Academic Calendar 2023 – 2024

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 16 – December 8, 2023

Event Date
Campus Housing Opens Friday, August 11 - Sunday, August 13
Faculty Report Monday, August 14
Fall Convocation Tuesday, August 15
Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 16
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission  Thursday, August 17
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, August 18
Last Day to Add a Course with Instructor’s Permission  Friday, August 25
Deadline For Filing Degree Application
(Students meeting requirements at end of Fall)
Friday, August 25
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Friday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Monday, September 4
Window for early performance grades Friday – Tuesday, September 22-25
Indigenous Peoples Day (special programming)       Monday, October 9
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (no refund) Thursday, October 10
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Monday – Friday, November 20 – 24
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Friday, December 1
EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, December 4-8
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 8
Commencement Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, December 9
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Tuesday, December 12

January 17 – May 10, 2024

Event Date
Faculty Report Thursday, January 11
Curriculum Study & Improvement of Instruction Thursday – Friday, January 11-12
Residence Halls Opens Sunday, January 14
Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 15
Spring Convocation Tuesday, January 16
Instruction Begins Wednesday, January 17
Last Day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission  Thursday, January 18
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, January 19
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 without “W” (refund) Friday, February 2
Window for early performance grades Friday – Tuesday, February 23 – 27
Last Day to Drop Course with “W”
(no refund)
Thursday, March 14
Spring Break (no classes scheduled) Monday – Friday, March 18-22
Summer and Fall registration begins Register for Classes
Spring Holiday (no classes scheduled) Friday, March 29
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Friday, May 3
EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, May 6-10
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 10
Commencement Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11
Campus Housing Closes Saturday, May 11
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Tuesday, May 14

May 22 – August 1, 2024

Event Date
Campus Housing Opens Tuesday (noon), May 21
Faculty Report Tuesday, May 21
Instruction Begins Wednesday, May 22
Last day to Add a Course without Instructor’s Permission Thursday, May 23
Late Registration (late fee applies) Friday, May 24
Memorial Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Monday, May 27
Last day to Add a Course with Instructor’s Permission Wednesday, May 29
Last Day to Drop Course without “W” (refund) Tuesday, June 4
Last Day to Drop Course with “W” (no refund) Monday, July 1
Independence Day Holiday (no classes scheduled) Tuesday, July 4
Deadline for Filing Degree Application Monday, July 8
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (4:59 p.m.) Thursday, July 25
Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 1
Campus Housing Closes Friday, August 2
Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades (by 5:00 p.m.) Monday, August 5

For 2023-2024 Freshman Orientation Program Dates: Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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