Updated vaccine requirement for all students who are on campus

Vaccination for students who will be on campus for any reason is required beginning July 1, 2022. We know that vaccination is one of our most effective tools for preventing serious illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection, and in the absence of mandatory surveillance testing, this expanded vaccine requirement will help reduce the risk to our students, faculty and staff and help keep our students and our community as safe and healthy as possible.

All current students in the NMSU system who attend classes or activities in person are required to complete their primary vaccine series – meaning two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – and upload their vaccination records by July 1, unless they request and are approved for an exemption or extension of that date. In order to meet this deadline, students must have their first dose of Moderna by June 3 or their first dose of Pfizer by June 10.

All new and transfer students in the NMSU system who attend classes or activities in person are required to complete their primary vaccine series and upload their vaccination records by Aug. 1, unless they request and are approved for an exemption or extension of that date. In order to meet this deadline, students must have their first dose of Moderna by July 4 or their first dose of Pfizer by July 11.

Students who do not submit their vaccination records or receive an exemption in time will be subject to disenrollment. Aggie Health and Wellness Center is a fast and convenient provider of the Pfizer vaccine in Las Cruces. To schedule a vaccine appointment, visit vaccinenm.org and select Aggie Health and Wellness Center as your location. For questions, call the AHWC pharmacy at 575-646-8302 and speak with a pharmacist.

We are rolling out a new, simpler platform for uploading both vaccine records and exemption requests in the coming weeks, and will provide detailed information about how to access that system soon. Student vaccine exemption requests will be submitted through this system when it is operational. If you plan to submit an exemption request, please watch for more information about how to do so. For now, students may continue to submit their vaccination records to either VaxTrax.nmsu.edu or Crimson Connection. If you have already uploaded your vaccination proof or exemption documentation, no action is needed. Those records will carry over to the new system.

Students needing technical assistance can call the ICT Help Desk (575) 646-1840 or email help@nmsu.edu.

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Academic Information & Support

  • For a complete resource on tools and resources to help students work from home, including discounted internet, please visit  Student Technology Resources.
  • Visit the Keep Learning website for resources and tips for continued learning in online courses.
  • Questions about Student Travel this semester? Read more about student travel guidelines in the NMSU Now plan.

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Families

The NMSU Family Outreach Home is a customizable digital platform designed to enhance the family experience, keeping students and their families involved and up to date with consistent news from the university and its campus partners. To sign up, visit nmsu.campusesp.com.

Vaccine and Testing Resources

How do I get vaccinated?

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available at many sites around New Mexico, including Aggie Health and Wellness Center. Visit vaccinenm.org to make your appointment. 

What do I do if I can’t find my vaccine card?

Those vaccinated in New Mexico can replace a lost vaccine card by emailing COVID.Vaccines@state.nm.us

Where can I get tested?

A Curative COVID-19 testing site on the Las Cruces campus is now open. The testing site is located in parking lot No. 27, north of Piñon Hall. Testing continues to be available at Doña Ana Community College East Mesa campus, 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

Free at-home testing is available to New Mexico residents from Vault Health. El Paso residents can find testing information at www.epstrong.org/testing.php. Elsewhere in Texas, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services for information on testing sites. In other states, contact your state or local department of health for more information.

Presbyterian Medical Services provides free antigen testing at its Family Health Center locations in Alamogordo, Carlsbad and Grants.

Other testing sites across New Mexico, many of which offer testing at no cost, are listed on the New Mexico Department of Health site.

 

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