Student Veteran Housing

New Mexico State University is one of the first in the nation to offer on-campus housing specifically designated for student veterans and their families transitioning out of the military and into student life.  The Department of Housing & Residential Life has worked in conjunction with the Student Veterans Organization of NMSU to offer affordable housing on campus to student veterans attending the university.  PDF form: Student Veteran Housing

NOTE: First-time, full-time undergraduate students admitted to the Las Cruces campus will be required to live in a university-operated residence hall for the first academic year, or two semesters.  For more information or would like to request an exemption, please visit our First-Year Student Residency Requirement page.


Tom Fort and Sutherland Villages flourish with activity as children play in front yards and neighbors barbecue together.  These unfurnished, single-family, one story homes, feature large fenced-in yards where approved pets are welcome.  The Tom Fort and Sutherland Villages are $695 per month.  Rate include all utilities, cable TV and high-speed Internet.

Tom Fort and Sutherland Villages are available for student military/veterans.  Located approximately half a mile from the heart of campus, these homes are walking distance from the DACC campus, the library, Activity Center, and Natatorium.  The Aggie Express is only steps away and features a full-service convenience store, laundry facilities, a computer lab and workout room.


The Community Center & Aggie Express are located on the corner of Williams Avenue and Standley Drive, next to the Vista del Monte Apartment complex, and feature a full service convenience store, laundry facilities, computer lab and fitness center.


Interested students need to apply with Housing & Residential Life.  The Housing & Residential Life Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8pm-5pm.  A military/veteran status identification and picture ID are also required at the time of application.

Housing & Residential Life
Corbett Center Student Union, Room 230
Phone: (575) 646-3202
Fax: (575) 646-7811