NMMI’s Commandant of Cadets, COL Thomas Tate, USA (Retired), exercises command, supervision and mentorship over the Corps of Cadets and the Commandant’s Staff. The Commandant’s responsibilities are to:

  • Provide for the safety, security, health and welfare, physical readiness, accountability, mentorship, leader development and discipline of the Corps of Cadets;
  • Maintain a positive leadership environment in which each cadet can achieve academic excellence and physical readiness while living the Cadet Honor Code;
  • Oversee daily operations and activities, and cadet services and support.

Parent Package Documents

New Cadet Information

Online Parent/Cadet Signature Pack – Required for all Cadets

Parent/Cadet Signature Pack – Required for all Cadets (Printable Version)

Roswell Symphony Orchestra Cake Order Form

SOS Order Form

Privacy Act Form

Parent’s Page

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Important Dates AY 2022-2023

22 July 2022 Fall Cadre Arrives
28-29 July Bronco Football, Colt Football, Academy Preps Arrive (Volleyball – 31 July through 1 August)
31 July New International Cadets Arrive
1-2 Aug International Orientation
3 Aug Junior College New Cadet & International Cadet Matriculation / Parent Orientation
4 Aug High School New Cadet & Break In Service Cadet Matriculation
8-9 Aug Old Cadets Report
11 Aug Fall First Day of Classes
14 Aug Spring RAT Yearling Ceremony
3 Sept Fall 2022 RAT Cresting Ceremony/Family Weekend
5 Sept Labor Day – No Classes
26-30 Sept Midterm Exams
3 Oct Fair Day – No Classes
8 Oct Fall RAT Intermediate Ceremony
20-22 Oct Homecoming
11 Nov Veteran’s Day – No Classes
18-22 Nov Final Exams
23 Nov Fall Commencement
24-27 Nov Thanksgiving – Campus Closed
28 Nov – 7 Jan Winter Break – Campus Closed
3 Jan 2023 Spring Cadre Report
5 Jan Spring Matriculation
6-10 Jan Spring RAT Training
7-8 Jan Cadets Return
11 Jan Spring First Day of Classes
16 Jan Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No Classes
11 Feb Spring RAT Cresting Ceremony
20 Feb President’s Day – No Classes
6-10 Mar Midterm Exams
11 Mar Spring RAT Intermediate Ceremony
18-26 Mar Spring Break – Campus Closed
7-10 Apr Good Friday/Easter Monday – No Classes
6-10 May Final Exams
13 May Commencement

The Following are scheduled Holiday breaks for AY 2022-2023

*All Dates/Times Subject to Change – Always check with your cadet’s TLA or SLA.

Thanksgiving/Christmas/Winter Break:
Final exams start 18 Nov. and end 22 Nov. Cadets can leave as early as their last final is finished. Check with your cadet as finals are dependent on their individual schedule.  Cadets MUST depart campus no later than 12:00 PM on 23 November, no exceptions.

 *If cadets need to register for classes, attend to uniform issues, or get haircuts, they may return as early as 7 January 2023

(Spring cadre must return 3 Jan 2023)

Spring Break:

The earliest cadets can leave is after classes 17 March 2023, and no later than 18 March at 10:00AM.

Cadets can return no later than 5:00 PM, 26 March 2023.

  • Barracks will re-open at 1700 Saturday – one day prior to the required return date for Winter and Spring Break.


King’s Highway Charters & Tours will provide holiday airport transportation for Winter and Spring break.

During the holiday breaks cadets are not permitted to remain in the barracks since there are no services (barracks supervision, medical support, or food services). To purchase a bus ticket or for more information, please contact King’s Highway Charters & Tours at (806) 863-3867 or https://travelkingshighway.com/payments/  Please note NMMI does not manage holiday transportation. The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell. NMMI is not responsible for airline requirements for traveling minors – all paperwork should be completed in advance.

  • New Mexico Military Institute provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque. However, we do not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals. All buses depart from Bates Dining Facility and arrive at the airport departure areas.  There are no scheduled stops for the bus or shuttle to Roswell or Albuquerque airports.
  • Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation. The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free.