Summer, Winter and Interim Housing Options

Summer Session 2021 Click Here To Register Now! 

Taking a summer class? Need housing for the entire summer? You can live on campus! Our summer options are perfect for students taking courses over the summer, and even those who don't. Yes, even if you don’t plan to take classes this summer but have registered for a fall housing contract, you can live on campus. We offer apartment-style living in Student Residence Center (SRC) Apartments with the same great amenities you are used to during the regular terms.

For those students already living with us and living with us again in the fall, you are eligible to live on campus for the summer as long as you are already enrolled for Fall 2021, even if you’re not taking classes this summer. 

Summer Session/Contract Term 2021


Total Cost

13 Week Full Summer Session (includes interim housing*)
May 15-August 12
8 Week Session
June 3-July 31
4 Week Session 1
June 3-July 3
4 Week Session 2
July 1-July 31

*Full Summer session contracts are only available to current residents who have applied for a fall housing agreement.

  • Summer meal plan options are available (not required). Visit the for more information.
  • Move out for summer residents occurs on the last day of the submitted contract.
  • Payment plans may be arranged through the Bursar’s Office at

Satellite Housing - Lobo Rainforest Rates for New Residents


Total Cost

8 Week Session + Interim Session 2
June 3-Aug 13
4 Week Session 2 + Interim Session 2
July 1-Aug 13

* Students are only eligible for this Lobo Rainforest Summer housing option if they also submitted an approved signed License Agreement to move in to Lobo Rainforest for the following academic year.

Pro-rated Room Charges: There is no proration for the term for students who check-in after the start of the selected Summer session or who leave early, prior to the end of the selected Summer session. 

Summer Cancellation Deadlines & Fees

Summer Cancellation: Cancellation is when a student initiates a termination of their UNM Housing License Agreement prior to the first day of the License Agreement term. Cancellations must be submitted to UNM Residence Life and Student Housing. Summer cancellation charges are as follows:

Received on or Before May 14 – $50

Received after May 14 but prior to start of selected summer session – $100

Summer “No Show”. A “No Show” occurs when a resident fails to pick up their keys by 5pm on the first Monday following the start of the selected summer session, or when a student notifies RLSH they will not be claiming occupancy as of the first day of the License Agreement Term. A student designated as a No Show will have their License Agreement administratively canceled, and a No Show charge will be processed on the student’s Bursar’s account as follows:

 Summer Contract Release.  A release is termination of the License Agreement after the resident has taken occupancy of the space assignment or after the first day of classes for the semester, whichever occurs first. Residents wishing to terminate their License Agreement must submit a Contract Release request through the RLSH Hall Coordinator, Area Coordinator, or Assistant Director of Residence Life.

To request a Contract Release, contact your Hall/Area Coordinator.

 Contract Releases incur fees and charges associated with the date of the completion of the License Agreement Release and the actual completed move out; the charge is based upon the later of these two dates. The charges incurred are based upon a percentage of the cost of the summer session, as follows: 

Contract Term 2021

No-Show Fee

Contract Release Fees

Week 1-2
Week 3
Week 4
13 Week Full Summer Session 
8 Week Session
4 Week Session 1
4 Week Session 2

Interim Housing

Need housing between academic sessions? We offer interim housing for residents with Spring/Summer and/or Summer/Fall contracts:

Interim Session 1

May 15-June 2       Cost: $200 (Spring/Summer Contracts required)

Interim Session 2

Aug 1-Aug 12         Cost: $200 (Summer/Fall Contracts required)

Current Residents (Spring 2021)

  • No application fee required for residents who have renewed for Fall 2021.
  • Residents with a full 13-week summer contract are not required to be enrolled in summer classes.
  • Current residents with a fall renewal are eligible for any contract term listed above.

New Residents (No Spring Contract)

  • $50 non-refundable application fee due with your completed summer application. If a $50 application fee has been paid for your Fall 2021 contract, no fee is required for summer.
  • You must be enrolled in a summer class throughout your time in residence.
  • New residents are eligible for four-week and eight-week sessions. 

Winter Housing

 Winter Break for the 2020-2021 Academic Year is December 12, 2020 - January 16, 2021. 

During the Winter Break, RLSH traditional and suite style housing close; residents of these halls who wish to stay on campus during the winter break must apply for Winter Intercession Housing. This includes residents of Alvarado, Coronado, DeVargas, Hokona, Laguna, and Santa Clara. 

The rate for 2020 / 2021 Winter Intersession Housing is $459, charged to residents’ UNM Bursars accounts.

Residents approved to stay during the Winter Intersession receive email communication of their assigned move in date and time slot, scheduled December 9 through December 11. Traditional halls close on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Winter residents receive an email with an assigned date and time to move back to their traditional hall assignment prior to Spring halls opening January 11. These assigned dates and times are absolutely required, and all Winter residents will need to plan accordingly, to adhere to their assigned move in and move back dates.

If approved to stay for winter intercessions, residents may cancel their approved Winter Intersession assignments through Friday December 11, 2020, at 5:00pm, with no penalty.  Starting December 12, 2020, any resident who checks in, and cancels their approved winter housing are charged the whole amount of $459.

Note:  This does not apply to RLSH apartment residents on main campus or Lobo Rainforest, nor to Casas del Rio or Lobo Village residents.  

Why do the traditional halls close during the winter break?

Heating large buildings can be very expensive! Since so many students leave during the break, it is cost-effective and energy efficient to shut down the traditional halls during the break.