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NMSU to host the largest fall commencement ceremony ever, more than 1,000 graduates

With 1,016 students projected to participate in the fall 2013 commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Pan American Center, the 121st event will be the largest attended for a fall ceremony.

Five students in commencement regalia look to the sky as they toss their caps.
New Mexico State University students celebrate commencement as they toss their caps in the air. NMSU is hosting fall 2013 commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Pan American Center. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Of the 1,490 students that are degree candidates on the Las Cruces campus, seven are associate degrees, 1,068 are bachelor's degrees and 415 are graduate degrees. Additionally, 574 associate degrees will be conferred to students graduating from NMSU Dona Ana Community College, NMSU Alamogordo, NMSU Carlsbad and NMSU Grants this fall. Summer graduates that did not participate in the spring commencement also were invited to attend.

Tickets are not required. The Pan American Center will open one hour prior to the ceremony. Candidates should check in east of the Pan American Center in Lot 32.

Arrowhead Drive between Triviz Drive and Stewart Street along the Pan Am will be closed for commencement. Candidates and general parking will be in the lots to the north and east of the Pan Am, with handicapped parking to the north and northeast of the building.

NMSU will honor Jerry Landrum with an honorary degree during the ceremony.

Media covering the event should pick up a media pass in the coordinating center tent in Lot 32 east of the Pan American Center.

For more information, visit http://www.nmsu.edu/commencement.