Academic Calendar 2021 – 2022

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 18 – December 10, 2021

Event Date
Campus Housing Opens Friday, August 13 - Sunday, August 15
Faculty Report Monday, August 16
Fall Convocation Tuesday, August 17
Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 18
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission  Thursday, August 19
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, August 20
Deadline For Filing Degree Application
(Students meeting requirements at end of Fall)
Friday, August 27
Last Day to add a Course with Instructor’s Permission Friday, August 27
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Friday, September 3
Labor Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Monday, September 6
Window for early performance grades Friday – Tuesday, September 24-27
Indigenous People’s Day (no classes/staff expected to report) Monday, October 11
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (no refund) Thursday, October 14
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday – Friday, November 22 – 26
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Friday, December 3
EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, December 6-10
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 10
Commencement Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, December 11
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Tuesday, December 14

January 19 – May 13, 2022

Event Date
Faculty Report Thursday, January 13
Curriculum Study & Improvement of Instruction Thursday – Friday, January 13-14
Residence Halls Opens Sunday, January 16
Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 17
Spring Convocation Tuesday, January 18
Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 19
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission  Thursday, January 20
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, January 21
Deadline for Filing Degree Application
(Students meeting requirements at end of spring)
Friday, January 28
Last Day to Add a Course (Instructor’s Permission Required) Friday, January 28
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Friday, February 4
Window for early performance grades Friday – Tuesday, February 25 – 28
Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
(no refund)
Thursday, March 17
Spring Break (no classes scheduled) Monday – Friday, March 21-25
Summer and Fall registration begins Register for Classes
Spring Holiday (no classes scheduled) Friday, April 5
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Friday, May 6
EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, May 9-13
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 13
Commencement Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, May 14
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Tuesday, May 17

May 25 – August 4, 2022

Event Date
Campus Housing Opens Tuesday (noon), May 24
Faculty Report Tuesday, May 24
Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 25
Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 26
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Monday, May 30
Last day to Add a Course with Instructor’s Permission Wednesday, June 1
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Tuesday, June 7
Independence Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Monday, July 4
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (no refund) Tuesday, July 5
Deadline for Filing Degree Application Monday, July 11
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Thursday, July 28
Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 4
Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 5
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Monday, August 8

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

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