New Mexico State University sits on a 900-acre campus, it is a public land grant and NASA space-grant college flagship, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an "R-2 Doctorate-granting University - with higher research activity". The prestigious marching band of NMSU is known for its public performances, providing entertainment for college events, at the London New Year’s Day parade and dozens of NFL halftimes. They are the pride of New Mexico and collectively include around 200 musicians, dancers and auxiliary. Before every NMSU football game, fans await for Smoki the Wonder Dog, the University mascot and Border collie, to retrieve the kicking tee from the football field.
The weather varies depending on the time of year, so ensure you pack warm winter clothes and cool cotton clothes for the summer. Don’t forget to try some of the local restaurants offerings a wide variety of multi-cultural cuisine and take a trip to one of the various museums, (ranging from historical, cultural and even technological) and naturally beautiful sites found within the state.