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Family & Friends Weekend 2021

Whether you join us for one event, or 12 events, we hope that by the end of the weekend you can see why your student (as well as the rest of us) believe that New Mexico State University is a great place to be.

Registration is closed for Family & Friends Weekend.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 24th

All times are in Mountain Daylight Time.

Time Event Description Location
9:00 – 9:30 am Check-In for Family Weekend Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium
9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome! Family Outreach Programs Overview of the Weekend & Reminders Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium
9:45 – 10:30 am Friends & Family Weekend Keynote Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, Senior Advisor to the Provost Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium
11:00 am – 1:00 pm From Our Family to Yours Picnic


Field games, food, fun, and faculty guest stars.

Sponsored by First Year Initiatives

Preciado Park
1:15 – 2:15 pm Then & Now Campus Tour A tour of campus focusing on the historical significance of NMSU and its architecture. Departing from Preciado Park
2:30 – 4:00 pm Choose your Campus Adventure!


Create your own adventure from the following:

University Museum – Curator Led Tours

Chili Pepper Institute – Open House & Gift Shop

Corbett Student Union – Open Game Room

Various Locations
4:15 – 5:15 pm Leadership in the Living Room


Hear from and meet NMSU’s President, Dr. John Floros, and other university leaders while enjoying goodies! NMSU Bookstore

2nd Floor – Living Room

5:15 – 7:00 pm Eat Las Cruces Indulge in all the great cuisine at Las Cruces and Mesilla have to offer. Find some of our favorites on our Eat Las Cruces page. On Your Own
7:00 – 8:30 pm Family Karaoke & Game Night


Sing and play the night away during an evening of karaoke, games, fellowship, and fun!

Sponsored by American Indian Program, Black Programs, & Chicano Programs

American Indian Student Center

Saturday, September 25th

All times are in Mountain Daylight Time.

Time Event Description Location
8:30 – 10:00 am Family & Friends Spirit Morning


All that glitters is CRIMSON! Tie-dye, posters, and more. Join us to create your spirit regalia!

Sponsored by Sports Accessories & Aggies for Family Outreach Student Organization

RGH Hall Lawn & NMSU Bookstore 2nd Floor – Living Room
10:00 – 11:30 am Homecoming 2021 Parade Music and cheering and floats, oh my! The NMSU Homecoming Parade is Back in Action, and we can’t wait to watch it with you. Watch anywhere alongside University Ave.
11:30am – 4:00 pm Explore NMSU Ag Day, Alumni activities, and just hanging with your student. Take the time to see all that NMSU, Homecoming, and the wider Las Cruces community have to offer! On Your Own
4:00-6:00 pm Family & Friends Weekend Tailgate


Pep yourself up before the big game against Hawaii with some delicious eats & music!

Sponsored by Student Engagement

Southeast Lawn – Educational Services Building
6:00 pm Homecoming Football Game:


Reserve your tickets at our discounted price during registration, and they will be available for pick-up during check-in on the 24th! Payment accepted in cash. Aggie Memorial Stadium

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Sports Accessories logo
Aggie Welcome and Orientation LogoNMSU Student Engagement and NMSU First Year Initiatives
American Indian Program logoAggies for Family Outreach logo