Academic Calendar Current Semester

The Academic Calendar reflects major dates and events in the college community. Deadlines for all student record transactions are specified for regular 16-week semester courses. Deadlines for alternative calendar courses (late-starting, online, self-paced and short-term courses) are posted in the schedule of credit classes and available in the Registrar’s Office.

FALL 2015  
Registration – New Mexico Residents April 27
• Register between April 27–July 29
(payment arrangements are due by 4:30 p.m. on July 29)
• Register between July 30–Aug. 19)
(payment arrangements are due by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19)

Open registration begins – open to all

Aug. 21

Full-time faculty return (limited services available 8-10 a.m.) Aug. 13
Convocation (services available beginning 9:30 a.m.) Aug. 13
Classes begin Aug. 24
Late registration Aug. 24-26
Schedule changes only (drop/add) Aug. 27-28
Labor Day - college closed Sept. 7
Deadline to petition to graduate fall 2015 Sept. 8
Deadline to drop without a grade and obtain a refund Sept. 11
Faculty Development Day (tentative) Sept. 18
Deadline to change audit/credit status Oct. 9
Midterm examinations Oct. 12-17
Midterm grades due to Registrar's Office by 5 p.m. Oct. 19
Deadline to withdraw from 16-week courses Oct. 29
Registration for spring 2016 begins – NM residents Nov. 17
Thanksgiving Break – college closed Nov. 26-29
Final examinations Dec. 7-12
Last day faculty advisers are on campus before Winter Break Dec. 11
Semester ends Dec. 12
Final grades due to Registrar's Office by 5 p.m. Dec. 14
Winter Break (college closed) Dec. 19-Jan. 3
Deadline to petition to graduate spring 2016 Jan. 29
2016 Commencement Ceremony  May 14, 2 p.m.
Registration and payment is available online at all times including after hours, weekends and holidays.
Failure to arrange payment by the deadline could result in losing your place in class.

NOTE: This institutional academic calendar does not reflect transaction deadlines for alternate scheduled course offerings. Online registration is available at

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