Family & Friends Weekend Oct. 21st-22nd 2022


Family & Friends Weekend is an annual event where students and loved ones participate in activities to help better their understanding and love for NMSU. Whether you join us for 1 event or 12, we hope that by the end of our Familly & Friends 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.

Check In Locations:

Friday Afternoon 

12:00–5:00pm Tent in front of Corbett Center

     Closest Parking:  Lot 41, Lot 42, Lot 17

Friday Evening

6:30–8:30pm American Indian Student Center

     Closest Parking: Lot 41, Lot 42, Lot 38

Saturday Morning

8:00–9:00am & until 1 hour after parade ends (approximately 10:30) Bookstore Upstairs Lounge

     Closest Parking: Lot 15, Lot 16, Lot 14, Lot 17

Saturday Afternoon 

1:00–4:00pm Tailgate by Alumni/Duck Pond behind the Educational Services Building


Friday Oct. 21st

11:00am-4:00pm Old Mesilla Farmers and Craft Market - Mesilla Historic Plaza

12:00pm College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Picnic - Breland Hall

2:30pm-4:00pm Choose Your Own Campus Adventure

  • University Museum Tour
  • Chili Pepper Institute Visits
  • Flambé Dessert Demo - 100 West Cafe
  • Games on the Lawn - Stage by Corbett Center
  • Horticulture Club Demo - Stage by Corbett Center

4:00pm-7:00pm Eat Las Cruces on Your Own

6:00pm-8:00pm Trivia Night - The Player's Grill

7:00pm-8:30pm Family Karaoke Night - American Indian Student Center

7:30pm-8:30pm The Nelson/Boswell Reading Series - HSS Auditorium


Saturday Oct. 22nd

8:00am-9:00am Pastries and Parade - NMSU Bookstore

8:30am-1:00pm Farmers Market - 221 N Main St.

9:00am Homecoming Parade - Along University Ave.

10:00am UDA Crimson vs El Paso SURF - Intramural Fields (Soccer Field)

11:00am NMSU Women's Swimming and Diving team VS. AlumNMSU - Swiming and Diving Complex

11:00am-7:00pm Mesilla Valley Maze - 3855 W Pistacho Ave.

2:00pm-4:00pm Family & Friends Tailgate - Near Duck Pond

4:00pm Homecoming Football Game - Aggie Memorial Stadium


**Bolded items are official Family and Friends Weekend Activities**