Facility readiness

Facilities and Services staff worked with academic departments and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) across the system to prepare spaces for student and faculty use. Modifications to spaces have been completed according to those spaces’ alignment with the priorities below, from the NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic plan:

  1. Students’ Academic Progress (Goal 1)
  2. Student Services (Goal 1)
  3. Faculty Research and Creative Activity (Goal 2)
  4. Faculty Services (Goal 2)
  5. Meeting and Convening Spaces (Goal 3)
  6. Business Services (Goal 3)
  7. Auxiliaries, if not related to students or faculty (Goal 4)

Many spaces needed no modifications, such as single-occupancy offices or shared offices where the occupants will stagger schedules. Barriers were installed in high-traffic spaces where social distancing is difficult.

Modifications managed through Facilities and Services include:

  • Barriers in high-traffic spaces
  • Computer labs
  • Reconfiguration of cubicles
  • Retrofitting cubicle partitions with panels


Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems

Facilities and Services has reviewed all HVAC systems to ensure they are operating at their peak. Assessment and performance testing noted:

  • Overall system type, location, and age
  • Mechanical condition
  • Equipment performance
  • Areas served
  • Filtration technology
  • Humidity control
  • Air volume control
  • Fresh air type
  • Airflow stations
  • CO2 monitoring
  • Reserve ventilation capacity


Aggie Transit

The free Aggie Transit green and blue routes are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Masks are required to ride the bus, and some seats will not be available for use to help passengers maintain appropriate distance. Buses are sanitized multiple times throughout the day.

The Aggie Green route makes pick-ups every 10 minutes and connects the free parking lot near the Pan Am Center to the Horseshoe. The Aggie Blue route makes pick-ups every 20 minutes and makes it easier to get from student housing to the core of campus.