Residence Life & Student Housing

Did you Know? In recent studies, students who live on campus have higher graduation rates than students who choose to live off campus. Six-year graduation rates for on campus students who started UNM in 2009 was 52% compared to 45% for off campus. The five-year graduation rate was 41% for on campus and 33% for off campus residents.

 UNM Facts

UNM Residence Life & Student Housing is the official housing for UNM students. Our halls are designed to promote academic success, connecting our nearly 2,000 residents to campus activities and resources, empowering them to become well-rounded, engaged students. Our seven residence halls include traditional, suite and apartment style living and are located close to everything students need, including classes, food, Zimmerman Library and Johnson Recreation Center.



To foster inclusive, community-based living environments consciously designed for our residents’ personal growth and academic success in well-maintained facilities.


Get connected. Be engaged. Live on campus.


  • Quality: Through continuous evaluation and student feedback, UNM Residence Life and Student Housing seeks to meet a high standard of excellence within our facilities, services and processes.
  • Caring: UNM Residence Life and Student Housing strives to create an environment of success for every individual resident. All of our student and professional staff are highly trained and compassionate individuals who help residents connect to campus resources, personalize their housing experience, and achieve personal and academic goals.
  • Learning: The UNM residence halls are an extension of the collegiate academic environment. We believe that by living on campus, residents have the opportunity to learn and grow beyond the classroom. The programs, activities and initiatives within our residence halls aim to develop residents into well-rounded individuals.
  • Community: UNM Residence Life and Student Housing embraces the idea that communities are comprised of diverse individuals from all walks of life. We nurture healthy, thriving communities that help residents feel connected to each other, as well as the institution. Residents are encouraged to participate as active and engaged citizens within their living areas.

Contact Information

Megan Chibanga, Director
SRC Commons, Room 212
(505) 277-2383