Graduate Commencement Information:

As you know, NMSU Carlsbad is now Southeast New Mexico College (SENMC). We have been working hard to transition away from the NMSU system into our very own system for SENMC. This will be our last Commencement Ceremony with NMSU. This year we will have a combined ceremony with NMSU and SENMC graduates. Some graduates will wear NMSU regalia where some of the graduates will wear SENMC regalia. Regardless, you are all graduates!!! YOU DID IT!!! Congratulations on your achievements!

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The annual commencement ceremony is a celebration that we look forward to each year to celebrate our graduates' academic achievements. In celebration of our graduates, SENMC (formerly NMSU Carlsbad) will be holding a Commencement Ceremony on FridayMay 12, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibit Center (4012 National Parks Hwy). Lineup will begin at 5:00 p.m. Please make sure to RSVP on the registration form if you plan to attend the Commencement Ceremony.

Rehearsal Information
Rehearsal will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Walter Gerrell's. Please RSVP on the registration form if you plan to attend rehearsal. 

Commencement Regalia Information
Please contact the SENMC Bookstore for ordering caps, gowns, cords, and stoles at (575) 234-9240. As we continue to transition away from NMSU this year, we will have a combined ceremony with some students wearing NMSU regalia and some students wearing SENMC regalia. 

Congratulations on your much earned achievements! We look forward to celebrating your educational milestones with you!

-SENMC Graduation Team