While BCOM is a private and free-standing college, our unique partnership with NMSU allows students to enjoy the student life and campus community benefits that come with a major public university. Included in BCOM’s tuition and fees, students have access to many NMSU facilities and services such as athletic events, health resources, intramural sports, recreational facilities, and transportation. Using the BCOM/NMSU student ID, students may take advantage of the following resources on the NMSU campus:
BCOM students have access to all transportation services available to NMSU students.
Services currently include:
- Aggie Transit– free on campus bus service operates 7:00am-6:00pm weekdays, no ID or pass required
- Aggie U-Pass– present the Aggie U-Pass to board any City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER transit route free of charge. Aggie U-Pass is available at the Parking Office with BCOM ID.
- Crimson Cab late night taxi service– use your Pete’s Pass to obtain a free one-way ride home within the Las Cruces city limits between 9:00pm-5:00am every day. Crimson Cab is not available for rides to commercial locations. Pete’s Pass is available at the NMSU ID Card Office with BCOM ID.
- Crimson Coach– free shuttle bus travels a local fixed route on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm-2:00am present your BCOM ID or Pete’s Pass to board.
- Pete’s Pick-up– on campus safe escort service to car or housing, no ID or pass required.
- Aggie ParaTransit– service for qualifying students with temporary or permanent disability that provides transportation from point to point on campus.
For details of each service go to http://asnmsu.nmsu.edu/ and choose the Aggie Transportation drop down menu.
Corbett Center Student Union
Corbett Center Student Union (CCSU) provides space for students to study, dine, or socialize. The newly remodeled CCSU features multiple and late night eating options, access to Aggie Air and Ethernet ports, multi-media work stations in private study rooms, ATMs, post office, large lounge area with quad screen TV featuring sporting events and watch parties, relaxation space where students can request video games for large screen TV’s, Pete’s Place computer lab with print stations, exercise facility, game room featuring pool, ping pong and air hockey tables. CCSU link: http://ccsu.nmsu.edu/ and newly remodeled floorplan link: http://ccsu.nmsu.edu/renovation/
The Activity Center services listed below are free to BCOM students with BCOM ID.
- Open seven days a week, except when the University is closed for holidays and breaks, the 100,000 sq. ft. James B. Delamater Activity Center houses Recreational Sports, which includes intramural sports, outdoor recreation, Aquatic Center, and the Wellness Program
- Intramural sports offer competitive and fun individual, dual and team sports, such as flag football, table tennis, badminton, kickball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, disc golf, racquetball, grass volleyball, dodgeball, softball and golf. Teams compete against each other within the NMSU community. Divisions include men’s, women’s, co-recreational and open.
- The Outdoor Recreation program provides dynamic facilities and programs to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community. The program offers opportunities to meet new people, see new places and have new and diverse experiences. They encourage you to explore the world around you and learn about yourself, others, and your environment. Please join them in one of their adventures or for assistance with planning and outfitting yours.
- The Wellness Program offers a wide variety of structured fitness activities to meet your personal goals. Their instructors are prepared to inspire and motivate you to change and/or continue healthy fitness-related behaviors.
Natatorium (Aquatic Center)
The NMSU Aquatic Center contains a 25-yard indoor pool and an Olympic-size outdoor pool. Both pools are heated and are open all year round. Come swim laps or go off the 1 meter or 3 meter diving boards during our recreation time. Access to the natatorium (aquatic center) is free with BCOM ID.
The Aggie Tennis Center is not only the home of the 2015 WAC Champion Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams, but it is one of the top facilities in the Southwest. The Center accommodates the students of NMSU, its members, and is the premiere site of all of the sanctioned tennis events in Las Cruces. The Center’s 12 lighted courts easily handle the multitude of events and tennis functions that call ATC home. Tournaments leagues, socials, instruction, and team competition make tennis fun. BCOM student membership is free with BCOM ID.
Campus Health Center
The Campus Health Center is a nationally accredited outpatient ambulatory health care center offering services in acute medical care, mental health, women’s health, immunizations, and health education.
BCOM students have no charge for a routine office visit. The student health fee does not cover ancillary charges for services such as X-ray, Pharmacy, Laboratory and Procedures. These charges are assessed when you check out from the facility. If you have questions about your diagnostic test and procedure or charges, please consult with a CHC provider or nursing staff member.
When calling for an appointment, please be specific about your needs so we may schedule you with the most appropriate healthcare provider. For more information, call the CHD at 575-646-1512
- Acute medical care services are available be appointment or walk-in, M-F 7:30am-4:30pm. The CHC is closed for university holidays and breaks.
- Pharmaceutical services are available
- Mental Health Services are provided by the Campus Health Center. The CHC has a nurse practitioner on staff specializing in mental health treatment. Appointments are required for mental health services along with a $35 office visit fee. The CHS offers the following services:
- Mental health evaluations
- Prescribing of medications and medication management
- Comprehensive treatment planning
- Coordination of care/consultation with other professionals
- The Campus Health Center provides Women’s Health services, offered by physicians and nurse practitioners certified in women’s or family healthcare. Appointments are required for routine exams. Women’s health services include:
- Routine annual women’s health exams including:
- Pelvic exam
- Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer as appropriate
- Clinical breast exam and breast self-exam instruction
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening as appropriate and upon request
- Birth control (contraception and management
- Contraception advice and prescriptions
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment
- HIV testing
- Care for menstrual concerns (cramps, irregular bleeding, PMS, and other related problems)
- Pregnancy testing and referrals
- IUD removal and diaphragm fitting
- Evaluation and treatment for other common women’s health issues such as:
- Vaginal infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Emergency contraception
Immunizations and Travel
- Depending on destination, certain vaccinations/immunizations prior to travel may be needed. Campus Health Center staff are educated in vaccine preventable diseases and travel immunizations and medications.
- Adult immunizations are available at the campus health center. Call for vaccine and office visit pricing
Admittance, with BCOM ID card, into all athletic games free of charge with seating in student section as applicable.
University Golf Course
Access to the golf course at the NMSU student rate, with BCOM ID card. Student discounts are offered for both daily and monthly rates. The New Mexico State University Golf Course opened in 1963 and is located on the beautiful campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The championship, 18-hole golf course is open to the public year round for your golfing enjoyment. It is home to the NMSU Aggie Golf Team and PGA Professional Golf Management Program. For more information: http://www.nmsugolf.com/
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) department provides Internet, hardware, and software services and support to the NMSU community. See a list of services BCOM students are eligible for below.
- University information and technology labs. Much have BCOM ID as well as NMSU username and password. See the website for locations, hours and lab software: http://gueststudent.nmsu.edu/computer-lab/ Account creation information is located at https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/
- Printing services. Printing access is available on campus for a cost per copy. Pease see website for locations and pricing: https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/aggie-print/ currently, students receive $20 in printing credit per semester (subject to change) and have the ability to add more funds to their account for additional printing needs.
- Wireless Internet. Access to University wireless information technology systems while on University’s primary campus. Please see the website for instructions to connect your wireless device. http://gueststudent.nmsu.edu/connectd-your-device/
Student Resource Services
There are a variety of student community and resource services, such as childcare, food assistance, and LGBT+ programs available at NMSU.
- Community discounts offered to NMSU students with Pete’s Pass. http://asnmsu.nmsu.edu/files/2014/08/ASNMSU-Discounts-Option-2.png
- LGBT+ Programs. New Mexico State University is now a 4.5-star college on the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index. LGBT+ provides support for students and promotes campus and community awareness on topics including gay, transgender, asexual, pansexual, bi-sexual, and other LGBTQ topics. LGBT+ is located in Garcia Annex, room 235. Come by and utilize our computer lab (with refrigerator and microwave), and LGBT themed library. We are a terrific place to make new friends, learn about the university, and do homework!
- Children’s Village. The Children’s Village is a laboratory school that offers early childcare as well as education programs for students. Faculty, staff, and community families and children, six weeks to five years of age. Through a variety of program options for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, families have choices to meet the childcare and educational needs of their young children. Tuition is based on childcare program and household income.
- The Aggie Cupboard is a free and private service that distributes nonperishable food to Las Cruces and DACC students, staff and faculty in need of emergency assistance. Food is distributed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00pm in Garcia Annex, Room 132. Only a current NMSU Id is necessary to receive the service.
- The mission of Social Work Services is to educate and guide NMSU students on how to meet their basic human needs and overcome barriers or concerns impacting academic success. We educate the campus community on university and community resources available to assist with concerns such as food, health care, legal, shelter and finances. Our goal is for all students to have their basic needs met and be fully able to pursue their educational goals. We do this by working with students one-on-one, providing emergency food assistance from the Aggie Cupboard, conducting workshops and presentations on relevant topics, and through outreach efforts across campus. Services are free and confidential. Come to Room 100 of Garcia Annex to make an appointment.
- Relaxation Room is located in Branson Library, room 127. The Relaxation Room offers a range of free services including a massage chair and biofeedback. These mind-body medicine devices use feedback from your body to help you learn to control certain involuntary body responses, such as heart rate and blood pressure. See website for currently hours of operation: http://counselingcenter.nmsu.edu/relaxation-room/
- Student Family Resource Center serves students and families with educational programming, parenting classes, marriage/family therapy, nutrition education, child literacy programs, toddler/preschool/after school programs child/adult tutoring, fun family activities, support/referral services, group counseling.
- Emergency Notifications
BCOM students will be entered into University’s Emergency Notification System database in order to receive emergency notifications disseminated by University
- Library Services
BCOM Students shall be provided the ability to access, utilize and check out materials from the NMSU Library consistent with an on the same basis as community members, and subject to the same terms and conditions, as those may be set forth in University policy and amended or modified from time to time.