Summer 2021: Welcome Back to Campus

CNM welcomes you to the Summer 2021 term and our culture of care and protection.

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A Culture of Care and Protection for All Suncats

As we begin returning to campus in larger numbers, we all must be united in creating a culture of care and protection for one another. This culture of care extends to every part of campus, including our classrooms, labs, and common areas, and, of course, to our fellow students, faculty and staff. By caring for each other, we’ll protect each other and our families and community.

The main aspects of this culture include:

COVID-19 Symptom Checking
Submit a Health Self-Assessment Checklist online every day before coming to campus.

Face Coverings
Wear a face covering on campus. Your nose and mouth need to be covered at all times. If you do not have a face covering, we will provide you with a disposable one when you arrive on campus.

Social Distancing
Please do your best to maintain at least six feet of distance from others at all times. Disregarding social distancing guidelines may result in dismissal from learning activities. Bathrooms are also subject to social distancing.

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Be mindful of arrows on floors and doors. There may be specific doors dedicated to entering and others for exiting. Read any posted signs on doors or in walkways for information about pathways and traffic flow. Do not gather in hallways or sit on floors and other surfaces.

Be sure you have everything needed for class before you leave for campus. Please do not share books, computers, pens, paper, food, beverages, or any other physical items.

Avoid Gathering After Class
Avoid mingling with fellow students, faculty, or staff and leave the campus promptly in order to further reduce the risk of spread.

Please check the New Mexico Department of Health Coronavirus website for the latest updates on possible restrictions if you’re considering traveling out of state.

The goal of these protocols is to reduce and minimize the transmission of the COVID-19 virus so we can keep everybody safe.

COVID-19 Safe Practices (CSPs) for All

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don't have a tissue, use your arm.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Try your best to maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19. If you experience symptoms, get tested.

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CNM has centralized our information, resources, and Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 at This site is updated frequently with new information, so we encourage you to check back often.

CNM will begin our return to campus with a 25% capacity limit. As conditions continue to improve, we hope to increase capacity to 50% later in the summer. Classrooms and lab furnishings have been carefully arranged consistent with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for classroom and building capacity limits to provide for social distancing. Please do not rearrange any furniture.

By creating a culture of care and protection for one another, we’ll all have a successful Summer Term!

Thank you, Suncats!