Visiting NMSU

New Mexico State University is a beautiful campus and we would love to see you here. Whether you are bringing your student on a campus tour for the first time or coming to visit your current student at NMSU, we are here to help make the process easier. Here you will find resources that help you plan your trip and make the most out of your time in Las Cruces.

Setting up a Campus Visit

Your first step to setting up a successful campus visit is contacting the Undergraduate Admissions Office. They can assist you with setting up your prospective visit date and making sure you are prepared in advance for what to expect. A typical campus visit includes a presentation from an Admissions Advisor, they will cover information related to financing your student’s education and admissions details, followed by a tour of campus. During your time here, you and your student do have the option of meeting with someone from their academic department of interest, just make sure to indicate you are interested in this when you are setting up your visit.


Getting Here

Our students come from all over the world, therefore we know that our visitors do as well. We want to make sure that your trip to NMSU is as smooth as possible and the first step is getting here! We are located in the heart of southern New Mexico, in sunny Las Cruces. The closest airport is located in El Paso, TX, which is about an hour away. If you are driving, make sure to get the right address by clicking the button below. This will help you find your way to NMSU, no matter where you’re coming from.


Parking at NMSU

Not knowing where to park can be frustrating, especially on a college campus. As a visitor at NMSU, you have options that can help alleviate this stress and plan your day. If you are visiting NMSU for a campus tour with the Undergraduate Admissions Office, feel free to park near the Educational Services Building where we have designated parking for our Future Aggies. During large events, such as Aggie Experience or Aggie Welcome and Orientation, you may park anywhere on campus, with the exception of metered spots, service vehicle spots, and handicapped spots. You may also sign up for a Visitor E-Permit that will allow you to park anywhere on campus for your selected visit dates.


Eating in Las Cruces

Visit our Eat Las Cruces page for all of the recommendations from our student leaders.


Hotels near NMSU

Comfort Suites
NMSU Rate: $86 plus tax/night
2101 S. Triviz Drive

Comfort Suites
NMSU Rate: $96 plus tax/night
236 N. Telshor Boulevard

Courtyard by Marriott Las Cruces at NMSU
NMSU Rate: $109 plus tax/night
456 E. University Avenue

Hilton Garden Inn
NMSU Rate: (Contact hotel for Rates)
2550 Don Roser Drive

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
NMSU Rate: (Contact hotel for rates)
2635 S. Valley Drive

Ramada Las Cruces Hotel and Conference Center
NMSU Rate: $89 plus tax/night
201 E. University Avenue

WoodSpring Suites Las Cruces
NMSU Rate: $97.71/night Single; $110.03/night Double
2080 S. Triviz Drive