UNM Campus Support Systems
LEARNING SUPPORT AND COUNSELING SERVICES
Located at 2021 Mesa Vista Hall, 277-3506, the Educational Diagnostician
offers an educational diagnostic evaluation in the areas of intellectual expectancy,
academic achievement, and auditory and visual processing abilities. Most
full diagnostic evaluations are designed specifically for students suspected of
having a learning disability. Following all evaluations, an extensive written
report is compiled and reviewed with the student. Working with the counseling
services, the diagnostic unit will assist in providing any services to better enable
the student to attain academic fulfillment.
A student-athlete who has been diagnosed with or suspects they may have a
learning disability is highly encouraged to meet with his/her athletic academic
advisor immediately. This will give the student-athlete the opportunity to
receive specific information on how he/she can seek assistance
through our Accessibility Services Center.
The general library at the University of New Mexico includes Zimmerman
Library, Fine Arts Library, the Center for Southwest Research, Parish Memorial
Library and the Centennial Science and Engineering Library. For library hours,
call 277-2003. Also, located on the North Campus are the Medical and Law
Libraries. The libraries include:
Center for Southwest Research
Parish Memorial Library
Fine Arts Library
Centennial Science and Engineering Library
Health Science Center Library
CENTER FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAM SUPPORT
(CAPS-3rd Floor-Zimmerman Library), 277-4560
CAPS offers a variety of academic support services, free of charge to students.
One-on-one tutoring is provided for most undergraduate courses and for study
and library strategies. Students may make appointments at the CAPS reception
area or by telephone. In addition to the one-on-one tutoring, walk-in services
are available for algebra, calculus, chemistry, and physics classes. The Writing
Lab provides tutorial instruction for students writing papers for any undergraduate
course. English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors are also available in the
Writing Lab. Other services include workshops, study groups, and exam review
sessions. CAPS tutors participate in a nationally certified training program that
emphasizes tutoring and content-area skills. CAPS also houses a program for
students with learning disabilities.
COMPUTER & INFORMATION RESOURCES & TECHNOLOGY:
Computer & Information Resources & Technology (CIRT) provides network
computing and data communication services and support for the UNM
community. Services include e-mail, Internet access, dial-up services, public
computer labs (called pods), academic computing, NetID authentication, and
the CIRT Support Center (277-4848 or e-mail email@example.com). The CIRT
building is located at 2701 Lomas Blvd. NE. CIRT's Web site
(www.unm.edu/cirt) provides information about services and support available.
CAREER COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT:
Located at the Student Services Center (2nd floor-Rm. 220), 277-2531, www.career.unm.edu
Career Services provides comprehensive services and
resources to assist UNM students exploring career options, gaining career-related
experience while in college, and pursuing career objectives upon graduation.
Career counseling and testing are available for students who are undecided
about an academic major or appropriate career options. Occupational information
is available in the Career Resources Library to assist with the career decision
making process, as well.
The Cooperative Education and Internship Program provides opportunities for
students to explore options, develop valuable knowledge and skills, spend time
in the world of work, and gain college credit in paid local and national positions.
Students who take advantage of these opportunities find that they are
better prepared and more competitive for the job market when coming to the
end of their degree programs. Recruiters from government agencies, business
and industry and school systems also come to campus to recruit undergraduate
and graduate students for a variety of co-op and post-graduation positions
through on-campus interviews and various career fairs during the academic
Workshops are available on Internet job search techniques, resume writing, and
interview preparation. The Career Resources Library is full of employer literature,
books on occupational information, directories of companies and graduate
schools, job listings, and more. For those pursuing teaching career and graduate
school, a credentials file service is offered. Computers are available at the
Career Resource Library. Our web site is maintained by students for students
with information on the Career Expo, Educator Fair, part and full-time job postings,
interviewing schedules and more.
Services are available to all students, of all majors and degree levels. Fees are
charged for some of the services. For example, there is a $15.00 one-time fee
(subject to change) for those registering for Cooperative Education or placement
services. Career Services has a web-based database system for easy
access to career planning information, registration with Career Services, and
student resumes for employers to download. All students are encouraged to
visit Career Services early in their UNM experience.
STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The purpose of the committee is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes
to voice their concerns about and offer input on issues which affect their university
careers as students and athletes. The committee will provide a vehicle
for student-athletes to provide input on university policies, practices and decisions
that affect the University?s athletic program and existing or proposed
NCAA and conference rules and regulations.
The committee shall be comprised of a representative from each Universitysponsored
sport engaged in intercollegiate competition. Each representative
shall be selected by their respective team members or by other means acceptable
to team members, as soon as possible after the beginning of school each
Fall. However, a representative must have completed one academic year at the
University. Athletes shall be advised in writing when they report to school in
the Fall of the existence of the committee, the right to select a representative,
and the date of the first meeting.
The committee shall select a member as chairperson at its first meeting each
Fall. The chairperson shall call and preside over each meeting after consultation
with any other officers that the committee shall elect. Unless the committee
elects another member, the chairperson shall serve as the committee?s liaison
to the Athletic Council. The liaison shall be a non-voting member of the
The committee shall select a member as secretary at its first meeting each Fall.
The secretary shall keep the minutes of each meeting and circulate them to the
members of the committee in a timely manner following each meeting.
The committee shall hold at least one meeting per month during the semester.
The dates and times of such meeting shall be determined by the committee,
except that the first meeting each Fall shall be called by the Athletic Director.
Although, today?s student-athletes are on campus with their peers, they may not
have the same opportunities to attend on-campus life skill lectures which are
available to the general student body. Therefore, the University of New Mexico
has set up its life skills program in conjunction with the requirements set forth
by the NCAA. Its goals and objectives are to:
Provide academic, educational, and cultural support systems for all UNM
Facilitate the professional, social and personal growth of all student-athletes;
Support and encourage positive, responsible lifestyles for UNM studentathletes;
Ensure sufficient opportunities for student-athletes to positively contribute to
both local and University communities;
Strive for equity and diversity that will allow student-athletes at the
University to foresee their occupation of choice through successful completion
of a degree program and;
Work diligently while ascribing to the goals and objectives stated by the
Life Skills Program.
UNM?s Athletic Department requires that all student-athletes attend the
Each year, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), along with the
Life Skills advisory committee, determine the seminars and community service
projects for participants involved in the Life Skills program. (Dates and times
will be announced at the beginning of the Fall semester).
Topics for the seminars will be picked to fulfill the five commitments of personal
growth. These points include: academic excellence, athletics excellence,
personal development, community service and career development. Topics to
be covered will include but is not limited to the following: study skills, goal setting,
time management, stress management, sexual responsibility, substance
abuse, community outreach and career development.
ATHLETIC COUNCIL TEAM LIAISONS
The main mission of the Athletic Council, a Standing Committee of the Faculty
Senate, is the close monitoring of the academic and business integrity of the
Athletic Program at UNM and the close supervision of the welfare of studentathletes
at UNM. To further this mission, the Athletic Council has implemented
a policy of assigning one Athletic Council Member to each intercollegiate sport.
Each liaison meets with their respective team?s head coach to discuss issues of
interest to the coach and to the student-athletes. The liaison will often meet
with the team as a whole, and provide each athlete with a direct link to the
Athletic Council if any concerns arise. The liaisons also provide information to
the teams on the current activities of the Athletic Council, and they coordinate
any business of the Athletic Council with that particular team. Summaries of
these team liaison meetings are reported as part of the regular minutes of the
Athletic Council. These minutes are available on the Athletic Council website,
which can be found at the following address:
Student-athletes are encouraged to contact their team liaison directly to voice
any concerns or questions they might have related to their respective sport.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
VOLLEYBALL AND MEN'S
AND WOMEN'S GOLF
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS
SWIMMING AND MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SKIING
TRACK AND FIELD/CROSS
BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
UNM STUDENT LETTERMEN'S ASSOCIATION
Become a part of the UNM Team!
Eligibility: ALL UNM Student Athletes
Purpose: Camaraderie with UNM varsity team athletes through
social community service events. Build network and
career relationships with Alumni Lettermen.
Membership: $5/academic year
Meetings: September to May; FREE Pizza and Soft Drinks at
Events: Run for Relief: to benefit children cancer victims
(raised $3K last year)
Annual Easter Egg Hunt: UNM Campus Community
Roadrunner Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Alumni Lettermen Events
Contact: Kim Feldman, UNM Student Lettermen Association
AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT SERVICES:
Located at Mesa Vista Hall (Rm. 1130), 277-5645, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The African American Student Services Center offers academic and career advisement;
admission and registration assistance; scholarships and employment information;
and referrals to other campus services. The center serves as a liaison with
other UNM departments such as Career Counseling & Placement, Student Mental
Health, Student Services and Academic Advising. The center also has a conference
room which houses books and additional resource information. The conference
room may be reserved for meetings or group study sessions. Students may
use computers and office typewriters, and make local calls at no cost.
The center houses the Black Student Union, National Society of Black
Engineers (NB), NAACP Campus Chapter, and UNM gospel choir. Information
is available on historically Black Sororities and Fraternities. Student organizations
along with the Center sponsor workshops, talks, and projects relating to
the African American Culture. Hours are 8:00 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
All African American student-athletes must make an appointment with the
director of African American Student Services to learn more about the
Center within 30 days of enrollment at UNM.
African American Student Services, the Department of Athletics, and members
of the African American community have collaborated to establish a
leadership program for African American student-athletes. The program
has been developed to assist African American students in making a successful
transition to the University of New Mexico and to enhance their
overall collegiate experience. A primary component of the program
involves the assignment of a successful member of the African American
community to mentor an entering African American student-athlete.
Information regarding this program is available in the office of the Director
of African American Student Services, the office of the Director of
Athletics, and the Athletic Academic Advising Center.
EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA (Hispanic Student Services):
Located in Mesa Vista Hall (Rm 1153), 277-5020, 277-5029,
The Hispanic Student Services Center provides advocacy for students in their
dealings with the University. Opportunity is available for counseling and referrals
concerning admissions, recruitment, financial aid and numerous other academic
and personal matters. The program also houses the student organization
of the United Mexican American Students (U.M.A.S.).
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT SERVICES:
Located in Mesa Vista Hall (Rm. 1119), 277-6343.
The goal of the program is to assist American Indian students enrolled at UNM.
American Indian Student Services works closely with departmental units, colleges
and other tribal and non-tribal agencies to recruit and retain American
Indian college students. The program facilitates special meetings for American
Indian students with their tribal representatives, along with providing assistance
in admission and tribal scholarships. Information on special grants, mental
health counseling, child care and housing is also available. Workshops are
often provided in conjunction with career placement and local and national
American Indian Affairs.
The Kiva Club is housed at American Indian Student Services to provide cultural
and social awareness among UNM students for the unique contributions of
their diverse tribal heritages.
HOUSING AT UNM
The University of New Mexico provides a variety of programs and living options
to meet the diverse needs, interests, experience, and maturity of the student-athlete.
The following table provides a selection of on campus options at a glance.
You may also want to visit the Residence Hall web site
http://www.unm.edu~reshalls/ for more descriptive information
including how to obtain an application and what to bring. The
site will also provide you with information about room and meal
plan changes as well as rules and regulations. Student Family
Housing at 961 Buena Vista is available to married student-athletes
or student-athletes with domestic partners or dependents.
A meal plan is required for most residents. Freshman assigned to apartments
are required to have a meal plan; however, upper classmen living in apartments
may purchase, but do not have to have a meal plan.
Residence Hall students may purchase Parking Permits from Housing during
check in for the limited on campus parking designated for residence halls. If
you plan to live on campus, do not purchase a parking permit from Parking
Services. These are designated for commuters.
When applying for housing, submit a copy of your award letter by June 1st or
as soon as possible for the fall semester and by December 1st for the spring
semester. A $100 damage deposit is required when submitting the housing
application. The application and inquiries should be directed to:
University of New Mexico Fax (505)277-4712
Housing Reservations Office Tele (505)277-2606
201 La Posada e-mail email@example.com
Albuquerque, NM 87131-3151
PARKING AT UNM
All weekday parking on campus is by paid permit or parking meter. Permit
display or meter payment is required between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday
through Thursday and until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. For current permit availability
and rates, contact Parking and Transportation Services by calling 277-1938.
A free shuttle system brings students from most outlying parking lots to the
core campus. Complete shuttle system information is available online at
If you suffer a debilitating injury that meets the State of New Mexico?s standards
for Handicapped Parking, accessible parking is available. Temporary
permits for injuries lasting one month or less may be obtained only with the
authorization of the Student Health Center. If the condition will last longer
than one month, you must obtain a temporary or permanent placard from the
State Motor Vehicles Division.
As representatives of
Department and the
University of New
Mexico, it is imperative
that the student-athletes
adhere to all parking
regulations and settle
any citations promptly.
SAFETY AT UNM
Safety Tips On Campus
College campuses are not exempt from crime. Students, faculty and staff can
make the UNM community a safer place to live, learn and work by taking common
sense precautions, being alert, and looking out for others. A safe campus
starts with you:
Go out with a friend, not alone, especially if you?re headed for a late night
snack or study break.
Walk purposefully. Look confident. Watch where you are going. Be alert to
Use well-lighted, well-traveled areas and try to walk with friends.
Avoid shortcuts through isolated areas.
Lock all doors and close all windows when leaving your car, whether it?s for
a few minutes or several hours.
Have keys ready when you approach your car. Check car for intruders before
entering and lock door immediately after getting into your car.
Always lock your bike or motorcycle when leaving it unattended, even if it?s
only for a few minutes.
List only first initials and last name in telephone directories.
Hang up immediately on obscene phone calls.
Don?t keep large sums of money in your office, dorm or apartment.
Lock doors and windows, even if you?re just going out for dinner.
If you are a victim of a crime or feel threatened by another person, call campus
police (277-2241) immediately. You may save someone else from being
Security Escort Service
Campus Police, 277-2241. If you feel you need an escort to your car, the UNM
Child Care Center, residence hall or classroom, there are campus police security
aides available. The escort service may only be initiated from Student Family
Housing, main and north campus property. For your safety, make sure you
specify your location to the dispatcher. Service is provided on a first-come, first
served basis and a wait may be necessary. If you are concerned at any time
about your safety, call the Campus Police at 277-2241. Escort service is provided
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
BICYCLES & SKATEBOARDS
Bicycles must be parked in the bicycle racks provided (U-locks are strongly
recommended), not locked to trees, signposts, or other property. You are
encouraged to register your bike with the Campus Police at Hokona Hall,
277-2241. Bicycles are not allowed inside buildings, except designated dormitory
bicycle parking areas. Bicycle riding is permitted only on designated bike
paths and is prohibited in pedestrian areas indicated as dismount areas in
Bicycling at UNM: Map and Regulations. Enforcement is suspended on
Saturdays, Sundays and UNM holidays. Skateboards are banned from the entire
campus at all times.
Skates, which includes roller blades, roller skates, and inline skates are permitted
on campus only on Saturdays, Sundays and UNM holidays. Skates may not
be used inside buildings, in dismount areas or on designated bike paths. Bikes
and skates are to be used on the ground only and may not be used on walls,
benches, fountains, or other structures. Persons violating UNM?s non-motorized
vehicles policy are subject to sanction under the applicable UNM Code of
Conduct and/or arrest by UNM Police for violation of state law.
The entire UNM policy regarding use of bicycles, skateboards, and skates can
be found in Bicycling at UNM: Map & Regulations, available from the UNM
Police Department, Hokona Hall, or the Student Activities Center, Student
Services Center 280.