• Community college students and Weekend College students should refer to their separate calendars as appropriate.
  • For Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation dates, see Aggie Welcome and Orientation.
  • NMSU-Las Cruces campus official beginning and end dates are in italics.

 

  • August 19 – December 11, 2015

    Campus Housing Opens Sunday, August 16
    Faculty Report Monday, August 17
    Fall Convocation Tuesday, August 18
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 19
    Late Registration Wednesday, August 19
    Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, August 20
    Deadline For Filing Degree Application
    (Students meeting requirements at end of fall)
    Friday, August 28
    Last Day to add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, August 28
    Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 7
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
    (Except courses carrying designated dates)
    Monday, October 19
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Friday, November 13
    Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday – Friday, November 23 – 27
    EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, December 7-11
    Last Day of Classes Friday, December 11
    Commencement Saturday, December 12
    Campus Housing Closes Saturday, December 12
    Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 15

     

  • January 20 – May 13, 2016

    Faculty Report Thursday, January 14
    Curriculum Study & Improvement of Instruction Thursday – Friday, January 14 – 15
    Campus Housing Opens Sunday, January 17
    Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 18
    Spring Convocation Tuesday, January 19
    Program/Registration for New Students Tuesday, January 19
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 20
    Late Registration Wednesday, January 20
    Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, January 21
    Deadline for Filing Degree Application
    (Students meeting requirements at end of spring)
    Friday, January 29
    Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, January 29
    Spring Break Monday – Friday, March 14-18
    Spring Holiday Friday, March 25
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
    (Except courses carrying designated dates)
    Monday, March 28
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Friday, April 22
    EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, May 9 – 13
    Last Day of Classes Friday, May 13
    Commencement Saturday, May 14
    Campus Housing Closes Saturday, May 14
    Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 17

  • May 25 – August 4, 2016

    Campus Housing Opens Wednesday (noon), May 18
    Registration for New Students Wednesday, May 18
    Faculty Report Wednesday, May 18
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 25
    Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 26
    Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 30
    Last day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, June 1
    Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W” Tuesday, July 5
    Deadline for Filing Degree Application Monday, July 11
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Thursday, July 21
    Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 4
    Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 5
    Final Grades Due Monday, August 8

    For 2015-2016 Freshman Orientation Program Dates: Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

 

View Administrative Holidays for 2015-2016