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General Registration For Fall 2024 is OPEN:

General Registration for UNM Housing is available for prospective residents who apply to live with UNM Housing after May 1, 2024. Residents who register for UNM Housing after May 1st will be automatically assigned based on availability.

Please note that housing is still fairly limited and some selections may be unavailable.


Early Bird Registration For Fall 2024 is CLOSED:

The Early Bird registration window (Feb 2 - May 1) is now closed. General registration for UNM Housing will continue up to and beyond Move-in (Aug 15 - 17).


All times listed are U.S. Mountain Time


Fall 2024 Housing Registration Open: Feb 2 @ 2:00 p.m.

Anyone looking to live on campus for the 2024-2025 academic year can sign-up starting on 2/2 at 2:00PM. Students wanting to live with RLSH will register for housing online here: **Any student wanting to live at Casas del Rio or LoboVillage signs a lease directly with American Campus Communities and should not register for housing with RLSH.


Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 1 @ 11:59 p.m.

All students who register by 11:59PM on May 1 will be eligible to select their roommates, residence halls (traditional or suite), Living Learning Communities (optional), and room. Any student who registers for UNM Housing after the May 1st deadline will be automatically assigned based on availability.


Early Bird Roommate Matching: May 22

Early Birds who registered for UNM Housing before the May 1st deadline will be invited to begin the roommate matching process.


Early Bird Room Selection Window: June 6 @ 2:00 p.m. - June 20 @ 11:59 p.m.

All Early Birds will receive personalized instructions with their specific room selection times based on when their housing application was submitted.


Early Bird Room Assignments Go Out: June 26

Early Birds who completed the roommate and room selection steps will receive assignment notifications via their UNM email addresses.


Early Arrival Move-in Application Opens: June 26

Incoming Resident Lobos who are interested in moving into their UNM Housing assignments early may do so for a flat fee of $175 (to be charged to their Bursar’s account). The application will be available on the Residence Dashboard on June 26.


General Housing Registration Auto-assignments:

Incoming residents who register for UNM Housing after the May 1st deadline will be auto-assigned into available housing spaces. Auto-assignment notifications will be sent every Wednesday beginning on July 3rd on the following schedule:

  • July 3, 2024
  • July 10, 2024
  • July 17, 2024
  • July 24, 2024
  • July 31, 2024
  • August 7, 2024


Fall 2024 Course Enrollment Deadline: July 1

RLSH residents must be actively enrolled in 6 credit hours in order to be eligible to live on campus. All incoming/returning residents (except first year/transfers who have yet to attend orientation) must be registered for classes by July 1. Any student not registered for classes may be removed from their housing assignment if there is a waiting list for housing.


No Fee Cancellation Deadline: July 8

Any student who properly cancels their housing through RLSH by 11:59PM on July 8 will do so without any financial penalty. Students who are not enrolled with UNM for Fall 2024 are able to cancel their contract for $0 through August 14; enrolled students begin incurring charges for cancellation after July 8.
As a reminder, notice to any other department that a student is not attending UNM does not constitute a release or cancellation from the housing contract; students must work directly with RLSH to cancel or release from their housing. Please direct all students looking to cancel their housing contract to RLSH.


 Early Arrival Move-in For Fall 2024: August 9 - 10

Students needing to arrive earlier than the official opening date can do so one of these two days for a flat fee of $175 (to be charged to their Bursar’s account). 


UNM Housing Residence Halls Open For Fall 2024: August 15 - 17

All residence halls open for all students at 9AM on Thursday, August 15. Residents will receive specific information about move-in through an electronic move-in guide which will be released on August 1, 2024. Check-in for the residence halls for Fall 2024 will occur from 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. on August 15-17. After Hours check-ins will take place at the SRC Commons Help Desk.

For Fall 2024, we have anticipate limited availability in Residence Life & Student Housing. We are committed to working diligently to provide students a housing assignment and encourage students who need housing to continue to sign-up. 

We have implemented a waitlist and Tiered Prioritization. Please see the following information below:

RLSH will be implementing a four-tier waitlist. Newly-available housing spaces will be assigned predicated on one's class designation and eligibility to live in specific residence halls.

First year students are only eligible to live in our traditional and suite style halls.

Upper-level students are only eligible to live in the apartment style halls. Renewing residents who are on the waitlist will be given first priority placement in available apartment style halls, then upper-level students with new contracts will be placed. Renewing students must ensure that they are enrolled in fall classes no later than July 1.

  • Tier 1—Required Freshmen: First-year students identified as required to live on-campus under the Freshman Residency Requirement
  • Tier 2—Non-Required Freshman, Incoming International Students, Incoming Transfers: Persons who are new to UNM who are not required to live on-campus
  • Tier 3—Enrolled Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
  • Tier 4—Non-Enrolled Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

 Enrollment Checks

  • Currently assigned residents will be subject to enrollment checks. Students will receive further communication via UNM email address if found to be ineligible for housing based on hours enrolled.

 Housing availability is very limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are subject to the Freshman Residency Requirement will be prioritized to meet the FRR.


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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.

UNM Housing License Agreements:

Housing Registration FAQ's (click for answers)


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 NetID 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, visit the UNM Food web site.

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!