Commencement '23 Information -- CLICK HERE --

Commencement '23 Information -- CLICK HERE --




New graduate waving to commencement crowd2023 Commencement Information
New Mexico Highlands University

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Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

**Tickets are not required for graduating students or guests at any location**

**Deadline to apply for graduation was Friday, March 31, 2023**

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To order commencement regalia and announcements:
The deadline to order is April 17, 2023.

***Please note that the regalia website does not support Safari web browser. Students and faculty who need further assistance will need to contact Customer Support at 540-378-7001 or


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Commencement Schedule


Las Vegas Campus

Schedule: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: NMHU Main Campus Wilson Complex, 1216 9th Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Student Check-in: 12:30 p.m.

Rehearsal: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the NMHU Main Campus Wilson Complex, 1216 9th Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701

*Santa Fe students may attend Las Vegas campus commencement

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The NMHU Las Vegas Campus Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed. Click here for the live-stream, starting at 2 p.m.

For accessibility services needed at the Las Vegas Campus Ceremony please contact the Office of the Registrar at 505-454-3438 or email your request to

Safety Precautions

To ensure the safety of all graduates and their guests, heightened security measures will be in effect throughout the commencement ceremony. We thank you for your cooperation with these important precautions.

1. No weapons allowed on University property.
2. All persons entering this facility are subject to search.
3. No outside food or drinks.
4. No large purses, backpacks, or bags allowed inside the Wilson Complex.
5. No alcohol or drugs.
6. Intoxicated persons will not be allowed to enter.



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Rio Rancho & Albuquerque Campus

Schedule: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Rio Rancho Events Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle, Rio Rancho, NM
Student Check-in: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Line-up:  5:00 p.m.

Please Note: The Rio Rancho & Albuquerque Commencement live-stream link has been updated. Click here for the new live-stream link.

Veteran and Legacy cords will be distributed at check-in.

Eyecatcher Photography will be on-site providing opportunities to take graduate photos at their stationary booth on the south concourse. They also take photos of all graduates as they exit the stage. Email for a photo price list.

For accessibility services needed at the Rio Rancho & Albuquerque Campus Ceremony please contact Joseph Moreno, Rio Rancho/Metro Center Manager at 505-891-6914 or email your request to

Farmington Campus

Schedule: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: San Juan College – Learning Commons, 4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM
Student line up: 8:00 a.m. at the Henderson Fine Arts Building in 9000s rooms

For accessibility services, please call 505-566-3367 or 505-566-3285 so we can arrange accommodations for you or your family member during the ceremony.  For family members that have difficulty sitting outside, the ceremony will be simulcast in the Suns Lounge, the Henderson Fine Arts Center, or via a link on the San Juan College Homepage on the day of the commencement ceremony.

General inquiries and commencement information: (graduate and undergraduate students) or 505-454-3438.


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