Aggie Student Life

Public health recommendations will continue to guide our plans regarding everything from club meetings to attendance at sporting events. Our Student Life office continues to create safe ways for all students to engage in the activities that make college life vibrant.

Clubs, lectures, fraternities, sororities, study sessions, intramurals, and other activities that occur in person must follow recommended public health practices.

NMSU will provide in-person activities to the extent that it is safe and practical to do so. Field trips and other experiential learning activities will occur where possible. We expect all of these activities to adhere to the precautions recommended by state and local health authorities.


Updated: 7/12/2021

The NMSU system supports the university’s continuation of athletics in the 2021-2022 academic year. Timing and format depend on conditions and direction from the state of New Mexico, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

Athletic events will allow spectators at 100 percent capacity. Decisions about changes for sporting events, including the presence of spectators at events, will be made in accordance to guidance from the NCAA, WAC, university leadership and state and local officials.


Aggie Health and Wellness
Updated: 9/2/2021

The Aggie Health and Wellness Center offers daily health and wellness services to the NMSU community. This includes counseling for students provided by seeking help with a crisis, mental health, and personal growth and well-being. Services are free and confidential to NMSU Las Cruces campus students.

The Aggie Health and Wellness Center offers both in-person and telehealth services for access to medical and counseling providers, laboratory, and pharmacy services. Appointments for telehealth screening are available at 575-646-1512 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments can also be made for in-person laboratory services and pharmacy refills.

Aggie Health and Wellness Center also offers COVID-19 vaccines and testing for those with symptoms. Appointments are available by calling 575-646-1512.


Housing and Residential Life
Updated: 6/10/2021

NMSU’s Housing and Residential Life office supports a healthy on-campus living environment, and is committed to providing students with a positive, engaging, safe, and supportive campus experience. Our COVID-safe practices are based on advice from NMSU health experts, New Mexico Department of Health, CDC and other resources. We will continue to provide information and education for students and expect they will do their part to stay healthy and protect the health of the NMSU community. 


Protecting health

Housing and Residential Life supports healthy habits for resident students. Students who need to isolate or quarantine will be supported by a team of staff members through regular contact and meal delivery. Isolation housing is located in units that are private and separated from other residential areas. 

Residents are responsible for keeping their living spaces (rooms, restrooms, and shared areas) clean. Residents must supply their own cleaning supplies and materials. In addition to regular cleaning of rooms, restrooms, and shared areas, residents should wipe down or spray shower, toilet, sink and counter surfaces with disinfecting cleaner frequently and leave restroom doors open for ventilation to dry the restroom. 

Residents are responsible for removing trash and placing it in parking lot dumpsters. More specific information for residential students can be found at

Dining facilities
Updated: 07/29/2021

In November 2020, NMSU became the first university in Sodexo’s portfolio to achieve the Rise Safe certification, after passing a 37-point safety and sanitation audit and an independent verification of compliance by Bureau Veritas. It was created to standardize processes and procedures for education, training, safety, sanitation and communications in response to the pandemic and in adherence with CDC guidelines and additional rules set by health officials.

Food service around campus serves the NMSU community with multiple options in ordering and delivery, consistent with the current quality, standards, and regulations. More information about dining options and hours is available at

All frontline staff serve as information experts to answer questions on COVID-19 procedures, navigation, and daily menus.

Technological and physical accommodations to reduce the exposure to COVID-19 include:

  • Mobile app ordering
  • New offerings for touchless robotic delivery (Kiwibot) through Bite Universities app

Additional efforts can be deployed within 24 hours as required by federal, state, local and NMSU guidelines:

  • Barriers and social distancing signage to control lines
  • Touchless cashiering and acrylic barriers at cashier stations
  • Elimination of self-service and buffet options
  • Menu adaptations to accommodate to-go and delivery items
  • Signage, maps and menus at the entrance to facilities
  • Flexible and layered protective equipment for all employees
  • Additional shaded and outdoor seating for dining near Corbett Center Student Union
  • Tabletop acrylic barriers and social spacing of tables where appropriate