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Updated Assignment Practices due to COVID-19 for Fall 2020

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.

It is important that students who are now signing up for housing understand that with less space available, it is likely they will not be offered campus housing assignment for the fall. They will be placed on the waiting list and are encouraged to develop alternate plans for housing.

Please see important information about cancelling your housing registration while you are on the waiting list at 

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. 


UNM Housing Extended Priority Deadline

We have extended our Priority deadline for Fall 2020 registration to June 7. Register by 11:59PM on June 7 and receive

these benefits:

  • Consideration for your preferred residence hall
  • Participation in roommate matching that begins May 6 on a rolling basis
  • Participation in room selection that begins June 16
  • Receive your housing assignment by June 24
  • And be entered to win one of four $75 UNM Bookstore gift cards!


In order to qualify to live in our residence halls, you must be:

  • Admitted to UNM-Albuquerque main campus
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours during fall and spring semesters*
  • Show reasonable progress toward the pursuit of a degree

Getting Started

  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee will be charged to your student account at the time of registration.
  • There is no deadline for registering, however it is recommended that you register as early as possible to obtain your preferred hall or roommate. 
  • You will need your UNM Net ID and password in order to log into the residency dashboard.
  • Enter the Residence Dashboard to get started.

Housing Registration Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. Completing your registration process for housing is a binding agreement. So please understand the obligations, penalties and cancellation policies before you submit. Your terms and conditions, cancellations policies and costs will be provided during your registration process.


Yes. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.


Your registration fee will be conveniently billed directly to your student account. It is not necessary to pay it at the time of application.


We will contact you at a later date when your room selection period begins. Room selection is first-come, first-served. Please be sure to check your UNM email and your Residence Dashboard for those important dates!


Of Residence Life & Student Housing's total spaces, we have less than 200 single and deluxe single rooms available in our traditional halls and suites. These rooms are typically reserved for returning residents as well as ADA accessibility needs. Therefore, a very limited number of singles are available for freshmen. We encourage you to register as early as possible to select your room of choice. Our apartments in RVA and SRC are a great option, with the privacy of a single room and shared communal kitchen and living area.


Yes. You will be able to select your roommate at a later date after you register. We will provide you with information on when and how to select your roommate. Don't have a roommate? You will be able to identify one through the roommate selection process or we will place you with the best match indicated through a series of questions asked in your registration process.


You must have a Net ID prior to registering for housing. If you have been admitted to the University but have not yet set up a Net ID, please visit the IT Website prior to registering for your housing. Also visit the FAQ page for Net ID information.


Your registration can be reopened and placed in draft mode so that it is editable. However this will change your submissions and will impact your priority in the selection process, so please be careful when making your selections and be sure to review your registration before it is submitted. For specific questions or requests, please contact Not sure where you want to live yet? Explore our halls here or come for a tour!


Yes. You can save your registration as a draft and return to it later. But don't forget to finish to be considered for housing!


If you are applying for multiple locations (such as Lobo Rainforest and Main Campus), please contact our assignments division directly at


Visit our Freshman Residency page for more information on requirements and exceptions.


Some information in our Residence Dashboard (such as name, address, etc.) is received via the Registrar's Office. Visit the Demographic Self Service (DSS) Website to make changes to your information.


This application is only for UNM Residence Life & Student Housing and does not include our private partner properties. If you want to apply to live with Casas del Rio or Lobo Village, do not complete this application. Instead, visit Casas del Rio or Lobo Village to apply.

Applicants under 18

Students Under 18

Students registering for housing under 18 years of age are required to provide a parent or guardian's signature. If you are under 18, please download a Parent Guarantor Form.  After printing, submit the signed form by fax (505-277-4712), email or in person at the SRC Commons 24/7 Help Desk.

Meal Plans Required

Meal Plan Options

First year residents living in the on-campus residence halls are required to choose a meal plan. Meal plans for returning residents are optional. To view the meal plan options or change an already selected meal plan, go to the Lobo Card website or visit their office in the Student Union Building.

Early Contract Release

UNM Housing Options

Residence Life and Student Housing offers many options to meet your housing needs. From traditional rooms to apartments, our living styles are available to all students, including first year students. You may select up to three options on your housing registration. Learn more about our eight halls here or take a tour!