Event Planning

The University of New Mexico is proud to host a variety of events throughout campus. It is mandatory to submit information through an approval process to host an event on campus. Depending on the nature of your event, any of several event planning requirements may be relevant including:


The University of New Mexico has many unique and beautiful spaces to host your next event. View a variety of spaces available for reservation through the campus Events and Conferences Office. Unlisted areas may be available for reservation by contacting the building manager of your desired location. Our event and conference planners can assist you in making your reservation and offer guidance on navigating university policies and procedures applicable to planning a successful event.

The Student Activities center supports student organizations in designing and implementing their own events. With experience and resources for event planning and university policies, the Student Activities Center is a guide for student organizations to make full use of campus event planning opportunities.

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The Student Activities Center (SAC) is responsible for coordinating the use of outdoor spaces on campus. To start the approvals or reservation process, contact sac@unm.edu.

Conferences hosted on campus may take advantage of the convenience of our on-campus accommodations and available amenities.

From traditional double rooms to apartment-style rooms with kitchen and shared living spaces. Our state-of-the-art dining hall, La Posada, can be scheduled for group dining throughout your stay. Access to the recently renovated Johnson Recreational Center may be added to your conference amenities to offer premium fitness and recreational facilities to your guests. Classroom access, ballrooms, and breakout rooms allow your organization to plan opportunities to learn, socialize, and celebrate.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) has organized an approval process for special events held at the University of New Mexico.  In order to maintain the health and safety of the UNM community all special events and tent/membrane structures must submit the necessary forms for approval at least 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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Depending on your event type and size you may need event security. Security and Law enforcement services at UNM fall under the provision of the UNM Police Department. If you need to arrange security or police services please contact the UNM Police Department.

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Parking & Transportation Services provides a variety of parking and shuttle services for special events. To request event support, complete and submit a Support Request form 30-45 days prior to the event.

To start approvals or the reservation process contact Christine Evans.

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Special Actives supports all special events and moving activities on campus. We offer a variety of equipment and event rentals.

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UNM Catering offers full food and beverage services for special events. The Student Union Building (SUB), University Club (U Club), UNM Championship Golf Course, and La Posada are exclusively catered by UNM Food.

Food vendors must be appropriately licensed and approved prior to the event.

Food Trucks are subject to prior approval, inspection, licensing, and liability insurance.

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Filming on The University of New Mexico campus is overseen by University Communications and Marketing. All requests must be submitted through our formal on-campus filming request form.

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