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NMSU to award more than 1,200 degrees, changes made to fall commencement ceremonies

More than 1,200 New Mexico State University students are projected to participate in the fall commencement ceremony. But this time, instead of bachelorís and masterís degree recipients receiving degrees together and doctoral degrees awarded separately, all graduate students will be honored together.

Fall commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. for doctoral and master candidates and on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. for bachelorís degrees. (Photo by Josh Bachman)

Commencement weekend will begin the evening of Friday, Dec. 13, with a graduate school ceremony for all masters and doctoral candidates at the Pan American Center at 6 p.m.

Students receiving their bachelorís degrees will be honored Saturday, Dec. 14. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. and candidates from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and College of Health and Social Services will be recognized.

A total of 1,237 candidates at NMSUís main campus will receive the following degrees:
- Associate degree: 2
- Bachelorís degree: 926
- Masterís degree: 241
- Specialist in Education: 1
- Doctoral degree: 67

The following number of degrees will be awarded from each college:
- Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: 121
- Arts and Sciences: 360
- Business: 142
- Education: 62
- Engineering: 154
- Health and Social Services: 89
- Graduate School: 309

Additionally, 491 associate degrees and certificates will be conferred to students graduating from NMSU Dona Ana Community College, NMSU Alamogordo, NMSU Carlsbad and NMSU Grants this fall.

The Pan American Center will open one hour prior to each ceremony. Tickets are not required. For the Friday graduate ceremony, graduates should check in on the south concourse of the Pan American Center. For the Saturday undergraduate ceremony, graduates should check in to the east of the Pan American Center in Lot 32.

Arrowhead Drive between Triviz Drive and Stewart Street along the Pan Am will be closed during commencement. Graduates and the general public should park in the lots to the north and east of the Pan Am, with handicapped parking to the north and northeast of the building.

For family and friends who cannot attend commencement ceremonies, Information & Communication Technologies Video Services will be live streaming them at: http://panopto.nmsu.edu/commencement/

Media covering the event should park in the south lot and obtain a media pass in the tent located in Lot 32, east of the Pan Am.

For more information about the commencement ceremony, visit commencement.nmsu.edu.