Live With Us

Earn a Higher GPA

Students credit their higher GPA’s to a sense of community, class connection and the shared experience with other students living and attending classes on campus. Living around other students keeps residents more focused and motivates them to study more.

Benefits of living in a UNM Residence Hall:

  • Become a member of an active, supportive community
  • Participate in community activities, programs, and organizations
  • Experience personal growth with opportunities to gain independence and display leadership
  • Earn a higher grade point average
  • Graduate faster
  • Transition more easily into college life
  • Make friends who share similar interests as you
  • Meet students with a diversity of life experiences
  • Enjoy a more convenient and less expensive living style
  • Learn principles of civility among roommates and neighbors

Another way that students can benefit from living on campus is to participate in a UNM/RLSH-sponsored Living Learning Community. The Living Learning Program includes 10 Living Learning Communities and offer students the opportunity to learn and grow within a specialized community that focuses on a particular area of interest or study.

*Benefits of living on campus are determined by an annual satisfaction survey. Results of the 2011 Residence Life and Student Housing satisfaction survey indicate that a significant majority of residents experienced the above benefits of living in the Residence Life and Student Housing residence halls.

Free Services & Amenities

Students living in the University residence halls have access to the following services and amenities at no additional charge:

  • Free (coinless) laundry facilities in every residence hall
  • Free mailbox service located in SRC Commons
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Free programs and activities
  • Free utilities
  • Free use of fully equipped kitchens, with ovens, stoves, and microwaves available in every hall
  • Free campus shuttles
  • Free bus service anywhere in Albuquerque on ABQ Ride

24 Hour Services

Several of the free services and amenities listed  are available 24-hours, every day of the week (including holidays). This includes the following:

  • 24 hour laundry facilities in each residence hall
  • SRC 24-Hour Customer Service Desk, located in the SRC Commons
  • 24 Hour Safety Staff
  • Safety Escort service for the residence halls and resident parking areas
  • Emergency maintenance/custodial staff
  • Camera surveillance on building exteriors

Recreational Areas


In addition to the free services and amenities listed above, residents have access to three recreational areas where students can hang out, play games and more. These areas include the Cellar in Hokona Hall and The RVA Hut.

The Hokona Cellar hosts several pool tables, in addition to video and gaming accessories. The Cellar AV system includes the following: blue ray disc players, HD projectors, cable, and stereo surround speakers.

Nearby Amenities

Our residence halls are conveniently located near amenities both on and off campus. The following services and amenities are within a 10-minute walk of all the residence halls:

  • La Posada Dining Hall
  • Johnson Gym and Field, Seidler Natatorium
  • Student Union Building, with an art studio, coffee shop, restaurants, cafes and more
  • UNM Bookstore
  • KIVA Lecture Hall
  • Multiple on-campus libraries
  • Popejoy Hall
  • US Post Office
  • Nob Hill/Central Avenue shopping and restaurants