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Faculty Academic Calendar


New Mexico Highlands University FACULTY ACADEMIC CALENDAR – 2019-2020
Faculty contractual obligations for the Academic Year 2019-2020 begin on August 14, 2019, and end on May 12, 2020. Please be reminded that attendance at Professional Development activities and Commencement is mandatory.

During periods when classes are not in session, but the University is open, faculty are not required to keep office hours but must be available and must provide contact information to their departments as to where they may be reached during this time for department/college/school meetings, committee meetings, etc.

Fall 2019
August 16-17 New Faculty Orientation
August 16-17 Faculty Development
August 19 – 20 Advisement and department meetings
August 21 Classes begin
September 2 Labor Day (university closed)
October 14-15 Classes not in session (Fall break)
November 27 Fall Recess (university open/classes not in session)
November 28 – 30 Fall Recess (university closed)
December 17 Semester ends – classes not in session
Dec 23, 2019-Jan 1, 2020 Winter Break (university closed)


Spring 2020
January 2-10 University open – classes not in session
January 13-14 Faculty Advisement – must be available on campus
January 15 Classes Begin
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. (university closed)
March 16-21 Spring Break – classes not in session
April 10 – 11 Spring Recess (university closed)
May 9 Commencement
May 12 Semester ends – classes not in session