Syllabus Student Resources & Policy

Updated January 5, 2022

COVID-19 Expectations and the Crimson Commitment

You are expected to comply with all university requirements and expectations regarding mask-wearing, vaccination, and testing, or you should not enroll in in-person course sections. Please do not come to class if you are feeling sick; communicate with your instructor about making up any missed classes.

Mask requirements for all students

All students, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while indoors on any NMSU system campus. Any changes to this guidance will be posted online at Students seeking an exception to the mask-wearing requirement should contact the Dean of Students Office at 575-646-1722.

Vaccination and testing protocols

Students who are not NMSU employees (vax or test):

If you will be present on any NMSU campus at any time to fulfill program requirements or participate in activities:

  • Be fully vaccinated – full vaccine series (one or two doses) plus 14 days – or submit results of an antigen or PCR test to VaxTrax on a weekly basis.
  • Receive a booster within 4 weeks of eligibility (as defined by current FDA recommendation) or submit results of an antigen or PCR test to VaxTrax on a weekly basis. 

If you will not be present on any NMSU campus, you are not required to follow the vax or test protocol, but we encourage you to become vaccinated as soon as possible.

Students who are NMSU employees (vax unless exempt):

If you are a student employee of NMSU (or would like to become one), whether teleworking or in person, you must:

  • Be fully vaccinated – full vaccine series (one or two doses) plus 14 days – or obtain an approved and documented exemption.
  • Receive the booster within 4 weeks of eligibility (as defined by current FDA recommendation) or submit results of an antigen or PCR test to VaxTrax on a weekly basis.

The Crimson Commitment

All students will acknowledge the Crimson Commitment at

I commit to myself and other Aggies, I will: 
  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit weekly COVID-19 test results if I am enrolled in any in-person or hybrid courses, student employee, or if I will be on campus for any reason
  • Monitor myself for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Report to the Aggie Health & Wellness Center or another medical professional if I have symptoms of COVID-19 or other communicable illness
  • Wash my hands often with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer
  • Wear a mask and keep my distance as directed by the latest university guidance
  • Stay home if I feel ill or have been around someone ill
  • Report a positive case online at and participate in contact tracing if called
  • Keep up to date with the latest guidance from experts at NMSU, the NM Department of Health, and the CDC.
If I am unwilling to comply with COVID-safe practices:
  • I will talk to my academic advisor about enrolling in online course sections, if available, or disenrolling from fall course work. (Disenrolling will impact financial aid, housing, etc.)


Stay informed about COVID-19 at NMSU

More information about the NMSU system’s COVID-19 response can be found at In addition, updates are available to students and their families through many communication channels. Links to visit or subscribe are available at



Discrimination & Disability Accommodation

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADA) covers issues relating to disability and accommodations. If a student has questions or needs an accommodation in the classroom (all medical information is treated confidentially), contact: 

Disability Access Services
Corbett Center Student Union Room 208
Aaron Salas, Director
Accessibility Services Department – Student Support Center, Room 206
Phone: 575.439.3721
Text: 575.201.7775
Haley Jones, Special Accessibility Services Coordinator
Room 111, NMSU Carlsbad
Phone: 575-234-9321
DACC Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Central Campus — DASH 117
East Mesa Campus — DASR 101B
Phone: (575) 527-7548
Patrick Clingman, Vice President for Student Services
NMSU Grants
Phone: 505-287-6628

New Mexico State University, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to Laura Castille, Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity;

Title IX prohibits sex harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation. For more information on discrimination or Title IX, or to file a complaint, contact: 

Laura Castille, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
O'Loughlin House, 1130 University Avenue

Phone: (575) 646-3635 E-mail:


Other NMSU Information

Below are important phone numbers and information for each campus. Information on how to report a complaint, incident, or concern can be found at NMSU Report. 

For any on campus emergencies, call 911.

NMSU Police Department: (575) 646-3311
NMSU Aggie Health and Wellness (medical and counseling services): (575) 646-1512
NMSU Dean of Students: (575) 646-1722  
For Any On-campus Emergencies: 911  


In Case of Emergency While on Campus

If someone in your family needs to contact you in an emergency, the person calling should know where you are.  Let them know the class you are attending (example: EMD 101-A20 online) and where you are studying.  Give them the following telephone numbers if you cannot be reached otherwise:

  • Alamogordo Campus, Daytime 575-439-3600 (Admissions Office)
  • Alamogordo Campus, Evening: Security 575-439-3634
  • Holloman AFB, Daytime: 575-479-4318 (NMSU-A/HAFB Coordinator) or 575-572-3971 (Based Education Office) Holloman AFB, Evening: No emergency number is available

Ensure that your class buildings, room numbers, and time of classes are available to any individuals that need to contact you in case of emergency.

Emergency Evacuation Plan

Should an emergency occur while you are at NMSU-A, you will be instructed to follow the procedures implemented by the NMSU-A administration for the evacuation and regrouping of all members of the campus community.  Should you be asked to make an emergency call from a campus phone, dial 8-911.

Battered Family Shelter (Domestic Violence Help/shelter): (575) 885-4616
Carlsbad Community Hope Center (emergency shelter): (575) 706-0379 (575) 200-1377 (Mr. Jacquez)
Carlsbad Police Department: (575) 885-2111  
Carlsbad Fire Department (575) 885-3125  
Eddy County Emergency Management: (575) 628-5450 (Jennifer Armendariz)
For Any On-campus Emergencies: 911  

Security Information: In all emergency situations, call 911. Once 911 notification is completed, a courtesy call to a campus-specific security guard is advisable. (Often times a guard on location is the first responder).

On Duty Security Officers Cell Numbers:
On-duty security officers cell number (for all campuses): (575) 527-7777.
Contact Sgt. Nelson McGuire or Michael Luchau via numbers listed below for any additional assistance.

Other Important Contact Numbers:

  • All Campus Emergencies – 911
  • Central Campus: NMSU Police Department, non-emergency – (575) 646-3311
  • East Mesa Campus: Las Cruces Police Department, non-emergency – (575) 526-0795
  • Chaparral Center: Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, non-emergency – (575) 526-0795
  • Gadsden Center: Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, non-emergency – (575) 526-0795
  • Hatch Center: Hatch Police Department, non-emergency – (575) 526-0795
  • Sunland Park Center: Sunland Park Police Department, non-emergency – (575) 526-0795
  • Workforce Center: Las Cruces Police Department, non-emergency – (575) 526-0795
  • DACC Police Sergeant: Nelson McGuire – (575) 528-7029
  • Facilities Support: Michael Luchau – (575) 527-7718

Help keep DACC a safe place to learn and work.
Security Office: DATS Room 153-E, Central Campus, (575) 528-7029 (M–F, 8–5)

Security Information: In all emergency situations, call 911. Once 911 notification is completed, a courtesy call to the campus Vice President of Student Services (VPSS) Office is advised to coordinate campus resources.
Important Contact Numbers:
NMSU-Grants Main Office — non emergency (505) 287-6628
Grants Police Department (505) 287-2983  
NMSU-Grants VPSS (505) 287-6628  
NMSU Police Department (575) 646-3311
NMSU Police Victim Services (575) 646-3424
NMSU Las Cruces Counseling Center (575) 646-2731
NMSu Dean of Students (575) 646-1722
For Any On-campus Emergencies: 911  



Academic Misconduct

The Student Code of Conduct defines academic misconduct, non-academic misconduct and the consequences or penalties for each. The Student Code of Conduct is available in the NMSU Student Handbook online

Academic misconduct is explained here:

All students should be aware that the College of Engineering has a “two strikes and you are out” policy regarding academic misconduct – two documented offenses of academic misconduct on a student’s part will result in their immediate suspension from NMSU for a minimum of one year.



Important Dates — Spring 2022

Students enrolled in fall courses should refer to the important dates outlined at for more information. The table below outlines some important dates for each term. 

Full Term 
(16 weeks)
Mini-Semester 1
(First 8 Weeks)
Mini-Semester 2 
(Second 8 weeks)
Add Course without Instructor Permission January 13 January 13 March 15
Add Course with Instructor Permission January 24 January 18 March 17
Late Registration- Late Fee Assessed January 14-January 24 January 14- January 24 March 16 - March 17
Withdraw from class with full refund January 28 January 23 March 23
Withdraw from class with no refund (W) March 17 February 25 April 29
Withdraw from the University April 29 February 25* April 29*

*Date only applies if student is ONLY enrolled in all Mini-Semester 1/Mini-Semester 2 courses. 

Important Dates & Academic Calendar(including mini-semester dates):


NMSU values diversity and the university supports cultural and religious inclusiveness. If your participation in cultural or religious observances (e.g. religious holidays, spiritual observances) conflicts with a particular class session, please notify me in writing and ahead of time to be excused from class for such observances.



Grading Policy

NMSU's grading policy is outlined in ARP 4.55. More information can be found at: 

A Six-Week Early Performance Grade for this course will be posted. You will be able to access your grade through your MY.NMSU.EDU under the Student Tab: Click on Student Record / Midterm Grades. In this class the Six-Week Early Performance Grade will reflect your performance on only a portion of the total graded work in this course. If you are doing well, congratulations on your success – but be mindful that there is still a significant portion of the graded work yet to be completed. If you are doing poorly, or not as well as you would like, please meet with me to discuss how you can improve. If you have concerns about your progress in multiple courses and need to consider a schedule change, meet with your academic advisor.
Students enrolling under the S/U grading option will receive an “S” for "satisfactory" and "U" for "unsatisfactory" as determined by the achievement of the course objectives and the instructor. Students must elect the grading option prior to the last day to add a class.Students should check the course catalog for eligibility and availability of the S/U Option.
Under university policy, incompletes may be given only if a student has a passing grade at mid-semester (the last day to withdraw from a class) and is precluded from successful completion of the second half of the course by a documented illness, documented death, family crisis or other similar circumstances beyond the student's control. An incomplete should not be given to avoid assigning a grade for marginal or failing work. Instructors assigning the “I” grade can choose to make the “I” grade permanent, and require students to register for the course in a subsequent semester to earn credit (Option A), or may allow students to complete remaining work in the course by an identified deadline (within one year) and then submit a change of grade form to substitute the earned grade for the “I” grade (Option B). Requirements for removal of the “I” grade under Option B must be clearly stated on the “I” grade form. Incompletes do not automatically convert to F's if the course is not completed. Under Option B, the faculty member can state on the form that an incomplete will become an F, but then it is incumbent upon the instructor to process a change of grade form to accomplish that result.



Recording Lectures

Class lectures can be recorded and are covered by ARP 11.05, Part 2, Letter I. These recordings should not be distributed by anyone other than the instructor.



Student Support Services

Aggie One-Stop is student service center designed to help both undergraduate and graduate students manage the business of going to college, as well as resources to connect with university departments. Information and answers about admissions, financial aid, registration, bill payment and student records, advising, housing, paring, and health & wellness can all be found in a single location.


Phone: 575-646-NMSU (575-646-6678)



Campus Tutoring

Campus Tutoring Services offers NMSU undergraduate students free, accessible and convenient options to supplement their academic experience for our most in-demand courses on campus. Campus Tutoring offers individual and small group tutoring. Visit 

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free services to all NMSU students through one-on-one consultations at any stage in the writing process, from understanding assignment directions to revising final drafts. Consultants advise students on aspects of proofreading and editing, but do not provide editing services. Information about the Writing Center is available at

The Office of Military and Veterans Programs provides services to current and former service members. The office can be reached at:

Location: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Information on Aggie Cupboard, NMSU's food pantry, can be found at
The ICT Customer Service Center is equipped to deal with all of your information technology (IT) and telecommunications needs at NMSU. The ICT Customer Service Center hours of operation are from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday Mountain Time. Please feel free to contact them at 646-1840 or via e-mail at
You can also go to the Student Technology Help web page and Student Resources located on the Canvas web page for additional information on Canvas.

Alamogordo Campus

All Student Services are listed and outline at

NMSU Carlsbad Student Services are outlined at These include Financial Aid, Advising, Tutoring, Canvas and Tech Support, Testing Center, and more.

New Mexico State University Carlsbad (NMSUC) is a military and veteran friendly university which strives to provide the best possible service for our military, veterans, and their dependents as they peruse their educational goals. The NMSUC VA Office is located in Carlsbad Main Building, Room 107. 
Phone: 575-234-9226

Doña Ana Campus

Tutorial Services

The DACC Academic Readiness Centers offer students one-on-one learning assistance with faculty with primary emphasis on math and English. The centers provide small-group study areas, access to computer based educational software, workshops, and instructional support in various forums such as learning communities, Math and English Fast-Track Seminars, and accelerated and integrated courses

All students registered in credit classes may receive FREE learning assistance in most subject areas. The center provides a comfortable and encouraging environment and peer-to-peer tutoring that assists students in achieving academic success. Tutoring is available in most subject areas to include Anatomy & Physiology, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Software Applications, Developmental Math-to-Calculus III, Medical Terminology, Physics, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy. Writing assistance is offered for all disciplines. Math tutoring is the only subject available without an appointment. For all other subjects, appointments are necessary. Be sure to contact the student Academic Readiness Center for hours of operation, or visit the center’s webpage:


  • East Mesa Campus
    • DAAR 201
    • 575-528-7275
  • Central Campus
    • DASH 116
    • 575-527-7646
  • Gadsden Center
    • DAGC 104
    • 575-882-6806
  • Sunland Park Center
    • DASP 107
    • 575-882-6806
Students may be responsible for arranging test proctoring. Several departments are available to help with proctoring. The DACC Student Resources Testing Center will proctor for a variety of testing needs; fees may apply. For more information please visit or call (575) 528-7294 or (575) 527-7569. In addition, you may take exams from home if your instructor has scheduled the exams with the Proctor U service provider. There is a charge for this service that averages $25 per test, per individual. The charge varies based on the length of the exam and the scheduling time. The service is only available if your instructor scheduled the proctored exam. Contact your instructor if you wish to utilize this service.
The library system offers a variety of resources in both print and non-print formats, and promotes leading-edge technology and electronic resources. The student college I.D. serves as a library card for checking out books, which are loaned for three weeks. If you would like more information, contact the Library Media Center at (575) 527-7555 or the East Mesa Library at (575) 528-7260 or the library at your campus. You can also visit the Library website.

As an open-door institution, DACC is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to students regardless of personal, economic, or social conditions. This commitment means helping students overcome financial barriers in getting the education they seek (DACC Catalog). As you may be eligible for financial aid, stop by the Financial Aid office at the East Mesa Campus in Room DASR 109 or call (575) 527-7696 for additional information.

You must attend classes to receive financial aid. If you stop attending or drop any course(s) you may be required to repay all or part of the financial aid received.

VLIT provides services to support online learners. Our primary goal is to support all of your Canvas needs. Visit the VLIT website to sign up for a two-hour student Canvas training or enroll in the self-paced Canvas training online. The VLIT staff is available to answer your online course and technology questions. Please call or visit these offices: (575) 527-7737 (East Mesa, Academic Resources Building, room 203D inside the library) or (575) 527-7738 (Espina Campus, Classroom Building, room 270). You can also visit the VLIT website.
The Bookstore is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is located in room in DAAR 102 on the East Mesa Campus. In addition to textbooks, the bookstore sells calculators, educational supplies, and other types of merchandise. To receive information on extended hours during registration periods for fall and spring semesters call (575) 527-7692.
The mission of career services at DACC is to assist students in reaching their personal and professional career goals. Services include career exploration and planning, job skills training, internships and other work-based learning opportunities, assistance with job searches and application documents, and connection to social services. These resources are available at no charge to credit and non-credit students. For more information about Career Services, please visit

The NMSU Grants Library provides digital access to a variety of academic resources and supplemental print material. Visit or call 505-287-6638.

NMSU Library Resources for Distance Education: A brief guide to library resources and tools for Distance Education Students:

Having trouble with citation? Citation tools and assistance can be found online at 

The Student Success and Testing Center is located in Martinez Hall, Room 125 at the NMSU Grants Campus. Students can schedule to take an exam or remote students can schedule to take an exam from another NMSU campus. To schedule, call 505-287-6691 or visit
The Math Lab is located in Martinez Hall, Room 124 and staffed by a professional tutor. Call 505-287-6657 for current hours of operations. 

The Writing Center is located in Martinez Hall, Room 123 and staffed by a professional tutor. Call 505-287-6697 for current hours of operation. 

Student Outreach Centers are funded through the NASNTI Grant. Outreach centers can be located at Acoma, Laguna, Pine Hill/Ramah, Thoreau, To'hajiilee, and Zuni. Site coordinator contact information can be located online at
The NMSU Grants Student Services Center supports students stp by step through their college experience through academic advising, special needs services, and career & job information in regard to degree pathways. Student Services include admissions, registration, financial aid, student development, and graduation. Visit for more information or the links below. 
NMSU Military and Veterans Programs promote lifelong learning and professional development for veterans, active-duty military and their families, assisting them in their higher education goals. Visit for more information. 
Technology support services are available in Martinez Hall, Room 122 on the NMSU Grants Campus. If you are a distance student, iT support is available by phone at 505-287-6664. Options for technology support online is:

Computer IT Orientation (

NMSU User Accounts and Email

Wi-Fi Services

Computer Labs

Student outreach Centers


IT Student Support Policy

Personal Computer Tips and Reminders

Website Information