New graduate waving to commencement crowd2022 Commencement Information
New Mexico Highlands University

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Congratulations to the Class of 2022! We wish you well!

Main Campus rescheduled to August 6, 2022!

photo of cap and tassel, class of '22Information on this page is related to the 2022 Commencement exercises at New Mexico Highlands University.

All events are planned for in-person with masking recommended and COVID protocols in place. In the event the pandemic requires unprecedented steps to safeguard our community, the event may be cancelled or transitioned to a virtual event.

The main campus ceremony will also be streamed online for those unable to attend in person; thus, extended family members and friends will have the opportunity to watch remotely.



Watch again:

Schedule: Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Location: NMHU Main Campus Wilson Complex, 1216 9th Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Student check-in: 9 a.m.

All graduates who had intended to take part in the ceremony this past May are welcome to participate in the rescheduled ceremony.


President of NMHU Dr. Sam Minner addresses the graduates of the Class of '22

President of NMHU Dr. Sam Minner addresses the graduates of the Class of ’22








Lt. Gov. Howie Morales delivers keynote speech

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales delivers keynote speech








Mortarboard "Mom, I did it"





Mortarboard with photos of friends and family and inscription of thanks






Mortarboard "And the student became the teacher."






Photo of graduate with Dr. Minner

Photo of graduate with Sam Minner







ABQ-Rio Rancho: This event took place on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM.

This event took place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 9 a.m. at San Juan College in Farmington, NM.

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

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