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What is Convocation?

Convocation kicks off the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters each academic year. All of New Mexico State University comes together to address the university's achievements and plans, as well as recognize significant faculty accomplishments.

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Upcoming Dates

The dates listed below are upcoming convocation dates. Please note they are subject to change due to any changes in the academic calendar. 

  • Fall 2022 — August 16
  • Spring 2023 — January 10
  • Fall 2023 — August 15
  • Spring 2024 — January 9

Faculty Awards

Faculty awards are presented during the convocation ceremony. Faculty members apply or are nominated for these awards during the semester prior. Applications are then reviewed by a committee who selects the recipients based on the individual award criteria. 

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Banner image: The award winners for the Spring 2022 Convocation (left to right) Elba Serrano of the Department of Biology; Dawn VanLeeuwen of the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business and the Agricultural Experiment Station; Keith H. Mandabach of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management; Ross Marks of the Creative Media Institute; Raena Cota of the Department of Computer Science; and Mitch Fowler of the Creative Media Institute. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)