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Stay Informed - Virtual Town Halls
As part of an ongoing effort to keep the campus community and the public informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico State University President John Floros and members of the NMSU campus leadership will hold virtual town halls. For more information or to view recordings or previous town halls.

NEW  View the NM Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard

Update 10:00 a.m. April 21, 2020

 Spring 2020 Graduation Options

Update 10:00 a.m. April 17, 2020

View important information for campus residents reguarding credit adjustments

Update 9:33 a.m. March 24, 2020

Our top-level priority continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our students and employees.

  • Please view the latest update from Campus Housing for further gudiance reguarding residence halls. Guests and visitors are not allowed in on-campus residence halls and apartments until further notice.
  • NMSU is restricting access to facilities to anyone who is not a student or employee. Corbett Center will remain open to allow students access to the Dining Hall, but the hours will be reduced. The U.S. Post Office will remain open.
  • As many employees as possible should be working from home effective immediately.  Anyone who needs help with this process (expectations, work assignments, equipment, etc.) should speak with their immediate supervisor.
  • In coordination with deans, department heads, researchers and staff, cleaning crews will begin sanitizing entire buildings. When a crew arrives at a building, please work with them and follow directives for leaving the space while work takes place.
  • Jobs are not being eliminated and all will continue to be paid as long as people are working.

Beginning March 30, the university will move to an online delivery model for nearly all classes. While exceptions might be made for labs that require students to be present, every precaution will be taken to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

This is a dynamic and constantly changing situation. We maintain constant communication with government and educational partners. The very latest information we have is at and questions will be posted on the FAQ page. We will continue to be in contact as needed.


Updated 8:04 a.m. March 16, 2020

NMSU has activated an Information Line at 575-646-7373 for students, faculty, staff and community members seeking details about university operations during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. The line will be active 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

View Complete Communications Archive

New Mexico State University is closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus-COVID-19. Guidelines have been put in place by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Check the Aggie Health and Wellness site for up to date information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Information For

Students & Parents

For a complete resource on tools and resources to help students work from home, including discounted internet, please visit Student Technology Resources

NEW CARES Act Emergency Funds

Student Guide to Support Services

Graduate Students

The Graduate School has developed a resource with helpful updates and deadlines for graduate students.  

Faculty & Instructors

See the latest instruction-related information for preparedness and practices as guided by the Provost's Office. 

Online Technologies for Instructional Continuity (COVID-19)

Keep Teaching (moving face-to-face courses to online)

NEW Grading Options FAQ


The Human Resources Office is working alongside other campus administrators to ensure the University is prepared and ready for any future developments reguarding temporary telework guidelines. 

Human Resource Services

Remote Work Resources 

Occupational Safety

NEW Facilities and Services Disinfection/Sanitization Report

At this time, the NMSU is directing employees and students to cancel or postpone any university-related non-essential out-of-state domestic travel. Check back regularly for updates and visit the Travel Information for NMSU Faculty, Staff, and Students page for more information. If you do plan to travel internationally, or if you have traveled in the last 14 days, please complete the  travel questionnaire. All international employees and students traveling under these circumstances should be following NMSU’s Administrative Rules and Procedures. 
Symptoms are similar to the flu virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and can cause lower respiratory tract illnesses such as pneumonia or bronchitis. The Aggie Health & Wellness Center is working directly with the NMDOH following guidelines from the CDC for any suspected cases of illness that meet the risk assessment for COVID-19.

This assessment includes:

  • Has the person being evaluated traveled from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, or Japan
  • Did the person have any contact with laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19

If you feel sick:

  • Stay home. Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others and do not travel.
  • Call your local health care provider or Aggie Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) 575-646-1512 to avoid exposing others. The New Mexico Department of Health has established a COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Wash your hands—20 seconds with soap and water many times a day.

Cover your cough—Catch that cough and those sneezes in Kleenex and discard.

Avoid the public—For milder cases, you may be your own best nurse! Stay home, chill, Dayquil, Nyquil, rest and fluids.

Visit the Aggie Health and Wellness prevention page for more information.

Latest Communications

We want to share important tips on how to stay healthy, remind you of the health and wellness resources that are available to you and inform you of the national and international protocols that are being followed by the university to help minimize the spread of illness. 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Communications Archive

May 26, 2020

Campus Health 

Drive Thru COVID Testing

May 19, 2020

Dan Arivzu, NMSU Chancellor
Jon Floros, NMSU President

Wearing a face covering at work

May 11, 2020

Dan Arivzu, NMSU Chancellor
Jon Floros, NMSU President

 Planning for Fall 2020

April 21, 2020

NMSU Commencement Team

Spring 2020 Graduation Options

April 16, 2020

NMSU Housing & Residential Life

Campus Residents - Credit Adjustment

April 13, 2020

Undergraduate Admissions & Orientation Office 

Aggie Welcome & Orientation (AWO) Announcement 

April 3, 2020 Facilities & Services Can I go back into my office?
March 27, 2020 Dan Arvizu, NMSU Chancellor Words of Encouragement (Dan's Dispatch)
March 27, 2020 Carol Parker, Provost Provost's Message to Students (Online Instruction)
March 26, 2020 Luis Cifuentes, Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School Campus Research Update (as of Thursday 3/26/20)
March 24, 2020

Seth Miner, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation

Aggie Welcome and Orientation Update
March 24, 2020

Aggie Health and Wellness Center

Telehealth Services Begin at the Aggie Health & Wellness Center
March 23, 2020

Dan Arvizu, NMSU Chancellor

Our new normal (Dan's Dispatch)
March 23, 2020

Lisa Malat, President of Barnes & Noble College

B&N Closing, COVID-19 Update from Barnes & Noble President, Lisa Malat
March 21, 2020 Ophelia Watkins, Interim Executive Director, Housing & Residential Life Campus Housing Update: March 21
March 20, 2020 Luis Cifuentes,Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School Campus Research Update
March 20, 2020 John Floros, NMSU President Students return to campus
March 20, 2020 John Floros, NMSU President Aggies step up to the challenge of COVID-19 (President's Communication)
March 20, 2020

Norma Grijalva, CIO/AVP Information Technology

Zoom integrated into Canvas and for administrative use is now available
March 19, 2020 NMSU Police Department & NMSU Auxillary Services Update on Parking Regulations, Mail and Delivery Services
March 19, 2020 Ophelia Watkins, Interim Executive Director of Housing & Residential Life Important NMSU Housing Update
March 19, 2020 Norma Grijalva, CIO/AVP Information Technology Temporary Access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop Apps for the NMSU Community is now available
March 18, 2020

Marissa Fowler, Assoc. Director, Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

Advising Updates - Now offering virtual advisor assistance!
March 18, 2020 Evan Conner, ASNMSU President Press Release from ASNMSU
March 17, 2020 John Floros, NMSU President NMSU president to host virtual town hall Wednesday (3/18/2020) at 2:30 pm MST
March 17, 2020 Luis Vazquez, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Graduate School Announcements COVID-19 Updates and Information
March 17, 2020 Bruce Vandevender, Director of Campus Activities Campus Event Guidelines for Student Organizations
March 16, 2020 Carol Parker, Provost Maintaining Academic Progress, Spring 2020
March 16, 2020 Aggie Health and Wellness  Guidance on Travel for NMSU Faculty, Staff and Students
March 16, 2020 Andrew Burke, Sr. VP Administration & Finance COVID-19 Travel Related Information
March 13, 2020 Dan Arvizu, NMSU Chancellor Our response to COVID-19 (Dan's Dispatch)
March 13, 2020 Carol Parker, Provost Academic Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 13, 2020 Robbie Grant, Lead Enterprise Application Admininstrator COVID-19 - Canvas ONLINE Workshop Series
March 13, 2020 Human Resource Services COVID-19 related human resource information
March 13, 2020 Seth Miner, Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Orientation Message for International Students
March 13, 2020 Ophelia Watkins, Interim Executive Director Housing & Residential Life NMSU Resident Letter from Housing & Residential Life
March 13, 2020 Ann C. Goodman, Ph.D., Associate Vice President & Dean of Students FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS - NMSU announces two-week spring break for students, beginning Monday, March 16
March 13, 2020 Dan Arvizu, NMSU Chancellor NMSU announces two-week spring break for students, beginning Monday, March 16
March 11, 2020 NMSU Academic Technologies Course Delivery Resources
March 11, 2020 Dan Arvizu, NMSU Chancellor Update from the NMSU Chancellor on COVID-19
March 6, 2020 John Floros, NMSU President Emergency preparedness at NMSU
March 4, 2020 Lori McKee, Executive Director of Health & Wellness
Katrina Doolittle, Executive Director, Environmental Heath Safety & Risk Management
Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Spring Break Travel
March 4, 2020 NMSU News NMSU implements prevention plans, advises students, faculty on spring break travel
March 3, 2020 Aggie Health & Wellness Center Message from Aggie Health & Wellness Regarding CoronaVirus (COVID-19) 

System Shoutout

NMSU System Shout-outs
Say thanks to an NMSU employee

Over the last several weeks, we've learned to work and engage in countless new ways. Here's a space to provide a shout-out to recognize NMSU employees system-wide who have provided professional service and excellence during this unprecedented time.