Guidelines for campus visitors and events

Updated: 9/2/2021

Much like NMSU students and employees, visitors to each of New Mexico State University’s campuses are responsible for following all current public health orders and travel restrictions and for taking all steps needed to minimize the possible transmission of COVID-19.

Any visiting faculty, vendors, contractors, outside community members or other campus visitors who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to any NMSU campuses. These individuals should stay home and contact their healthcare provider.

Visiting faculty are subject to current public health orders and NMDOH travel restrictions that apply to travelers entering New Mexico for business purposes.

Anyone visiting an NMSU campus must review and comply with the updated Visitor Commitment and follow all signage and instructions posted indoors and outdoors regarding face coverings, social distancing, the use of access doors, and traffic flow directions.

 


Guidelines for events and gatherings

New Mexico State University has a strong relationship with the communities we serve. Under normal circumstances, NMSU invites alumni, donors, community members and other guests to each of our campuses to take part in events and gatherings. These activities help NMSU bring our educational mission to our community, as outlined in our strategic plan, NMSU LEADS 2025, Goal 3: Amplify Extension and Outreach.

Decisions regarding gatherings must be made in the interest of the health and safety of our university community and in accordance with current public health guidance. NMSU will continue to reassess this guidance and update as appropriate. 

 


Student events and gatherings

  • The normal Event Registration Process is in place for student events, and can be completed via the organization Crimson Connection page. Further instructions for how to complete that process can also be found on the Crimson Connection homepage, as well as on the Student Life website.
  • Requests that require academic space, can be submitted to University Student Records via the Event Scheduling website following approval of the Event Registration in Crimson Connection.
  • All student organizations should review the revised and updated Student Organization COVID-19 Policies.

 


Employee, department and NMSU-sponsored events

  • Employee gatherings, outside of normal business, must follow all rules and public health guidance, as outlined by the NMDOH.
  • The event request process begins by submitting the Event Request Form found on the Department’s Crimson Connection page. Further instructions for how to complete that process can also be found on the Crimson Connection homepage, as well as on the Student Life website.
  • Requests requiring a reservation of academic space can be submitted to University Student Records via the Event Scheduling website upon approval.

 


NMSU special events

  • Special events at NMSU will follow all rules as outlined by the CDC, NCAA, Western Athletic Conference and NM Department of Health.
  • Concerts and other performing arts presentations must be scheduled in accordance with rules outlined by the CDC and NM Department of Health.

Community events and gatherings

  • Community members seeking to rent space at NMSU for an event must ensure the event follows all rules and public health guidance, as outlined by the NM Department of Health. For information about renting space at NMSU, please visit nmsu.edu.
  • Outdoor spaces at each NMSU campus are available to the general public, unless otherwise indicated by sandwich boards, signs or notices to the community.

Resources for events and gatherings