Facility Readiness

Facilities & Services staff are working with academic departments and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) across the system to prepare spaces for the fall semester. Modifications to spaces are being completed according to those spaces’ alignment with the priorities below, from the NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic plan:

  1. Students’ Academic Progress (Goal 1)
  2. Student Services (Goal 1)
  3. Faculty Research and Creative Activity (Goal 2)
  4. Faculty Services (Goal 2)
  5. Meeting and Convening Spaces (Goal 3)
  6. Business Services (Goal 3)
  7. Auxiliaries, if not related to students or faculty (Goal 4)

Many spaces need no modifications, such as single-occupancy offices or shared offices where the occupants will stagger schedules. Barriers will be installed in high-traffic spaces where social distancing is more of a challenge.

Modifications managed through Facilities & Services include:

  • Attached barriers that require installation
  • Computer labs
  • Floor plan reconfiguration of cubicles
  • Retrofitting existing cubicle partition height with panels (attached cubicle add-on)
  • All other physical modification to existing space

 


Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

Facilities & Services is reviewing our HVAC systems to ensure they are operating at their peak. Assessment and performance testing will note:

  • Overall system type, location, and age
  • Mechanical condition
  • Equipment performance
  • Areas served
  • Filtration technology
  • Humidity control
  • Air volume control
  • Fresh air type
  • Airflow stations
  • CO2 monitoring
  • Reserve ventilation capacity

 

Aggie Transit
Added (08/26/2020)

The free Aggie Transit green and blue routes will be available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Masks will be required to ride the bus, and some seats will not be available for use to help passengers maintain appropriate distance. Buses will also be sanitized multiple times throughout the day.

The Aggie Green route makes pick-ups every 10 minutes and connects the free parking lot near the Pan Am Center to the Horseshoe. The Aggie Blue route makes pick-ups every 20 minutes and makes it easier to get from student housing to the core of campus.