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Family Weekend 2019

You’re invited to attend the NMSU’s Family Weekend! This year, we are celebrating families at the same time as Homecoming Weekend to offer everyone a variety of events around the university. Whether you join us for one event, or 20 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.

When: Thursday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 5th

Where: NMSU Main Campus, Las Cruces, NM

Cost: FREE! Since we are collaborating with the Alumni Association, most of the events throughout the weekend are cost nothing. However, there are some optional activities throughout the weekend that do have small charges.

If you are planning on attending events during Family Weekend, or would like to simply stay in touch with our office, please let us know by registering.

Register now!

Special Opportunities

In addition to all of the events below, the Family Outreach staff has worked to provide some additional opportunities for this weekend only, that you can take advantage of.

Golf with your Student: During Family Weekend, parents and family members can play a round at the NMSU Golf Course for a discounted student price. Please note: your student must be present with you to receive the discount.

Workout with your Student: During these dates, parents and family members can swim at the Natatorium or work out in the Activity Center with your student for the discounted daily price of $10. Passes can be purchased on site.

Family Weekend Schedule (tentative)

Below are events that are open to all parents and family members throughout the weekend. If you would like to see what else is happening during the week, there is more information on NMSU’s Homecoming page.

Thursday, October 3

Time Event Location Details Expected Cost for Family
12:00-1:30 PM Engineering College Cookout Maggard Courtyard All are welcome TBD
2:00-5:00 PM Open House Alumni and Visitor’s Center Alumni and Visitor’s Center None
4:00 PM Community Lecture from Dr. Srini Kankanahalli Pending(College of A&S) All are welcome None
4:00 PM ACES Sam Steel Branding Ceremony College of ACES None
6:00 PM NMSU Volleyball vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Pan American Center $5.00 per ticket

Friday, October 4

Time Event Location Details Expected Cost for Family
12:00-1:00 PM Distinguished Alumni Lecture w/ Jack Davis and Van Bullock Thomas and Brown Room 304 None
12:00-1:00 PM Have lunch at the 100 West Café Gerald Thomas Limited Seating $12.00 per person
2:00-5:00 PM Open House Alumni and Visitor’s Center Alumni and Visitor’s Center None
2:30-3:30 PM Speaker Distinguished Alumni Dr. Debra Hagler HSS Auditorium Room 101A None
3:00-5:00 PM Family Weekend Welcome Mixer and Check-In (sponsored by Family Outreach) Corbett Center Otero Room None
3:00-5:00 PM COB Speaker Margaret Hardin Dom. Hall 102
4:00 PM NMSU Soccer vs. Grand Canyon U. NM State Soccer Athletic Complex $7.00 per ticket
5:00-7:00 PM Sweet Home NMSU Tap Series Gerald Thomas- 100 West Café Come enjoy a cash bar with specialty cocktails, beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages with complimentary appetizers. Varies

Saturday, October 5

Time Event Location Details Expected Cost for Family
8:30-9:45/10:00 AM Pre-Parade Pastries (sponsored by Family Outreach) NMSU Barnes and Noble Grab a snack before the parade and enjoy the view! None
10:00-11:30 AM ASNMU Homecoming Parade University Ave. None
11:30 AM NMSU Swim vs. Northern Colorado NM State Swim & Diving Complex None
2:00 PM Tailgating Begins NMSU Tailgating Lots Check out Ag Day, lots of family fun including live animals, demonstrations and much more! None
6:00 PM Kickoff NMSU Football vs. Liberty University NMSU Aggie Memorial Stadium $10.00 and up (Varies by seat location)

We can’t wait to see you on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th!