Academic Calendar 2019-2020

Community college students and Weekend College students should refer to their separate calendars as appropriate. NMSU-Las Cruces campus official beginning and end dates are in  italics.

 

August 21 – December 17, 2019

Event Date
Campus Housing Opens Saturday, August 17
Faculty Report Monday, August 19
Fall Convocation Tuesday, August 20
Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 21
Late Registration (late fee applies) Wednesday, August 21
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, August 22
Deadline For Filing Degree Application
(Students meeting requirements at end of Fall)
Friday, August 30
Last Day to add a Course with Instructor’s Permission Friday, August 30
Labor Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Monday, September 2
Window for early performance grades Friday – Tuesday, September 27 – October 1
Indigenous People’s Day (university open) Monday, October 14
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Friday, October 18
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday – Friday, November 25 – 29
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Friday, December 6
EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, December 9-13
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 13
Commencement Saturday, December 14
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, December 14
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 17

January 22 – May 19, 2020

Event Date
Faculty Report Thursday, January 16
Curriculum Study & Improvement of Instruction Thursday – Friday, January 16 – 17
New Student Orientation/Registration Friday, January 17
Residence Halls Opens Sunday, January 19
Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 20
Spring Convocation Tuesday, January 21
Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 22
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Wednesday, January 23
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, January 24
Deadline for Filing Degree Application
(Students meeting requirements at end of spring)
Friday, January 31
Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, January 31
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Friday, February 7
Window for early performance grades Friday – Tuesday, February 28 – March 3
Spring Break (no classes scheduled) Monday – Friday, March 16-27
Summer and Fall registration begins Register for Classes
Spring Holiday (no classes scheduled) Friday, April 10
Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
(no refund)
Friday, April 17
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Friday, May 8
EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, May 11-15
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 15
Commencement Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, May 16
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Tuesday, May 19

May 27 – August 10, 2020

Event Date
Memorial Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Monday, May 25
Campus Housing Opens Tuesday (noon), May 26
Registration for New Students Tuesday, May 26
Faculty Report Tuesday, May 26
Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 27
Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 28
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, May 29
Last day to Add a Course with Instructor’s Permission Wednesday, June 3
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Tuesday, June 9
Independence Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Friday, July 3
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (no refund) Monday, July 6
Deadline for Filing Degree Application Monday, July 13
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Thursday, July 30
Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 6
Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 7
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Monday, August 10

For 2019-2020 Freshman Orientation Program Dates: Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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