Gateway Students

Thanks to a collaborative relationship that combines the strengths of the University of New Mexico with our Gateway Partner institutions (Central New Mexico Community College, Santa Fe Community College, NM Junior College, San Juan College and the UNM branch campuses), students that have been accepted into the Gateway Program are given the opportunity to live on campus!

UNM Gateway is a cooperative program with our neighboring community college partners and UNM branch campuses designed to ensure a participating student's success in college. Only New Mexico residents applying for admission as freshmen to UNM may be invited to participate in the Gateway Program. Upon successfully completing 24 credit hours of core curriculum at a partner campus, students continue their education on the UNM main campus. Gateway students may be asked to provide written verification of their admittance to the Gateway program.

The traditional halls in Residence Life and Student Housing close for winter break, while the apartment-style halls remain open. Because CNM's class schedule often runs beyond the winter closing date of our traditional halls, Gateway students that live with us and that need to stay on campus over the winter break generally apply to live in our apartment-style halls or choose a traditional hall and purchase an additional winter intersession contract.  Students that live in a traditional hall and that request an winter intersession contract  (when made available) make a temporary move to the apartment-style halls for the duration of the winter intersession and then return to their permanent, year-long assignment just prior to spring move-in.