Return to Campus Life

We plan to be open and operational this fall, with dedicated faculty and staff preparing strategies and plans that will follow CDC recommendations and meet safety guidelines across academics, campus activities, and athletics.

Your safety is our top priority. NMSU has been consulting experts – and continues to do so – about enhanced cleaning, minimizing contact with staff, and improving the safety of services such as housing, dining, retail, advising, financial aid support, and more.

As a part of our preparations for the Fall 2020 semester, we will be introducing information to help you learn how to navigate our new normal. Students, faculty and staff can expect to learn more about personal responsibility and how to use social distancing, courtesy face coverings, and other tools to keep yourself and fellow Aggies safe and healthy.

Academic Life

  • Students across the NMSU system need a learning environment that’s safe, accessible, and inclusive. NMSU joins many institutions across the country in implementing a flexible, hybrid online and in-person course delivery that meets the academic and health needs of students and faculty.

  • A task force is currently assessing classroom space across the system to identify and implement changes in occupancy, traffic flow and technology.

  • In addition to increasing spacing and reducing the number of seats in classrooms, Facilities and Services is working to install sanitizing stations within each classroom.

  • We’ll be communicating directly with new and returning students throughout the summer to keep them informed about what to expect in August.

Student Life

  • The excitement of student life is essential to the NMSU experience. We are collaborating with students through ASNMSU and at our community colleges to determine how to engage students in all aspects of campus life, including how to maintain a healthy environment. 

  • Public Health restrictions on gathering sizes guide our plans regarding everything from club meetings to attendance at sporting events. Our Student Life office is working to create safe ways for all students to engage in the activities that make college life vibrant.

  • Clubs, lectures, fraternities, sororities, study sessions, intramurals, and other activities that occur in person will be limited in size and are expected to observe precautions such as physical distancing and face coverings based on guidance from state and local public health authorities, university guidance, and the space used.

  • NMSU will provide in-person activities to the extent that it is safe and practical to do so. While study abroad and student exchange activities are not possible at this time, such activities will resume as soon as possible. Similarly, field trips and other experiential learning activities will occur where possible. We expect all of these activities to adhere to the precautions recommended by state and local health authorities.

Research and Creativity


Student Success Communications 

June 1, 2020 - Planning for Your Return to Campus #NMSUReady! (Dr. Renay M. Scott, Vice President of Student Success)