Parking & Transportation Services: Connecting UNM

New Pay Station Machines in Parking Structures

In response to Federal PCI (Payment Card Industry) and EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) regulations, and UNM policy,  UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) has purchased and installed new pay station equipment in the Yale and Cornell parking structures. Please be advised that the new pay stations look a bit different from the old equipment but function much the same.  Please also note that in the Cornell structure, the cash payment option has been temporarily disabled and machines will only accept credit card payments until further notice.

For more information on the new machines, please contact our office at 277-1938.

Regular Parking Enforcement Hours Resume in the New Year

Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) would like to remind customers that regular enforcement activity will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.  This includes all spaces restricted by signage (e.g. pay station spaces, ADA, Official Vehicle, Reserved, Service Vehicle, and LE/FE spaces) and applies to all zones,

Regular hours of parking enforcement on campus are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 7 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm

Winter intersession hours of parking enforcement January 4-15, 2016 (with the exception of South Lot, which is closed through January 15, 2016 (South Lot permits will be honored in Q lot through January 15, 2016). Regular enforcement of South Lot will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2016:

  • Monday-Friday 7 am-6 pm

South Lot Winter Break Closure and Holiday Shuttle Service

Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) announces the temporary closure of South Lot and suspension of South Lot shuttle service, effective Monday, December 14, 2015, through Friday, January 15, 2016 (2014-2015 Winter Break).  During this time, South Lot permits will be honored in Q Lot, located just north of University Blvd. and Lomas Blvd. 

Lobo Village and the Student Support and Services Center (SSSC) will be combined into a timed, fixed route from December 14th–22nd and from January 4th–15th. Shuttles will stop at Yale Mall and Research/SSSC every 20 minutes and will stop at Lobo Village every 40 minutes (see schedule). Daily shuttle service will operate from 6:30 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

There will be no shuttle service from Wednesday, December 23, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016 due to University closure.

Regular shuttle services for all routes will resume at 6:30am on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

For more information contact UNM Transportation at 505-277-0850. 

Shuttle Service for Yale Mall/Campus, Research/SSSC, Lobo Village and South Lot

 This Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24-25, from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Parking & Transportation Services will operate a “Combined Shuttle Service.” The combined route will include stops at Yale Mall/Campus, Research/SSSC, Lobo Village, and South Lot. 

 See map for details

 South campus shuttle services will return to normal on Monday, November 30, 2015.  For more information contact UNM Transportation at 505-277-0850.

Pay Station Parking Now Available by the ½ Hour at UNM

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) is pleased to announce a new half-hour rate option for paid parking on campus. Starting on Monday, August 10, 2015, customers will now be able to pay for parking by the half-hour at the rate of $1.00/half-hour (instead of the current rate of 1 hour for $1.75).

Customers can select up to a maximum of 8 hours of parking, in 30 minute increments.

This change has been implemented at the request from customers, who overwhelmingly supported the change in surveys conducted across the campus. By offering a half-hour rate, PATS hopes to provide greater flexibility to those utilizing pay stations on campus, and ultimately, to reduce the number of citations issued for expired meters.

Fall Enforcement Hours

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) would like to remind all customers that regular fall/spring enforcement hours begin on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The hours of parking enforcement on campus are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 7 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm

The Yale and Cornell parking structures and surface lot pay station spaces are subject to enforcement 24/7. Regulations for fire, safety, reserve and handicap spaces are in effect and enforced 24/7. In addition, R and S zones are enforced Monday – Saturday during the regular hours of enforcement. For more information, please review our Enforcement Quick Guide or check our website at Please contact our office if you have any questions.

New Evening Rate Being Offered in Cornell Parking Structure

In an effort to better suit the needs of students parking on campus during “off hours,” Parking & Transportation Services is piloting a new $5 flat rate for parking in Cornell after 3 p.m., starting on Monday, April 6.  

By offering this new "Evening Rate," PATS hopes to encourage more students to utilize the convenient parking at Cornell for evening classes and activities at a discounted rate (discount depends on how long they park for). The $5 flat rate will be good from 3 p.m. to midnight, and will be an additional option to paying by the hour at $1.00 per 1/2 hour.

See our flyer for more information.

Weekend Enforcement of R and S Zones Begins

In an effort to ensure continued adequate parking for R Zone permit holders, Parking & Transportation Services (PATS), will begin weekend enforcement of R Zone lots on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Saturday enforcement will take place in R Zone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include all R Zone lots as well as the Lomas Structure (S Zone). Visitors and guests are encouraged to utilize the pay station spaces in the surface parking lots and in the Cornell and Yale parking structures; pay stations charge $1.00 per 1/2 hour for parking.

For more information, see our Enforcement Quick Guide and Visitor and Hourly Parking pages.  Please contact our office with any questions.

Notice: Saturday Enforcement of Pay Stations Spaces

Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) would like to inform customers that beginning on Monday, January 5, 2014, all pay station spaces will be subject to enforcement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Saturdays.  This includes surface lot pay and display stations station spaces as well as those in Cornell Garage and Yale Garage.

For more information, see PATS’ Rules and Regulations and our Enforcement Quick Guide

Please contact our office with any questions. 

Get your Free ABQ RIDE Bus Pass Sticker Today!

Did you know that UNM students, faculty and staff can ride city buses for free? Just show your LoboCard with the ABQ RIDE sticker decal and hop on the bus. You can get your free bus pass sticker by visiting any of these locations:

Parking & Transportation Services Main Office
1st floor of Cornell Parking Structure, across from PopeJoy Hall
Open M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  505-277-1938

Transportation Information Center
Lower level of the SUB, across from the LoboCard Office
Open M-F 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 505-277-1920

UNM Hospital Parking & Transportation Services
1121 University Blvd. NE, behind Carey Tingley Hospital
Open M-F 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 505-272-4074

Click here to learn more about the UNM/ABQ RIDE Bus Pass Program and the Where’s My Bus? mobile app.

Temporary Parking Permit Printing Instructions

If you recently purchased a parking permit for the 2014-15 school year but have not yet received it in the mail, you can print your temporary permit online using the My Parking Account tool.

To print your temporary permit, click on My Parking Account. Click "Manage My Parking Account." Login using your UNM NetID and password. Click “View Your Permits” and then click on your permit number. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose “Print Permit.”

Display your temporary parking permit on the driver’s side dashboard of your vehicle.

Please Note: Your permanent permit should arrive at your mailing address in 3-5 days of purchase. For those with R zone and Lomas Structure (S zone) permits, you will need to pick up your permit in person at the Parking & Transportation office, located at 2401 Redondo Drive South NE., Albuquerque, NM 87106 .

Repositionable Sticker Permits

We would like to inform our customers that all new student parking permits will be in the form of a repositionable sticker. Please note that this sticker will re-adhere to your windshield if you move it between vehicles.

In order to properly display this permit, please follow these instructions:

  1. Peel the protective cover off the front of the permit.
  2. Place it on the lower left hand corner of your windshield (bottom of driver’s side).
  3. Make sure that the permit image is facing outward (this is the only way that the permit will adhere to the windshield).
  4. Please be aware of the disclaimer along the top of the permit: “Display of this permit constitutes an agreement to read and abide by the UNM Parking Regulations.” Copies are available here.

 If you have any questions about displaying this type of permit correctly, please feel free to contact our office at any time.

Come Visit Us!

Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) is located at the Welcome Center, just north of George Pearl Hall and the UNM Bookstore on Redondo Drive.  PATS is open 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Our representatives not only provide information on parking and transportation services, but also provide a broad range of information and assistance to campus visitors.    

PATS will validate parking for customers in the Cornell Visitor Structure. Customers visiting PATS' office can obtain a validation ticket from a parking attendant at the structure entrance.

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