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Western New Mexico University


WNMU offers more than 70 fields of study. Students can choose careers in almost any area of interest from accounting to zoology with 41 baccalaureate, 27 associate and certificate, and 10 graduate degree options.

If you are seeking a degree that can be tailored just for you, try the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Your academic choices are enhanced with personalized attention by our dedicated faculty and excellent classroom environment.

Academic Advising
Academic Advisors offer assistance to students with class schedules and degree plans. The advisors assist students in defining academic goals and career planning. They provide guidance with appropriate class scheduling, so that students can meet their desired goals. Instruction is also provided in study habits and techniques, time management skills and test anxiety.

Academic Advisors can help you:

• Develop a schedule that works for you
• Guide you in choosing the perfect degree plan
• Choose a major
• Understand the academic policies of WNMU

Students will receive assistance from the Academic Support Center until they meet the following requirements:

• Declaration of major; and
• Completion of 48 credit hours with a G.P.A. of 2.0; or
• Completion of 32 hours with a G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher.

The Academic Support Center is located in the Juan Chacon Building. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call 575.538.6400.

Welcome to the Academic Support Center

Notice to Students for Fall 2011
Registration Deadline - August 19, 2011
Add/Change/Drop Courses Deadline - August 19, 2011
Withdraw from a Course or Complete Withdrawal Deadline - August 22, 2011 through October 28, 2011.

Our mission is to encourage and motivate students to become self-reliant, confident, and successful in their academic endeavors. A team of professionals who provide academic advising, tutoring, placement testing, and career development backs our commitment to student success. Equipped with state of the art computer technology and situated in an easily accessible location, we prepare students to become proactive in their learning experience.

One of our greatest rewards is the opportunity to challenge our students to navigate their way through the world of higher education. We prepare our students to develop a “can do” attitude that enables them to discover their own potential. Our confidence in our students' abilities promotes confidence within themselves. A confident student develops a positive attitude towards school and takes responsibility for his/her actions. Most importantly, a confident student is self- assured and not afraid to meet new challenges.

The staff in the Academic Support Center is here to serve students in their academic efforts in any way that we are able.

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE: Academic Advising, Class Registration & Scheduling, Career Exploration, Personal Counseling, Tutoring, Early Alert, Computer Lab Facilities, and Testing.

We are located in the Juan Chacon Building, Room 220.
Call us to arrange for an appointment
- 575-538-6400 -
or stop by any time.

Academic Support Center Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Getting through college is a unique and challenging experience. WNMU offers students a wide-range of support services from student health, campus police to career services.

Let us know how we can help you! Call Student Affairs at 575.538.6339.



Academic Support Center


Computer Labs

IT Help Desk

Miller Library

Western Online Writing

Business Affairs

Important dates

Payment Options

Tuition & Fees

Ed/Rec Facilities

Intramural Gym


Swimming Pool

Wellness Center

Financial Aid

Apply for Aid


Student Employment


Health Services

Disability Support Services


Course Catalog

The Mustang

Public Information Office

Student Handbook

NeTL Connection Newsletters


Registrar's Office Home

Class Schedule

Duplicate Diploma Form

Graduation Application


Transcripts Order On-Line

Residence Life


Meal Plan

Student Activities


Campus Ministries



Additional Services

Campus Police

Career Services

Early Childhood Programs

Post Office (WNMU mail room)

Small Business Development Center

Student Affairs

WNMU Museum


All online courses and programs are fully accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Founded in 1893, Western New Mexico University has a long history of academic excellence and a commitment to distance learning. Our quality online courses are convenient and very affordable. Highly trained faculty and small class size are key components of online teaching and learning at WNMU.

WNMU offers approximately 100 online courses each semester, ranging from lower-division general education courses to graduate courses. Several degree programs are offered entirely online.

Online education can accommodate the busy schedules of adult learners who are isolated by geography or constrained by time restrictions. Driving time, transportation expenses and childcare costs are eliminated. Within the structure and deadlines established by the course instructor, students participate in discussions, post assignments, and review faculty and peer feedback. All activities are asynchronous, meaning that students are not required to participate online at a specific time.

If you have questions or comments about online education at WNMU, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 575-538-6584


Welcome home alumni! Please use the Alumni Affairs page, on your left, to stay connected with all things WNMU.

Homecoming and Great Race provide great opportunities for you to visit campus each year. Don't forget that WNMU offers programs and events throughout the academic year that will help you reconnect with campus life.

Each Fall and Spring, the Alumni Bulletin, is mailed to all alumni. If you haven't received a copy lately, please contact .



Welcome future Mustang! Thank you for choosing Western New Mexico University.

WNMU is a great place for you to learn and grow. Located in historic Silver City and at the foot of the Gila National Forest, WNMU provides the optimal learning environment.

More than 70 fields of study and low tuition, along with expert professors, WNMU is the right choice for you.

Discover yourself at WNMU.