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Student Family Housing

UNM Student Family Housing (SFH) is designed for UNM students with spouses, domestic partners or families, and if space permits, single UNM Graduate or Upperclassmen.  The SFH Complex consists of 200 apartments located in the 900 block of Buena Vista SE, a 12 acre site just a three-minute drive south of main campus.

  • Fenced complex with controlled-access gate.
  • Utilities Included: electricity, gas, water, satellite TV, high speed internet, laundry and trash collection are provided as a courtesy.
  • Window treatments (vertical blinds) on all windows and sliding glass doors.
  • Paved off-street parking.
  • Community playground and outdoor recreation areas (including basketball court and sand volleyball court).
  • Free heating in the cool season and air-conditioning in the summer months. Apartments are individually controlled.
  • 24-hour laundry facilities with high efficiency washers and dryers located in each cluster.
  • On site management staff and Community Resident Assistants.
  • Social and educational events for residents and families.
  • Several apartments are handicap accessible.
  • Schools, churches, and shopping. (Lowell Elementary School, Wilson Middle School, and Albuquerque High School)
  • Heights Community Center
  • University Arena “The Pit”
  • University Stadium.
  • Isotopes Field (Albuquerque’s Triple A Minor League baseball team)
  • Main shuttle lot for free transportation to and from campus

In order to qualify applicants must be registered UNM student(s) in a degree granting program (which includes, undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students). One student per household is considered the license agreement holder and as such is responsible for maintaining the terms of the license agreement.

Eligible Occupants

Approved Family Kinship Groups:

  • Married couples with/without children
  • Single parents with children
  • UNM Approved Domestic Partners with/without children

When space available:

  • Single Graduate students
  • Same gendered UNM Graduate roommates (2 roommates per 2 bedroom apartment only)
  • Approved exceptions by Director or Residence Life and Student Housing or designee

SFH Licensees must list all family members and approved roommate(s) names on SFH Data Sheets provided during License Agreement signing. Only one Licensee can be designated per apartment and as such is the responsible party. SFH Licensees with approved roommates are legally bound to pay rent and are solely responsible for collecting rent from their approved roommate(s). Approved roommates can include family members and/or other UNM Students.

Students Seeking Domestic Partnerships please see the Dean of Students website or call 505-277-3361 for more information
For further questions regarding eligibility for Student Family Housing contact the SFH Office at 505-277-4265 or via e-mail at



The Student Family Housing Complex is an access controlled and gated community. We have a student safety staff that patrols in the evenings, the patrol presence of UNM Police Department staff and the admin office is open Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm. During the evenings and weekends, there is a Community Resident Advisor on duty and available.



Within the controlled-access gated complex, free parking is available for residents and their visitors. Residents are assigned parking permits via the SFH Office. Residents are limited to two vehicles at SFH.



SFH residents may remain in Student Family Housing during the summer without taking summer classes, provided they are enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours for the fall semester. Residents will be asked to file a Summer Extension request in late spring.

Apartment Floor Plans & Rates

SFH has four separate and distinctive layouts. Each apartment has a full kitchen, living/dining area and vertical blinds on all windows and sliding glass doors. All apartments are unfurnished. The 2014-2015 monthly rates are as listed, and these rates include all utilities (electricity, heating, cooling, water and gas), satellite television signal, high speed UNM Internet Connection and free washer/dryer use in laundry rooms. 

One Bedroom
Two Bedroom
Two Bedroom
Three Bedroom

SFH Staff & Contacts

Have Questions or Need more Information?

We want Current and prospective residents to have a great experience living with us at Student Family Housing to aide with this we have several staff on site to help answer questions and provide information about our housing facility.

Please contact us by phone, via e-mail or come by our main office location:
961 Buena Vista Dr. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

SFH Administrative Staff

Denise Mitchell, Area Coordinator- Student Family Housing

SFH Maintenance Staff

Carlos Sanchez, SFH Lead Facilities Technician
Dennis Webert, SFH Facilities Technician

Student Administrative Staff 2015-2016

  • Vanessa Vicenti, Admin. Assistant
  • SFH Student Community Resident Advisor Staff 2015-2016
  • Kyle Lacy, Community Resident Advisor ABC Quad
  • Rachel King, Community Resident Advisor DEF Quad
  • Christopher DeGraw, Community Resident Advisor GHJ Quad
  • Jesse Preciado, Community Resident Advisor KLM Quad

After 5pm-8am M-F and weekends, residents should contact the CRA on Duty at (505) 903-4351 for emergencies

Student Security Staff are available M-F 5pm to 8am and all day on weekends they can be reached at: 505-225-0699

Events & Activities

As a vital part of the University of New Mexico and the Residence Life and Student Housing Department, we are committed to making Student Family Housing vibrant, community-based place to live with fun educational and social activities and programming to meet the needs of a wide variety of residents. Some of the events/programs we have provided include….

  • Science & Engineering nights
  • Family Study Night
  • Zoo to You
  • Ditch the Ditches Water Safety Program
  • New Mexico Natural History & Science Museum Free entry promotion
  • Isotopes Baseball Games
  • Lobo sporting events
  • Free ticket giveaways
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Holiday & Seasonal Events
  • Bowling
  • SFH Goes to the Movies
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Scholarship Announcements
  • Tax preparation information
  • More programming to Come Spring 2016…

We encourage all residents to participate in any event and or programming opportunities available.

SFH Community Residents with event or activity ideas are encouraged to contact the Community Resident Advisor staff! We would love to know what you are interested in! Event/ programming Volunteers are also welcome!