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Our Community

The University of the Southwest is located in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Hobbs, New Mexico, nestled in Lea County, is a vibrant community that exudes a unique blend of small-town charm and modern opportunities. Known as the "Oil Capital of New Mexico," Hobbs is situated in the heart of the state's booming energy sector, contributing significantly to the local economy. Its rich history in oil and gas has fostered a resilient and enterprising spirit among its residents.

 

Beyond its industrial prowess, Hobbs offers a welcoming atmosphere and a strong sense of community. The city boasts excellent educational facilities, including the newly constructed Career and Technical Education Center of Hobbs (CTECH), nurturing a culture of learning and growth.

 

With a variety of recreational amenities, such as parks, golf courses, sports complexes, and the Center Of Recreational Excellence (CORE), Hobbs provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities and leisurely pursuits. The community's commitment to the arts is evident through the Lea County Event Center, hosting diverse cultural events and performances throughout the year. Hobbs, New Mexico, epitomizes the perfect balance between progress and heritage, making it an attractive place to live, work, and thrive.

For more information, visit these links:

City of Hobbs

Hobbs Chamber of Commerce

Hobbs Events

Our Facilities

 

Academics

 

University of the Southwest (USW) houses three academic colleges across three campus facilities:

  • The Kenneth J. Fadke Arts and Sciences Building (FAS), completed in 2000, is home to the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • The Mabee Teaching and Learning Center (MTL), completed in 2002, houses the College of Education.

  • The Joan Tucker Business Building (TBB) was constructed in 1969 to become the hub for USW’s College of Business.

 

Athletics

 

University of the Southwest (USW) has five on-campus facilities for operations and performance that support 11 athletic teams:

  • Thelma Linam Webber Hall houses all athletics administration and operations, including the Vice President of Campus Facilities & Athletics.

  • The Jack & Mabel Maddox Student Life Center (SLC) is the newest building on campus. The 30,000+ square foot building is the home of USW Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Volleyball. The SLC also supports all USW athletics with the Mustangs Sports Performance Center, a 3,500 square foot strength and conditioning facility. Another section of the building is devoted to a prayer room for students, staff, faculty, and on-campus patrons.

  • Jake Williams Field (“The Jake”) is the home of USW Baseball. The Jake, which is known for its meticulous groundskeeping, is accompanied by an indoor practice facility on its northwest side.

  • Bob Moran Field is home to USW Men’s and Women’s Soccer. The facility has received recent upgrades to support both teams and their fans.

  • While USW Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, and Softball currently compete off-campus, all three teams have indoor practice facilities at the Mabee Recreation Center.

 

Administration

 

The various administrative departments at University of the Southwest (USW) are housed across three buildings on campus:

  • The J.L. Burke Administration Building houses three members of the university’s executive cabinet, including the President, the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, and the Vice President of Instruction & Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer. The building is also home to the Financial Aid Office, the Business Office, and the Office of the Registrar.

  • The USW departments for Marketing & Communications and Information Technology (IT) Services are housed in the Mabee Teaching and Learning Center (MTL).

  • The Kenneth J. Fadke Arts and Sciences Building (FAS) houses the undergraduate admissions, enrollment, and advising offices.

 

On-Campus Housing

 

On-campus housing at University of the Southwest (USW) includes five residence halls:

  • Jane Adams Hall, built in 1978, is an apartment-style residence hall. Each unit contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common area with a living room and kitchen.

  • Bob and Adele Daniels Hall, built in 1981, is another apartment-style residence hall with units of a similar layout to Jane Adams Hall.

  • Residence Hall West is a male-only, suite-style dormitory. Each suite has two single-occupancy rooms, two double-occupancy rooms, two bathrooms, and a common living area. Each suite houses six students, total. Each room is provided with wireless internet. The building also has a common area for entertainment and/or group studying, as well as a common-use kitchen. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available in the building for student use.

  • Residence Hall East is a female-only, suite-style dormitory with an identical layout to its male-only counterpart, Residence Hall West.

  • Residence Hall South is a co-ed, suite-style dormitory, with male and female students in separate wings. Each suite has one single-occupancy room, one double-occupancy room, one bathroom, and a common living area. Each suite houses three students, total. Each room is provided with wireless internet. The building also has a common area for entertainment and/or group studying, as well as a common-use kitchen. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available in the building for student use.

 

Student Life

  • The hub for student life at University of the Southwest (USW) is the Scarborough Memorial Activity Center (SMAC). SMAC provides students with a gathering place for group study, activities, games, university workshops/events, and more. SMAC houses the Vice President of Campus Life & Student Affairs, Student Life staff, and Career Services.

  • Bill Daniels Campus Center, completed in 2001, is home to the only on-campus dining hall, and includes a shipping/receiving center for students, staff, and faculty.

  • Mabee Recreation Center is USW’s non-athletics recreation center. The building has a multipurpose gymnasium, fitness center, and is open to students, staff, and faculty for recreation after university business hours. The building was updated to its current condition and purpose as a part of the university’s new capital improvements plan in August of 2023.

 

Legacy Facilities

  • Mabee Southwest Heritage Center was constructed in 1976. The building includes an auditorium designed to comfortably seat 238 people, a seminar room, and a reception area. The theater is now used only for special events such as musical and dramatic productions, lecture series, multimedia presentations, and corporate training sessions.  

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