Graduation Information

NMSU Alamogordo Graduation Ceremony will be on  Friday, May 10, 2024.  


  • Reserve your seat online at make sure to complete the section on how you would like your name published in the graduation program and announced at the ceremony.
  • The name on your diploma will be the name that appears in your official academic records. To make a change, please contact the Admissions and Records Department at or call 575.439.3600.
  • The graduation cap, gown and tassel set can be purchased at the “Graduation Fair” scheduled on  March 20 or March 21, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the NMSU-A Glass House. It can also be purchased online at, or by phone at 575.527.1522.
  • Please review the Ceremony Information brochure for the list of appropriate regalia for the NMSU Alamogordo Graduation Ceremony.
  • Family, friends, and other guests are welcome! Tickets are not required as the bleachers will be available for them. If you or your guests require special accommodations, please contact Gary Bond in Accessibilities Services by May 6, 2024,, 575-439-3721.
  • You are also encouraged to attend a graduation rehearsal on the morning of graduation, May 10, 2024, at 10:00 am in the Tays Center. You do not have to wear your cap and gown.
Watch for more information about the cap decorating ceremony on May 4, 2024 .


 Apply for Degree or Certificate

All undergraduate students must submit their degree or certificate applications online through your myNMSU account. Login to myNMSU. Under the Student Tab, Launchpad-Records/Degree Application link, you will find the Application for Degree (Diploma) link.  Follow the on-screen prompts to submit a degree or certificate application. Degree/certificate applications are free on the NMSU-A campus. Please note the deadlines for each semester. 

Degree Diplomas and Certificates

Diplomas and Certificates will be issued 4 - 6 weeks after the deadline for final grades at the end of each term. For example, Fall semester diplomas or certificates may not be received until the middle of February, due to the holiday; the Spring semester may not be received until June; Summer semester may not be received until mid-September.

If you have not received your diploma, please follow up with the Office of University Student Records or email NMSU Diplomas. If you have not received your certificate, please contact Student Services.  Include your full name and Aggie/Student ID number.

Students are advised to verify, with an academic advisor, that all requirements are met, and/or in progress, before submitting an application.

Applications must be submitted by the deadlines noted. For application deadlines, go to the Campus Calendar and choose the Academic Calendar for the academic year you will have completed degree requirements. Students who fail to meet graduation requirements by the date indicated on the Application for Degree or Certificate must reapply the next term in which requirements are met.

Any changes to degree applications must be submitted by email to NMSU diploma early in the semester.

Any changes to certificate applications must be submitted by email to NMSU-A Student Services.