visitor 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.

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 of 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 24 hours a day with the exception of a required permit between the hours of 4:30pm - 7:30am. Disabled parking spaces, emergency/fire zones, service zones, yellow curbs and permitted housing areas are enforced 24 hours a day. The campus parking map and Parking Regulations are available at park.nmsu.edu.

Information on purchasing a parking permit is also available by phone at 575-646-1839, by email to parking@nmsu.edu,  online at park.nmsu.edu or at the Parking Department located on the second floor of the Barnes and Noble Bookstore Monday through Friday from 8am- 4:30pm. A current vehicle registration is required to purchase a permit.

When visiting the Parking Department, 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, developing parking lots as well as maintaining information related to the university fleet.

NMSU Police Department is responsible for enforcing NMSU parking regulations.

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

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 provides 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. Learning strategies and study-skills workshops provide quick assistance in one-hour presentations offered throughout the semester.
  3. Professional and graduate school workshops provide development in such areas as speed reading, preparing for graduate school, preparing for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, or NES Test.
  4. Student Success Center staff provide outreach presentations on learning and study-skills topics to classes, programs and organizations on campus.
  5. Individual and group financial wellness services are provided through the Red to Green Financial Wellness Program.

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.

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

Prefix Title Credits
AEEC 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems3
AEEC 337VNatural Resource Economics3
AEEC 384VWater Resource Economics3
AGRO 1110GIntroduction to Plant Science (Lecture & Lab)4
AGRO 483Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
AGRO 515Crop Physiology3
ANTH 538Plants, Culture, and Sustainable Development3
BCIS 502Business Information Systems3
BIOL 301Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 462Conservation Biology3
BLAW 530American Indian Law and Policy3
ENVS 1110GEnvironmental Science I4
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 2110Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
GEOG 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems3
HORT 1115GIntroductory Plant Science4
HORT 315Crop Physiology3
HORT 485Vegetable Crop Management4
HRTM 430Hospitality Facilities Management3
HRTM 450Special Topics1-4
HRTM 492Special Problems1-4
MGMT 375VGlobal Environmental Assessment and Management3
MGMT 388VLeadership and Ethics3
MGMT 448Small Business Consulting3
MGMT 449Strategic Management3
MGMT 458Comparative International Management3
MGMT 465Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management3
MGMT 548Small Business Consulting3
MGMT 590Strategic Management3
MGMT 591Seminar in Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 655Seminar in Organizational Systems and Theory3
SOCI 465VEnvironmental Sociology3

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) (GED/HiSET);
  • 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

The TRIO Student Support Services program offers academic and social support to ensure that program participants succeed at New Mexico State University. TRIO SSS uses a holistic approach in providing essential services to participants. Services include tutoring, mentoring, and strategies to assist participants in reaching their academic potential. Tutors and Mentors  are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association and assist participants with tutoring, developing study strategies, adjusting to college, learning and using campus resources, developing effective study skills, accessing financial aid, using academic peer pre-advising, staying motivated and dealing with personal issues associated with college.

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 regarding services offered by the TRIO Student Support Services Program please visit at the Student Success Center located in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 128, call (575) 646-1336, or visit our website at http://triosss.nmsu.edu

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, NMSU offers research opportunities to undergraduates from programs like:

  • 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)