• 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 17 – December 13, 2016

    Campus Housing Opens Sunday, August 14
    Faculty Report Monday, August 15
    Fall Convocation Tuesday, August 16
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 17
    Late Registration Wednesday, August 17
    Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, August 18
    Deadline For Filing Degree Application
    (Students meeting requirements at end of fall)
    Friday, August 26
    Last Day to add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, August 26
    Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 5
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
    (Except courses carrying designated dates)
    Monday, October 17
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Friday, November 11
    Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday – Friday, November 21-25
    EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, December 5-9
    Last Day of Classes Friday, December 9
    Commencement Saturday, December 10
    Campus Housing Closes Saturday, December 10
    Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 13

  • January 18 – May 16, 2017

    Faculty Report Thursday, January 12
    Curriculum Study & Improvement of Instruction Thursday – Friday, January 12 – 13
    New Student Orientation/Registration Friday, January 13
    Campus Housing Opens Sunday, January 15
    Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 16
    Spring Convocation Tuesday, January 17
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 18
    Late Registration Wednesday, January 18
    Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, January 19
    Deadline for Filing Degree Application
    (Students meeting requirements at end of spring)
    Friday, January 27
    Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, January 27
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
    (Except courses carrying designated dates)
    Friday, March 17
    Spring Break Monday – Friday, March 20-24
    Spring Holiday Friday, April 14
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Friday, April 21
    EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, May 8 – 12
    Last Day of Classes Friday, May 12
    Commencement Saturday, May 13
    Campus Housing Closes Sunday, May 14
    Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 16

    Community college students and weekend college students should refer to their separate calendars as appropriate.

  • May 24 – August 7, 2017

    Campus Housing Opens Tuesday (noon), May 23
    Registration for New Students Tuesday, May 23
    Faculty Report Tuesday, May 23
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 24
    Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 25
    Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 29
    Last day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Wednesday, May 31
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W” Monday, July 3
    Independence Day Holiday Tuesday, July 4
    Deadline for Filing Degree Application Monday, July 10
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Thursday, July 20
    Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 3
    Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 4
    Final Grades Due Monday, August 7

    For 2016-2017 Freshman Orientation Program Dates: Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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