December 3, 2015 by Jane Moorman, NMSU News Center
About 1,000 students are projected to participate in the fall 2015 commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Pan American Center.
Commencement activities will begin Friday, Dec. 11, with a doctoral hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. at Pan American Center. NMSU will recognize Dan E. Arvizu, recently retired director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, with an honorary degree during the ceremony. He will speak to the doctoral degree candidates following his hooding.
Of the 1,450 students who are degree candidates on the Las Cruces campus, 15 are associate degrees, 1,056 are bachelor’s degrees, 314 are master’s degrees and 65 are doctoral degrees. Additionally, 537 associate degrees will be conferred to students graduating from NMSU Doña Ana Community College, NMSU Alamogordo, NMSU Carlsbad and NMSU Grants this fall. Summer graduates from main campus who did not participate in the spring commencement ceremony are invited to attend this fall ceremony.
Tickets are not required. The Pan American Center will open one hour prior to the ceremony. Candidates should check in east of the Pan American Center in Lot 32.
Arrowhead Drive between Triviz Drive and Stewart Street will be closed for commencement. Parking will be available for degree candidates and the public in the lots to the north and east of the Pan Am, with handicapped parking to the north and northeast of the building.
Media covering the event should pick up a media pass in the coordinating center tent in Lot 32, east of the Pan American Center.
For more information, visit http://commencement.nmsu.edu.