Welcome Aggies!

Crimson Kickoff 2017 is a welcome for new and returning New Mexico State University students packed with events to start the semester! Crimson Kickoff will introduce you to college life, help you meet new people, and give you access to special events and activities.

Check back often for the most up-to-date schedule as events are updated or added.

Aggie Pathway Family Welcome @ Corbett Center Ballrooms 3rd floor
Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Check-in in 3rd Floor Lobby/Presentation in Ballrooms/Beverage Station/Group Meet & Greet Activities

FYRE-Freshman Year Resident Experience Aerial Circus Show @ Residence Halls
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 7:45 pm


Dj and Photo Booth,

Aerial circus show for students

FYRE-Freshmen Year Resident Experience Ceremony @ NMSU Dorms/Corbett
Aug 12 @ 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm

4 C’s

RHA President speech

Provost/President will address the students for Aggie Crimson Kickoff FYRE Ceremony event!

FYRE-Freshman Year Resident Experience Fire Show @ NMSU Dorms/Corbett area
Aug 12 @ 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Fire/ pyrotechnics show!

Spaceman show!

FYRE-Freshman Year Resident Experience RHA Laser Dance @ NMSU Dorms/Corbett Area
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 12:45 am

LED Psychedelic Parade Show/dance

Poster Sale @ Aggie Underground in Corbett Center Room 148
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm

Decorate your new room with posters and paintings from your favorite movies, sports, and inspirational messages. Sale will run August 13th – August 20th, daily 9am – 5pm.

Block Party @ Barnes & Noble Parking Lot
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Auxiliary Services will be hosting a block party in the Barnes & Noble Parking lot. There will be a DJ, free food, and a Mechanical Bull. Come out and enjoy the fun as part of Crimson Kickoff Week!!

Chris Jones, Hypnotist @ Corbett Center Ballrooms
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chris Jones, the Hypnotist, will be preforming for students in the Corbett Center Ballrooms!

Target Event @ NMSU/Target
Aug 13 @ 10:30 pm – Aug 14 @ 12:30 am

Target shopping event for students!

Free Popcorn and Soda for students.

Music/DJ, free hand outs.

Buses will take students to and from event at Target.

Students will have the opportunity to go to Target after hours and shop. They can get good deals on dorm supplies and other stuff. Starbucks will also be open for students to purchase drinks from.


10:15PM-Load buses for Target Event at Residency Halls

Target Event-10:30PM-12:30AM

Buses return trip 12:45AM

Career Services Kaleidoscope @ Aggie Lounge Corbett Center
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Showcase of employers and resources for students.


College of Arts and Sciences Aggie Welcome @ Breland Hall Courtyard
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet and Greet with all the Department Heads and Dean’s

Movie on the Lawn-By Aggies Activities Council and Corbett Center @ Corbett Stage/Lawn
Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

We will be showing a movie on a giant projector screen and students can come bring blankets, sleeping bags, or inflatable chairs and such to watch.

We will also be handing out free popcorn and snow cones.

ACES Open House @ Gerald Thomas Hall Lobby
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

College of ACES Ambassadors, ACES Mentors, ACES Council Officers, and Faculty and Staff members will greet incoming students with popcorn, welcome them to campus, and help them find their classes.

First Year Walk @ Pan American to Horseshoe
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Freshman students will start at the Pan American/Ed Services area and walk down the I-Mall as a tradition to symbolize their freshman start of college.

Transfer Student Welcome Reception @ Corbett Center Ballrooms 3rd floor
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Check-in 3rd Floor Lobby/Music Playing/Meet & Greet Activities/Serving Refreshments/Raffle for NMSU promotional items

ACES Night Out @ Lawn by Gerald Thomas and Skeen Hall, near tractor
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The ACES Mentor leadership team will take the ACES incoming students around campus to help them become familiar with buildings, streets, etc. Once they are done, they will end up back on the lawn between Gerald Thomas and Skeen Hall for some relay games and a brief welcome ceremony from the College of ACES.

Aggie Welcome Carnival @ Corbett Outdoor Lawn and Stage
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Clubs and Organizations will bring small activities to get the incoming freshman involved, this will be a great opportunity for students to meet members of clubs they are interested in joining

Quiz Cab @ All Over Campus
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Quiz Cab, a spin off of the show Cash Cab, will be used to promote ASNMSU services to the student Body. ASNMSU golf carts will be used to pick up students, help them find their classes and offer them rides to their cars, classrooms, dorms, etc. Questions will be asked and prizes such as pens, sunglasses, keychains, and other fun promotional items will be handed out.

Academic Success Kickoff @ Aggie Lounge in Corbett Center
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Student Success Center will host interactive activities to jump start your semester! Participate in academic success and thriving in college Jenga, Share your goals and inspire others, join the marshmallow challenge to test your critical thinking skills

Campus Tutoring Open House @ Corbett Center Room 206
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our open house will get you acquainted with the Tutoring Center. We will have nerf basketball, brain teasers (we are the tutoring center after all), and a chance to win a gift card by guessing the number of “smarties” in a jar. Also, come test your skills on a Wii U with your friends. Come check us out and learn about who we are and what we do.