Campus Life

Rhythm of the Dance performs an Irish Dance.

Irelands’ Rhythm of the Dance performs in Highlands’ Ilfeld Auditorium.

There’s more to college than classrooms and lecture halls. At Highlands University, we offer a number of entertaining events free to students. Our Arts @ HU series brings top-notch cultural events to campus, including music, comedy, dance, magic, theater, and more. Students have the opportunity to  participate in activities hosted in the Las Vegas and surrounding communities as well, like watching first-run movies, bowling, attending seasonal events, and going to museums. The fun doesn’t stop there. Dancing, food, and lots of other fun regularly takes place on campus.

Highlands students explore a mountain trail near campus.

Highlands students explore a mountain trail near campus.

What’s the best way to explore the amazing scenery around our campus? Our Outdoor Recreation Center! Students can borrow items like bikes and tents to explore our national forests, wildlife refuges and ski areas. The center even organizes ski trips and other outings.  If tearing down a singletrack isn’t on your list, there’s still a lot to do around campus, from exploring local communities to enjoying art in Taos or Santa Fe.

Smiling students in parade

Highlands’ Student Ambassadors show their school spirit during a homecoming parade.

New Mexico Highlands has more than 50 clubs and organizations where you can meet new friends who share your interests. Clubs represent unique interests that include educational, social, sports and religious. One of our club sports, the Vatos rugby team even won back-to-back National Small College Rugby championships.For a complete list of clubs, go to nmhu.edu/clubs

If leadership is your superpower, you can even run for office in the Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands University, the institution’s student government body. Elected student representatives serve the campus community in various ways, both formally and informally, and provide ideas and feedback to university administration that incorporate student perspectives.

 If you’re a first-time freshman, explore our exciting  First Year Experience Learning Communities