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Graduation 2021: UNM Commencement Ceremony

UNM has announced (3/31/2021) that it will have an in-person Commencement Ceremony this coming May 15, 2021 for Spring 2021 graduates ONLY (no guests). Read more here!

The Commencement event will be held outdoors at the UNM Football Stadium, and "will be operating under all health restrictions and guidelines—and in order to ensure manageable, safely-spaced seating for all graduates—there will be no guests permitted at the ceremony. We will be live-streaming commencement on multiple platforms so that your well-earned walk across the stage can be celebrated in real-time by your family and friends. This event will be for our Spring 2021 graduates only."

UNM Department of Economics graduates who wish to participate in the UNM Commencement should sign up for this main campus UNM graduation ceremony. Due to our limited space and ongoing health restrictions and guidelines, the Department of Economics will not be hosting any separate graduation ceremony/reception (as prior to May 2020 we have historically always held our own smaller annual event in the Department). However, as done in 2020, the Department will again be preparing a video tribute to recognize our graduates and award winners.  And we look forward to gathering together again in 2022, as we move past the pandemic.

Academic Year 2020-2021 Remote/Limited Operations

The UNM Department of Economics is operating largely remotely in the 2020-2021 academic year (AY), due to a combination of: (i) renovations to the Economics Building; and (ii) UNM's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our main office will be temporarily located in Sara Raynolds Hall Room 107, but access to the building is by appointment only. If you need to contact the Department with any questions, please email: econdept@unm.edu

Individual faculty and staff remain in contact via email and schedule video conferences as needed.

As a part of UNM's efforts to reduce our on-campus presence during AY2020-2021, we are changing the format of many Economics classes. For Fall 2020, approximately 90% of our courses will be entirely online or remote delivery, as supported through UNMLearn; the rest will have only limited face-to-face contact, under strict public health guidelines (including social distancing and required mask wearing). For any questions about the teaching modality for a course, check the UNM Schedule of Classes (schedule.unm.edu), or contact your instructors.

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