COVID-19 information

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Faculty Academic Calendar


New Mexico Highlands University FACULTY ACADEMIC CALENDAR – 2020-2021
Faculty contractual obligations for the Academic Year 2020-2021 begin on August 5, 2020, and end on May 18, 2021. 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 department as to where they may be reached during this time for department/college/school meetings, committee meetings, etc.

Fall 2020
August 12 New Faculty Orientation- Virtual
August 13-14 Faculty Development – Virtual
August 17-18 Advisement and Department Meetings – Virtual
August 19 Classes Begin – Distance (Hybrid)
September 7 Labor Day (university closed)
October 12-13 Classes not in session (Fall break)
November 25 Fall Recess (university open/classes not in session)
November 26 – 28 Fall Recess (university closed)
December 15 Semester ends – classes not in session
Dec 23, 2020-Jan 1, 2021 Winter Break (university closed)


Spring 2021
January 4-13 University open – classes not in session
January 14,15, 19 Faculty Advisement – must be available on campus
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. (university closed)
January 20 Classes Begin
March 15-20 Spring Break – classes not in session
April 2 – 3 Spring Recess (university closed)
May 15 Commencement
May 18 Semester ends – classes not in session