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NMSU begins orderly transition to online course delivery, reducing on-campus personnel

Following the most recent public health order from the state of New Mexico, NMSU will begin an orderly transition to online course delivery, and provide increased opportunities for employees who do not need to be on campus to work from home.


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Corbett Center at New Mexico State University. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)

Since August, most courses at NMSU were already being delivered online, and the university had plans to deliver 100 percent of courses online following the Thanksgiving break.

Beginning Nov. 16:
- NMSU’s Las Cruces campus will only be open for students, faculty and staff.
- Campus Housing will remain open for all students currently living on campus.
- Campus Dining will remain open with grab-and-go food options only.
- A small number of classes, primarily those with some experiential or hands-on learning, will meet in-person Nov. 16-20 as NMSU transitions to fully online instruction. Students should communicate with their instructors if they need alternate accommodations.

NMSU researchers should follow their safety plans and work to minimize the time spent on campus.

“This is a time for everyone to be flexible,” said NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu. “None of our students, faculty or staff will be penalized if they feel they need to stay home during this time. We encourage everyone to stay in contact with their instructors and their supervisors.”

COVID-19 testing is widely available in our community, both at the Aggie Health and Wellness Center and other locations in and around Las Cruces. Individuals with symptoms will be prioritized for testing at the Aggie Health and Wellness Center. Please call 575-646-1512 for more information or to make an appointment.