University Breaks & Holidays
New Mexico State University has three major breaks for students: Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. Please review the Registrar’s Academic Calendar for up-to-date holiday and break dates.
Thanksgiving Break & Spring Break are one week in duration and all housing communities remain open on campus. We do suggest, however, if you are leaving over these breaks to:
- Unplug appliances
- Lock windows and doors
- Remove trash
- Turn off heaters and lights
Winter Break occurs between the Fall and Spring semester and is four to five weeks in duration. During this time, the Residence Halls (Juniper Hall, Pinon, Garcia, Rhodes Garrett Hamiel) on campus close. Apartments and Student Family Housing do NOT close.
If you are staying on campus during a break, please monitor our Dining website for any changes to operating hours during these times.
We really don’t want you to leave but…..your housing agreement carries a check-out deadline of 24-hours after your last final exam or academic commitment. Please review your finals’ week schedule and make plans to check-out accordingly with your RA. Failure to check out by this deadline may result in financial penalties. To avoid unnecessary charges, be sure to complete a proper check-out with your R.A.
Please review our Move-Out Guide for Residence Halls and our Move-Out Guide for Apartments & Greek Life for detailed information on how and when to move out.
It is important that you leave your room as you found it in order to avoid damage and cleaning fees. Upon check out, in addition to removing all belongings and trash from your unit, please arrange the furniture in your room to match the furniture map associated with the community you live in.