Department Visitors

General Directions

The New Mexico State University system includes five campuses. The Department of Geography is housed in Breland Hall on the Main Campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, southwestern New Mexico. Located conveniently at the intersection of two major interstates and one major Highway, Breland Hall (norhwest corner of Stewart St. and S. Locus St.) can be reached easily by car via I-25 from the north (e.g, Albuquerque), via I-10 from the west (e.g., Tucson) and south (e.g, El Paso), and via Highway 70 from the east (e.g., Alamogordo).

The closest airport is El Paso International Airport, which is located about 50 miles south of Las Cruces. The next closest airports are Albuquerque International Sunport and Tucson International Airport, which are about 225 miles north and 275 miles west of Las Cruces, respectively.


Visitors to NMSU’s Main Campus may take advantage of free parking and Aggie Transit shuttle service to commute around campus. Visitors wanting to park on campus are required to have a valid parking permit and observe parking rules, which are strictly enforced Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Contact NMSU Transportation and Parking Services for more information.

Campus Maps

An interactive map of building locations and bus routes on the Main Campus is available here. A static map of building and parking locations is available here.

Campus Tours

Formal campus tours can be arranged through the Aggie Ambassadors.

Location of the Department of Geography

The Department of Geography is located centrally on campus, in the west wing of Breland Hall.
Geographic Coordinates (WGS 1984): -106.748512°, 32.280819°
UTM Coordinates (Zone 13S, WGS 1984): 335338 mE, 3572905 mN

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Restaurants, Bars, and Cafés in Las Cruces and Mesilla

There are lots of restaurants, bars, cafés in Las Cruces and Mesilla, 50 of which are mapped in this static map and this interactive map.

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Attractions in Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico is an exciting region with many attractions, 33 of which are mapped in this static map and this interactive map.

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