Academic Calendar 2017 – 2018

  • 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 16 – December 12, 2017

    Campus Housing Opens Sunday, August 13
    Faculty Report Monday, August 14
    Fall Convocation Tuesday, August 15
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 16
    Late Registration Wednesday, August 16
    Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, August 17
    Deadline For Filing Degree Application
    (Students meeting requirements at end of fall)
    Friday, August 25
    Last Day to add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, August 25
    Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 4
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
    (Except courses carrying designated dates)
    Monday, October 16
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Friday, November 10
    Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday – Friday, November 20-24
    EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, December 4-8
    Last Day of Classes Friday, December 8
    Commencement Saturday, December 9
    Campus Housing Closes Sunday, December 10
    Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 12

  • January 17 – May 15, 2018

    Faculty Report Thursday, January 11
    Curriculum Study & Improvement of Instruction Thursday – Friday, January 11 – 12
    Campus Housing Opens Sunday, January 14
    Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 15
    Spring Convocation Tuesday, January 16
    New Student Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 16
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 17
    Late Registration Wednesday, January 17
    Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, January 18
    Deadline for Filing Degree Application
    (Students meeting requirements at end of spring)
    Friday, January 26
    Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, January 26
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
    (Except courses carrying designated dates)
    Friday, March 16
    Spring Break Monday – Friday, March 19-23
    Spring Holiday Friday, March 30
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Friday, April 20
    EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, May 7 – 11
    Last Day of Classes Friday, May 11
    Commencement Saturday, May 12
    Campus Housing Closes Sunday, May 13
    Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 15

  • May 23 – August 6, 2018

    Campus Housing Opens Tuesday (noon), May 22
    Registration for New Students Tuesday, May 22
    Faculty Report Tuesday, May 22
    Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 23
    Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 24
    Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 28
    Last day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Wednesday, May 30
    Last Day to Drop Course with “W” Monday, July 2
    Independence Day Holiday Wednesday, July 4
    Deadline for Filing Degree Application Monday, July 9
    Last Day to Withdraw from the University Thursday, July 19
    Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 2
    Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 3
    Final Grades Due Monday, August 6

     For 2017-2018 Freshman Orientation Program Dates: Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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