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New semester kicks off

Thousands of NMSU students, new and old alike, flooded the Las Cruces campus this morning on the first official day of the fall 2018 semester.

The annual Crimson Kickoff accompanies the beginning of the semester. Crimson Kickoff is a series of events that takes place throughout the first month of the semester. Tonight is the Aggie Welcome Carnival from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage.

While college enrollment nationally has been trending downward in recent years, NMSU’s first-time freshman enrollment showed an uptick of over 10 percent last fall. NMSU’s newest enrollment reports for fall 2018 will likely be released next month.

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