News / Announcements
January 20, 2021
Room Change Spring 2021
The Spring comes with opportunities for change, and for some of us, a room change is just what the doctor ordered.
Room change application is opening on 1/25/21 at 1pm and will close 2/1/21 at 5pm. You will receive notification on your room change status by 2/3/21. Then moves will begin 2/4/21 at 1pm.
To apply to change rooms, simply click here to visit your dashboard.
January 11, 2021
Check-in For Spring 2021 Moved To SRC Commons
Due to the cold tempurature, Resident Check-In has been moved inside to the SRC Commons (across from La Posada). Residents are advised to dress warmly. We look forward to seeing you here!
January 7, 2021
Spring Move-in 2021
This spring, the move-in process has been designed to limit the number of people in each space and hopefully reduce interactions between residents, and to do our best to separate out-of-state students from in-state students. Students will need to arrive, check-in, and move-in to their assigned space during their selected time block.
We will have two time-blocks during the move-in days allocated (which are outlined below): 9A-1P, 1P- 5P. We will be allowing a maximum of 10% of the building occupancy to move-in during each timeslot.
Out-of-State students will need to select a timeslot between Monday, January 11 and Wednesday, January 13. We are asking out-of-state students to return early enough that they can immediately begin their self-monitoring period within the residence halls.
In-State students will need to select a timeslot between Thursday, January 14 and Sunday, January 17. We are asking in-state students to wait to move into campus to give a window of time between the arrival of out-of-state and in-state students to reduce the risk of virus transmission.
The move-in sign-up is currently available for students to begin selecting a move-in. Students will be able to select via their housing dashboard, which is accessible here: https://unmresidence.symplicity.com. Students will receive notice back confirming or denying their requested selection time. Students who are denied will be instructed to reselect a time with additional instructions to aid their selection.
Students must select a move-in time no later than 5:00PM on Friday, January 8, 2021. Students who do not select a move-in time will be assigned a time from the remaining available timeslots, and they will be notified of their assigned check-in time on Monday, January 11, 2020.
For more information pertaining to our updated COVID Expectations for Spring 2021, CLICK HERE.
January 6, 2021
Join our team! Apply to be an Ambassador now!
Ambassadors introduce incoming students and their families to the experience of living on campus, showcasing our communities and the living on campus experience. This applies preferably to residents living on UNM's campus. The application can be found at jobs.unm.edu under req14426
Click here to apply!
November 18, 2020
Winter Intercession Housing — Trad Hall residents may Click to Apply Now!
RLSH Traditional Halls close for Winter Break on December 12. Any resident of RLSH Traditional Halls who wishes to stay on campus during Winter Break must apply for Winter Intercession Housing by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This applies only to residents of Alvarado, Coronado, DeVargas, Hokona, Laguna, and Santa Clara. The application is found on your RLSH dashboard. Winter Intercession housing dates are Dec 12 – Jan 16. A charge of $459 will be posted to your Bursar account for this housing option. For more information, such as moving dates, communications or cancellations, click here.
Note: This does not apply to RLSH apartment residents on main campus or Lobo Rainforest, nor to Casas del Rio or Lobo Village residents.
November 13, 2020
Planning To Stay After Thanksgiving Break?
Residents in non-apartment halls who plan to stay until after finals and then return for Spring Semester (Coronado, Alvarado, Santa Clara, Laguna, DeVargas and Hokona):
When residents leave for winter recess, all belongings must be packed in a speed-pak or be taken with them. If the COVID situation changes, only belongings left in the speed-pak will be shipped to residents.
Note: Residents in non-apartment halls but need to stay on campus for the winter recess (December 12-January 13) must sign up for Winter Recess Housing and will be assigned a temporary space in apartment style housing for an additional charge.
Residents in apartment style halls who are living in UNM housing through spring semester (SRC, RVA, and Lobo Rainforest):
While the apartment style housing agreement provides housing through the winter recess and into the spring semester, residents should be aware that resources on campus will be limited. Residents leaving for the recess are advised to pack their belongings in a speed pack so that if the Covid situation changes, belongings can be shipped.
November 13, 2020
Mid-year Contract Releases due Friday 5pm
Residents Not Living on Campus for the Spring Semester:
Residents living in UNM Housing for the fall but are moving out for the spring semester must complete a contract release by no later than Friday November 13th (the end of the 13th week of class of the fall semester) to have the contract release fee waived. Contract releases received after Friday, November 13th will include the $100 contract release fee.
Please note: Apartment residents who terminate their contracts between December and January may be subject to additional charges.
We understand that even short-term plans have been subject to unexpected and immediate changes, and want to commend you on your resilience during these trying times. For additional information, please refer to your 2020/2021 License Agreement or contact us email@example.com.
November 13, 2020
Planning To Leave For Thanksgiving Break?
As we prepare for a well-deserved break, we wanted to take a moment to reiterate some of the processes and protocols we have to make your transition from our campus community as safe, streamlined, and understandable as possible.
The information contained below and within the attached document applies to Residents living with Residence Life and Student Housing on main campus and Lobo Rainforest. Residents who live in either Casas del Rio or Lobo Village should follow ACC instructions for leaving campus for the holiday or recess.
Beginning November 2nd, residents may pick up their speed-pak box at their community’s desk (SRC, East, West, and Rainforest during desk hours).
Residents who plan to leave during Thanksgiving Break:
Residents who depart for the fall semester at Thanksgiving break through November 30th will be permitted to leave belongings in their rooms only if all items are packed into a ‘speed-pak’ box provided by RLSH. All property belonging to the resident must either fit into the speed-pak or be taken with the resident when they leave. Residents with questions or concerns should reach out to their hall coordinator.
Residents who follow all of the prescribed processs below will be eligible for a 10% credit on their Fall housing charge:
- The student packs their rooms as detailed above.
- The student returns their keys and completes and express check-out form at their area desk or SRC Desk no later than 8AM on Monday, November 30, 2020.
- Return to campus housing for Spring check-in and enroll for at least 6 credits in the spring semester.
- Credit will be posted to bursar’s accounts after Spring drop/add.
September 8, 2020
Room Changes For Fall 2020
Now that many us are starting to settle in, it may be clear that a room change might be the best way to make this Fall semester just a bit more comfortable.
That said, here's some information that may be useful if you're thinking a move is in order.
The change request form will be placed onto your housing dashboard and will go live on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9:00 am. The change request form is due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020
Room change requests
Students will receive notification about the status of their change request by Monday, September 14, 2020. The physical moves for approved room changes will happen beginning at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and must be completed by 8:00 am on Friday, September 18, 2020.
All residents who have been granted a room change must complete their move if you change your mind and would like to withdraw your request for a move must do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 13th at 11:59pm.
August 6, 2020
We are looking forward to your arrival on campus. Please review the Move-In Guide Map below, to see where your first stop will be at during your date and time for move-in.
August 6, 2020
Move In Fall 2020
We are so glad you will be joining us this fall! Our move-in process is different this year, so if you are a returning resident, please read this carefully.
Check in is by appointment only. Check your UNM email for confirmation of your selected check-in block. If you did not select a date and time before August 6, then you have been assigned one.
All residents will check in via a drive-up process located in the R parking lot at the corner of Girard and Central. Please review the map below. Residents will enter campus from Central, then proceed east on Redondo Drive to the parking lot entrance. You will stop at several stations, which include:
1 - Lobocard - pick up your UNM ID (LoboCard) if you are a new student.
2 - UNM Housing - pick up your room keys, mailbox key and your Welcome to UNM Housing kit.
3 - Parking (PATS) - Pick up your UNM Parking Permit, if you have purchased one. And get your free ABQ Ride (Albuquerque bus system) sticker for your LoboCard, too!
4 - Unload - After leaving the Parking station, you will be given directions to your residence hall to unload. Please remember you may have only one move-in helper with you at a time in the halls, and both you and your helper must wear a mask at all times.
Lobo Rainforest Residents - you will check in on main campus using the same drive-up process.
Lobocards - Your UNM ID / LoboCard serves as your access control for living in UNM Housing, and for accessing your meal plan. If you are new to UNM, please be sure you have uploaded your photo to LoboCard, so they can have your ID printed and ready for pickup. Returning UNM students who have lost their card, or do not have the new card with the imbedded proximity chip will need to contact LoboCard to arrange a replacement.
If you have questions, please contact us at 505-277-2606 or email@example.com
August 1, 2020
August 1 Updates to the Charge Schedule for Fall 2020 Cancellations, No Shows and Contract Releases
Effective August 1 through September 5, Residence Life & Student Housing has updated the Charge Schedule for Cancellations, No Shows and Contract Releases, to provide relief to students who consider COVID-19 concerns, and elect to not live in UNM Housing. This relief applies to actions completed by September 5. For more information, please read the specific requirements and process details at living-on-campus/contract-cancellation
July 17, 2020
Release of Fall 2020 Detailed Housing Overview and Re-Entry Plan
Today, via UNM email, all students who have been assigned a room with RLSH on main campus or at LoboRainforest have received the mid-July communication that has been referred to many times throughout the summer in our previous emails—and contains some important and new information about a) move-in procedures, b) the option to limit interactions and self-monitor for fourteen (14) days in one of our UNM communities, and c) much more about living on campus.
UNM has continued to engage in careful and comprehensive planning in recent weeks as we prepare to reopen our campus and begin the new academic year. Our planning is guided by two fundamental priorities: promoting the health and safety of our entire campus community and ensuring an excellent academic experience for you.
Please refer to your email with the subject line: "UNM Student Housing: Detailed Fall Overview", and please refer to the following links/documents which were attached and contain all the shared information:
June 8, 2020NEW COVID-19 Safety Measures for Fall 2020 - One Resident per room Trad/Suites; Four Residents per Apartment
Impact on Housing Spaces -- Fall WAITLIST and Exception Requests
The University is developing COVID-19 safety and health guidelines to protect you and other Lobos this fall. To make the recommended social distancing possible in the living environment, we will be assigning only one resident per room in traditional and suite style residence halls, and a maximum of four residents per apartment. Taking these measures to protect student health means that we will have less housing available than usual.
We will first give priority for on-campus housing to first-year students, followed by students who completed the Priority Renewal Registration. Any student who doesn't’t meet these criteria will be placed on a waitlist. Once you submit your 2020-2021 housing contract, and it is approved, you will get more information from us via email which will outline more about your status in our assignment process.For additional information regarding the process, waitlist and Exception Requests, see UNM Housing Coronavirus Information page. The deadline for submitting Exception Requests is Sunday June 21, 2020 at 11:59PM.
June 8, 2020
2020-2021 Cancellation Date Extended to June 28 - NEW DEADLINE
UNM Housing has extended the deadline to cancel housing, with $0 cancellation fee, to June 28 by 11:59PM.
To see the updated cancellation deadlines and related charge, find more information here.
May 22, 2020Welcome NSO students and families! Please visit our information for Prospective Students, Parents and about Residence Halls. Interested in a zoom tour? To join one of our scheduled Zoom tours Mondays through Saturdays at 12:00p.m., 4:00p.m., or 7:00p.m. MST or to set up an appointment for an individual tour, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15, 2020
Freshman Residency Requirement Waived for 2020-2021 Freshmen
UNM has waived the Freshman Residency Requirement for first-time, first-year students to live on campus for Academic Year 2020-2021; freshmen will not be required to live on campus for the upcoming year. Freshman are encouraged to make the best housing decisions for their well-being. Housing will be available to Freshman for Fall 2020, and we welcome each freshman to choose UNM Housing for Fall 2020. Find out more here.
April 3, 2020
Priority Housing Registration Extended!
The UNM Housing Priority Registration deadline for Fall 2020 has been extended to June 7. When you register by the Extended Priority deadline, you receive priority consideration for your preferred residence hall, and are able to participate in roommate selection and room selection. You will even receive your housing assignment by June 24! Head to your Residence Dashboard to register now!