Parking & Transportation Services: Connecting UNM

Traffic Congestion for Upcoming Events

UNM Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) would like to inform everyone that main campus will experience heavy traffic throughout the day on Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Several special events are scheduled and could cause some traffic congestion around Johnson Field and Redondo Dr.  If you have a summer dorm permit, please check your UNM email inbox for more information.           

Emergency Lot Repairs

In order to perform necessary repairs on the surface of the A Lot outside the Student Services building, Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) has closed the lot until Thursday, July 23, 2015. Affected permit holders should use the A lot parking lots along central until the Student Services lot is reopened.

Latest: After a comprehensive assessment of the condition of the lot, it is still scheduled to be closed for the remainder of the week.  Please contact PATS with any questions or concerns.

Fall Parking Permit Sales Dates Announced

Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) is pleased to announce the permit sales dates for the 2015-2016 school year:

July 23, 2015 @ 7:30 a.m.

Zones *R & *S (Residence Life and Casas del Rio Residents)

July 28, 2015 @ 7:30 a.m.

Zones *GR, *L, *M, T, *U, **P, RIO and Yale structure

All Faculty/Staff/Emeritus permit

July 30, 2015 @ 7:30 a.m.

Zones *G, Q and South Lot

*Restricted by Permit Eligibility 

**Not available for online purchase

See the Student Permits page for more information on prices and purchase restrictions.

UPDATE: Summer Permit and Parking Information for Residents

Based off of customer feedback we received, Parking & Transportation Services has decided to honor all current resident permits (RRS, SRS) through May 31, 2015. Starting Monday, June 1, 2015, vehicles displaying expired resident permits will be cited.

Students who will be living on campus during the summer will still need to purchase a summer permit, valid from June 1st – August 16th.  

If you will not be living on campus over the summer but wish to park at UNM, you can purchase a pro-rated permit from our office, valid from the date of purchase through August 16th.  Permits are subject to eligibility and availability at the time of sale.

2015-2016 Resident Permit Purchase and Pre-Registration Information

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) is offering a pre-sale permit registration for eligible returning resident students who have renewed their campus leases for the 2015-2016 academic year. Eligible students will be able to add their name to a pre-sale registration list for either an ‘R’ or ‘S’ (Lomas Structure) permit. The pre-sale registration will be open for enrollment from 8:00 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2015 through 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2015. Follow these instructions to add yourself to the pre-sale registration list.

SSSC/Lobo Village Summer Service Begins May 11th

 As the spring semester comes to an end, Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) announces reduced SSSC/Lobo Village shuttle service for the summer semester beginning Monday, May 11, 2015. During the summer semester, the SSSC/Lobo Village shuttle will operate 6:30 a.m. to 7p.m., Monday through Friday, and will service the following stops:

  • Yale Mall
  • SSSC/Research
  • Lobo Village

 The shuttle will visit the Yale Mall and SSSC/Research stops approximately every 20 minutes and the Lobo Village stop approximately every 40 minutes.  The last shuttle will depart from Yale Mall at 6:50 p.m. daily.  See the full daily schedule.

Regular service for all shuttles will resume on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.

South Lot Closes for Summer on May 1st

As the spring semester comes to an end, Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) announces the closure of South Lot for the summer semester.

South Lot will close for the summer effective 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. Between May 1st and August 16th all South Lot permits can be used in G and Q Lots, where shuttle service will continue throughout the summer. Regular shuttle service for South Lot will resume at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015.

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

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 $1.75/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 $1.75/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.

Recent News

Emergency Lot Repairs
July 13, 2015
A Student Services Repairs

Repairs in R Lot
May 8, 2015
Scheduled lot maintenance and repairs will take place in parts of the R Lot the week of May 11, 2015 Read More...

2015-16 Pre-Registration
May 6, 2015
PATS is offering a pre-sale permit registration for eligible returning resident students who have renewed their campus leases for the 2015-2016 academic year Read More...

Summer SSSC/LV Schedule
May 5, 2015
PATS announces reduced SSSC/Lobo Village shuttle service for the summer semester Read More...

Summer Resident Parking
May 4, 2015
Resident permit holders (RRS, SRS) that your permits will expire on Saturday, May 16, 2015 Read More...

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