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Spring Family Day

You’re invited to attend the first annual Spring Family Day! This event is to welcome back family members of current NMSU students to find out what life is like as an Aggie. Join us for a fun-filled day of activities on campus, leading up to a Men’s Aggie Basketball game against Seattle University.

When: February 16th

Where: NMSU Main Campus

Cost: It’s free to attend the day and most of the activities are included. (There may be some activities that are optional that have a small fee.)

If you would like to attend, please RSVP with the total number of guests that will be attending (don’t forget to include your current NMSU student!)


This agenda is tentative and subject to change.

Time Event
7:00-10:00 AM Explore Las Cruces Downtown Farmer’s Market
9:30-11:00 AM Check in at Barnes and Noble
9:30-10:30 AM Meet and Greet with NMSU Men’s Basketball Players
9:30-10:30 AM Then and Now Tour:

A tour featuring campus history highlights, as well as current day facts. Led by NMSU’s Chief of Police, an alumni and lifetime Aggie. This tour will focus on a more in-depth knowledge of the NMSU campus and the history around our great university.

10:30-11:30 AM Explore NMSU Art Museum Light Tricks exhibit:

In LIGHT TRICKS, a new exhibition, Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley, a husband-and-wife team, present installations, sculpture, drawing, and interactive video-based artwork that uses light in various forms, projecting, reflecting, and emitting nostalgic mood throughout a space. Using metaphor and symbol as a medium, they each invent their own secret art language, exploring signs and symbols abstracted from childhood memories to create collaborative immersive experiences. Alpert’s use of everyday materials and her repetition of hearts, chains, hashtags, drips, and friendship bracelets refer to high fashion, teenage doodling in the margins of notebooks, the keepsakes she made and traded at summer camp, and the inevitable decay of all things. Arkley’s work encourages a childlike sense of discovery and strives to foster inclusion, positivity, and elation. Both Arkley and Alpert play with the concept of illusion, Alpert in her veiled nod to feminine stereotypes and Arkley with his trompe l’oeil murals which make kid sticker pads become larger than life. Each element of this exhibition simultaneously embraces the dark, while galloping towards the light with play, fun and wonder.

10:30-11:30 AM Animal and Range Demonstration:

Come learn more about the agricultural programs NMSU has to offer. Even if your student is studying a different major, you can learn more about the Animal and Range sciences programs and see a hands on demonstration.

10:30-11:30 AM Fun at the Intramural Fields (activities pending)
11:30-1:00 PM Spring Family Day Picnic
1:00-3:00 PM Family Game Time Corbett Center Game Room
1:00-2:00 PM HRTM Flambé Dessert Demonstration (30 minute sessions)
2:30-3:30 PM Punch with the President – Aggie Lounge
4:00-7:00 PM Eat dinner, explore community and get ready to cheer on the Aggies!
7:00 PM Tip off Men’s Aggie Basketball vs. Seattle U. *You will pick up your tickets at will-call in front of the Pan American Center.


We can’t wait to see you Saturday, February 16th!