University

University of New Mexico

About The University of New Mexico

Founded in 1889, The University of New Mexico now occupies 600 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque , a city of more than 700,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus echoes the buildings of nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized Campus Arboretum and the popular Duck Pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

The People

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the University represents a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds. In spring of 2008 , 24,177 students attended main campus with another 6,658 students at branch campuses and education centers.

UNM boasts an outstanding faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, two MacArthur Fellows, 35 Fulbright scholars and several members of national academies. Faculty publish in many professional journals including Scientific American, New England Journal of Medicine and Nature. UNM professors have been quoted in Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, People Magazine, Parade Magazine, US News and World Report, and the New Yorker, among others. They have shared their expertise on CNN, Today Show, Good Morning America, Nova and other news shows.

UNM employs 20,210 people statewide, including employees of University Hospital . It has more than 120,000 alumni, with Lobos in every state and 92 foreign countries. Over half choose to remain in New Mexico.

UNM Welcome Center

The University of New Mexico Welcome Center is a place to get your bearings as you come to the campus. It is a starting point for campus visitors, prospective students, conference guests or alumni.

Located across the street from George Pearl Hall, the Architecture and Planning Building, and the UNM Bookstore, the Welcome Center is on the ground floor in the southwest corner of the Cornell Visitor Parking Structure.

In the center, visitors will find a selection of current brochures and facts about UNM, Albuquerque and New Mexico. One can also pick up local and area maps as well as a campus map. Our informed staff is always eager to assist visitors to find any location on campus and to answer questions.

Prospective students can pick up general information and will be directed to the appropriate advisement center.

Parents who want to know more can visit UNM's Parent Relations Office .

You can arrange a UNM Campus Tour through our Office of Recruitment Services.

Museums

Geology Museum
Northrup Hall (Earth & Planetary Sciences - #24)
Mon-Friday: 8:am-12noon & 1pm-4:30pm

Greenhouse Conservatory
Castetter Hall (Biology - #21)
Mon-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
Anthropology Building (# 11)
Tues-Friday: 9am-4pm, Sat:10am-4pm
Reserved parking to west of building. Must obtain permit

Meteorite Museum
Northrup Hall (Earth & Planetary Sciences - #24)
Mon-Friday: 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm

The Museum of Southwestern Biology
C.E.R.I.A. #83
Must have appointment

University Art Museum
Center for the Arts #62
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Parking

UNM Parking and
Transportation Services

MSC01 1180
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Location: 1621 Central Ave NE
505-277-1938
parktran@unm.edu

Hours Parking is Enforced:
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit UNM Parking and Transportation Services for more information on parking at UNM including parking regulations, parking tickets, and Visitor and Event Parking. For questions about parking you can contact parking services using the contact information to the right.

Weekend Parking:

After 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday, visitors may park in any permit zone. Visitors may also park free in any meter from 8:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Please do not park in a reserved or handicap space or next to any colored curb at any time, 7 days a week.

Human Resources:

The new Human Resources Service Center is located in the Lobo Center located off campus at 1726 Lomas Blvd., the southeast corner of University and Lomas NE. Please park in the reserved spaces in front of and along the east side. Parking is free with a permit, which may be obtained inside at the front desk.

Alumni Temporary Parking:

There is limited temporary parking for Alumni who have business at Hodgin Hall (Must obtain permit from inside).

Conferences, Testing Center & Libraries:

Visitors who are on campus for a conference, to take a test, to visit the libraries or to receive advisement should park in the Parking Structure or at a meter.

Museums:

There is limited free parking at the Maxwell Museum and at the Jonson Gallery (Visitor must obtain permit from inside). Park in the Visitor Lots or at a meter for all other Museum parking.

Student Health Center:

Students with appointments at the Student Health Center may park with a permit in the lot located at the back of the building. Obtain patient permit inside.

Health Sciences Clinics:

Patients at any of the Medical School Clinics on the North Campus will be given a temporary patient parking permit, as well as the patients at the Psychology Clinic on main campus.

Continuing Education:

Visitors to Continuing Education may park free in their parking lots (1634 University Blvd NE).

Hospitals:

Visitors/ Patients to University Hospital, Children's Hospital or the Cancer Center may park free in the parking structure on Camino de Salud, North of Lomas and Yale.

Medical and Law Schools:

Visitors to the Medical School Buildings and Library must park in a Meter in their parking lot off Tucker and Yale NE - And visitors to the Law School must park at a Meter in their parking Lot off Tucker and Stanford NE.

Science & Technology Park:

Visitors to the Science and Technology Park may park free in their parking structure off University and Basehart Dr. SE.

Alternate Parking Suggestions:

Meter parking along Central Avenue and the adjoining close side streets to the south of Central; day parking lots located 1 to 3 blocks south of Central on Buena Vista, Yale and Cornell, as well as University at Copper - west of campus. These lots charge from $1.00 up to $2.00 per day. Be careful about parking on residential side streets close to campus, because every street within two to four blocks of the University also requires a permit. Churches and businesses surrounding the University are also restricted and may ticket or have your car towed.

Please check with the Welcome Center if you have other parking needs.

For more information, please visit Parking and Transportation Services

Travelling to Albuquerque

UNM Travel Portal

Airlines

Thousands of visitors arrive in Albuquerque daily at the Albuquerque International Airport located just three miles from the University of New Mexico. Nine airlines serve Albuquerque:

Train

Albuquerque is also a major stop on Amtrak Railway lines from Chicago and Los Angeles. Our station welcomes the " Southwest Chief " once a day from each direction.

Bus

For visitors traveling by bus, Albuquerque's Greyhound station is the area's hub, receiving 40 buses a day from all US major cities.

Automobile

Traveling by car, our visitors will find easy access to the City from two major Interstate Highways, Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 which intersect at the City's center.

The University is bordered on the West by University Blvd, the North by Lomas Blvd, the South by Central Blvd, and the East by Girard Blvd.

When driving to Albuquerque on I-25 southbound:

  • Take Exit 224B, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / Central
  • Turn LEFT onto Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • You will enter the UNM campus at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and University.
  • Turn LEFT onto Redondo Rd. Follow until you reach the stop sign at Las Lomas.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Las Lomas. This will turn into Campus Blvd. Continue on Campus Blvd. until you reach Redondo.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Redondo at the stop sign.
  • Continue on Redondo – it will curve to the right.
  • You will see the Visitor Parking Structure on your right hand side.
  • Turn RIGHT to enter Visitor Parking Structure.

When driving to Albuquerque on I-25 northbound:

  • Take Exit 224B, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / Central
  • Turn RIGHT onto Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • You will enter the UNM campus at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and University.
  • Turn LEFT onto Redondo Rd. Follow until you reach the stop sign at Las Lomas.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Las Lomas. This will turn into Campus Blvd. Continue on Campus Blvd. until you reach Redondo.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Redondo at the stop sign.
  • Continue on Redondo – it will curve to the right.
  • You will see the Visitor Parking Structure on your right hand side.
  • Turn RIGHT to enter Visitor Parking Structure.

When driving to Albuquerque on I-40 eastbound:

  • Take Exit 160, Carlisle
  • Turn RIGHT onto Carlisle.
  • Continue on Carlisle until you reach Lomas.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Lomas.
  • Enter the UNM campus by turning LEFT at the University Hospital / Lomas light.
  • Turn LEFT onto Campus Blvd.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Redondo. Continue on Redondo – it will curve to the right.
  • You will see the Visitor Parking Structure on your right hand side.
  • Turn RIGHT to enter Visitor Parking Structure.

When driving to Albuquerque on I-40 westbound

  • Take Exit 160, Carlisle
  • Turn LEFT onto Carlisle.
  • Continue on Carlisle until you reach Lomas.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Lomas.
  • Enter the UNM campus by turning LEFT at the University Hospital / Lomas light.
  • Turn LEFT onto Campus Blvd.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Redondo. Continue on Redondo – it will curve to the right.
  • You will see the Visitor Parking Structure on your right hand side.
  • Turn RIGHT to enter Visitor Parking Structure.