Coronavirus Updates and Information

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.


Graduate School Announcements from Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Luis Vazquez:

As you know, we are in the midst of a very challenging and fluid situation as the University responds to the coronavirus pandemic. We are also mindful that it is “defense season,” and many students are planning both defenses and public presentations of their dissertation and thesis work. We are making every effort to have defenses and presentations be done remotely to accommodate student’s needs and safety. The Graduate School appreciates your patience and understanding in these times of changes that may occur as we continue forward together. We will continue to update you on our Graduate School website as the situation progresses.


For Student:


  • To turn in the Final Exam Form for thesis, dissertation or professional doctorate exams: NOW APRIL 6
  • To hold a thesis, dissertation, or doctoral final oral or written exam: NOW APRIL 20
    • *If these dates are not possible, communicate with the Graduate School and we will work with you and your adviser to make reasonable accommodations regarding Final Exam Forms, Final Oral and Written Exams.
  • To submit a thesis or dissertation to ProQuest format review: NOW APRIL 22
  • To turn in the Final Exam Form for Master’s non-thesis students and Educational Specialist students: NOW MAY 1
  • To hold a non-thesis final oral or written exam: REMAINS THE SAME MAY 15
  • Last Day to drop a class: NOW APRIL 2
  • Mini-semester 2: NOW BEGINS MARCH 30
  • Semester will not be extended, exam week: REMAINS WEEK OF MAY 11
  • No changes have been made to graduation ceremony, but that could change.


For Programs and Instructors:

2 Week Extended Spring Break (March 16-27)

NMSU has implemented a system-wide, two-week spring break for Student beginning Monday, March 16th-Friday March 27th. Although classes/coursework will not be held, the University will still remain open, which includes On-campus housing, Health & Wellness Center, Corbett Center, Dining Services and other support services.

Course Delivery Methods

A message from the Provost Office, Maintaining Academic Progress, Spring 2020.

Coronavirus and Research

A message from the Assistant Vice President, Research Administration in regards to research procedures.


University Announcements and Updates:

NMSU Coronavirus

NMSU Communications from Aggie Health and Wellness

Telehealth Services