GRADUATE STUDENT SERVICES
- Brancheau P.E.
Complex houses an intramural gym, racquetball courts, indoor swimming
pool, classrooms, and offices for the Athletic Department and the
Department of Wellness and Movement Sciences. A student ID, semester
pass, or activity punch card is required for each visit to the Brancheau
Complex. Contact Campus Recreation at 575-538-6161 each
semester for specific facility hours and racquetball reservations.
- The Ben
Altamirano Memorial Stadium is the first on-campus field since the late 70s and
is used when the Mustang football team takes the field. All students must
present their ID to receive free admission into a game.
- The WNMU Field
house is now part of the Brancheau Complex. This is where intercollegiate
games are played for both men's and women's basketball and women's
volleyball. All students must present their ID at the game to receive free
admission into a game.
- The WNMU Tennis
Courts are well maintained for the intercollegiate tennis teams (men's and
women's), the student body, and the community.
- The WNMU
Mustang Softball Field is home to the Mustangs' softball team, the 2004
West Region champions, 2007 RMAC tournament champions, and
participant in the Elite Eight tournament.
- The Fox
Athletic Complex opened in the fall of 2001. It includes a weight room,
locker rooms, coaches’ offices, restrooms, ticket booth, concession stand,
and training facilities. The students at WNMU helped to purchase all the
new equipment. For information on using the weight room,
please contact 575-538-6767. All students must present their ID upon
On-line course work is presented on
WNMU’s learning management system, Canvas. You can access Canvas from
the home page of our website. There is a link listed on the lower left side of
the page, or you can go directly to http://learn.wnmu.edu. Canvas provides a tutorial to assist you to
become familiar with its features. There is also a no-charge, no-credit
course, ACAD 080 that is intended to help students become acclimated to on-line
learning. This class becomes available a few days before the beginning of each
semester and takes only a few hours. You can ask your advisor to enroll you.
The WNMU Book Store is located on the
first floor of the Student Memorial Building. They carry a complete array of
school supplies in addition to textbooks and e-textbooks for purchase or rent.
You can search their website at http://www.efollett.com.
WNMU has a robust wireless network, and
is also host to multiple open computer labs and some specialized labs on
campus. These labs are available to students, faculty and staff of
WNMU. Each lab on campus contains most of the same software to enable
students to work at the location most convenient for them. Projection
systems are available and assistance is always provided. Windows and
Macintosh computers are available and include peripherals such as scanners,
digital cameras, CD-RW’s, DVD players, inkjets, color and black and white laser
printers. All labs have full Internet access. Hours and information
for the labs can be found at http://www.wnmu.edu/itdept/labs/labsindex.shtml.
1 The Special Needs Lab is located in Room 220A
in the Juan Chacon Building. The lab is open to students with
disabilities first then to any other student as needed. Voyager, a text
enlarger, is available for students with visual impairments. Also
available for student use are voice calculators, a closed-caption TV-VCR, a
Braille printer, and two Braille labelers.
2 The Academic Support
Center lab, located in Juan Chacon Building, is open to all students, staff and
faculty. The lab is equipped with 20 computers including Macintosh and
Dell. CLEP, COMPASS and Discover testing are available in this lab.
3 The largest open lab on
campus is the Global Resource Center Lab located downstairs in the east wing of the
GRC. The GRC Computer Lab operates for the benefit of the
students. Software utilized is updated when necessary to accommodate what
is being taught on the campus. The lab is equipped with 42 computers
including Macintosh and Dell. CD-burners, color laser printers, scanners,
digital cameras and other peripherals are also available for student use.
4 There are printers and computers available in the Miller Library.
The Printing Policy for the computer
labs is as follows:
- Students are expected to know the
student lab policies. A copy of the student lab policies is located
on the web at: http://www.wnmu.edu/itdept/labs/labpolicies.shtml.
- The first $25.00 (subject to
change) of printed material is free. Additional pages need to be
paid for at the Business Office in $5.00 increments. Unused balances
do not transfer between semesters.
- Transparency printing on lab
provided transparencies costs $1.00 per page.
- Color laser printing costs $0.50
- Photo Ink-jet printing on various
types of paper costs from $1.00 -$5.25 per linear foot up to a paper size
of 24" wide.
- All pages printed will be charged
to user accounts except for technical issues encountered such as
paper jams, low toner, etc. Please be advised that the labs do not
guarantee publishing quality printouts.
Step-by-step instructions for applying
for financial aid are available by selecting the Financial Aid link at www.wnmu.edu. See also the WNMU Catalog section entitled
“Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Graduate Students.”
IT Help Desk
For any IT support, call the Help Desk
at 4357 (575-574-4357 off campus). The Help Desk is open each week day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are also documents posted at wnmu.edu/ITdept/help/helpindex.shtml to assist you with common problems.
Library and Research Facilities
J. Cloyd Miller Library is located
next door to the Student Memorial Building and can be accessed via the third
floor of the Student Memorial Building, or from the front Library entrance off
10th Street. The primary purpose of the Miller Library is to
provide the WNMU community with the resources, services, facilities, and
equipment required for research and instruction.
Mustang Express and WNMU E-Mail
Once you have been admitted to WNMU, you
will be assigned a user name (generally your last name and first initial) and a
student “W00” number. To log on to Mustang Express the first time, go to the
WNMU website and sign in (lower right hand of the screen)
entering your user name (i.e., smithj) and using your “W00” number (i.e.,
W00123456) as the password. You will immediately be asked to set up your own
password. Your WNMU e-mail address will be your user name plus “@wnmu.edu.”
Mustang Express is WNMU’s web portal
that allows easy access to a variety of campus services for the staff, faculty
and students of WNMU. The Mustang Express can be accessed at http://my.wnmu.edu.
Mustang Express provides students with
many useful tools including targeted announcements providing information based
on major, classes and other information unique to each student. A WNMU email
account for each student is created to provide communication between students
and faculty. The Mustang Express also provides access to the WNMU Information
& Registration System. The system allows students to view grades, access
financial aid information, class schedules and much more.
Parking and Student Identification
A permit is required to park on campus.
There is no charge for a parking permit. Register all vehicles at the
Campus Police Department, Castorena Building. The parking permit is
placed under the rear view mirror. Parking permits expire August 15th
of each year. Any vehicle not registered is subject to removal from
the campus, and fines will be assessed.
Handicapped parking permits issued by
New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division, must be displayed on the vehicle along with
a current identification sticker from WNMU at all times.
Student IDs are issued by the Campus
Police Department. You must provide proof of enrollment at the time you report
to have your ID issued. Full-time students receive a student ID free of
charge. If the ID is lost or misplaced, there is a fee for a replacement.
Part-time students can obtain a student ID by paying a fee at the Business
Postal and Shipping Services
The Campus Post
Office (CPO) is located to the left of the main entrance to the Brancheau P.E.
Complex and is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All outgoing mail
delivered to the CPO before 2:00 p.m. will be sorted and delivered to the
Silver City Post Office by 4:00 p.m. Any mail delivered to the CPO after the 2:00 p.m. deadline will be delivered to the Silver City
Post Office the next business day. Federal Express and UPS pick up and
deliver to the CPO, check with the CPO staff for schedules. CPO personnel will
sell you postage stamps, determine proper postage, and assist
with all of your packing needs (boxes, tape, and envelopes.)
The Registrar’s office is responsible
for maintenance of all educational records for WNMU. They can assist you with
grades, course changes, transcripts, etc. To access information about their
services, go to http://www.wnmu.edu/admin/studentaff/registrar/.
Second Master’s Degree
See current WNMU
catalog for program specific information.
The mission of the Disability Services
Division is to provide WNMU students with disabilities the support services,
tools, and reasonable accommodation that allow them to fully participate in the
academic environment of Western New Mexico University. For more information go
The Student Health Services clinic is
conveniently located on the top floor of the Juan Chacon Building in Room
250. The professional staff provides Primary Health Care services. Services include an on-site pharmacy and screening
labs. Family Planning services and sexually transmitted infection testing
are available for low-income students under a Title X grant. Student
health insurance policies are available. Student Health Services is
funded solely through student fees. For information and appointments call
Located in the
Martinez-Fall building in room 204, the TLC is maintained by the School of
Education. The TLC acts as the NM state textbook adoption review site, a
text book adoption review resource site for public school teachers, and as a
resource for faculty and students at WNMU. Area public school
teachers can check out the materials for 1 month, WNMU students can check out
materials for one semester. The TLC hours vary; call (575) 538-6404 to hear a
recording of the current semester’s hours of operation.
Information regarding current tuition
rates for graduate students can be found at http://www.wnmu.edu/admin/businessaff/cashiers/tuition/SCgrad_fall09Sp10.shtml. Please note that these rates do not include lab or
course fees or the cost of books.
The Writing Center
is available to all students to help them develop and improve their
writing. We assist students in all aspects of writing, including:
- understanding and analyzing
- analyzing the audiences (usually
- developing a thesis (when
- selecting, developing, and
- editing for clarity and power
- using style formats (MLA, APA, and
Because our goal is
to guide students to become independent, competent writers, we work primarily
by asking questions. While we sometimes give specific advice or make
corrections, or model ways the students might handle particular writing
situations, we focus on helping writers reach their own solutions. This
is often done through a series of questions that lead writers to understand
what they have written and how they might improve. We do not edit or
revise students’ writing; rather, we help them learn how to do it for
themselves. The Writing Center is located in the Miller Library and can be
reached at (575) 538-6051. There is also an on-line writing service, Writing
at Western (WOW)l,