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Visitor and Hourly Parking at the University of New Mexico

Park. Pay. Go! Hourly Parking for $1.00 per half-hour, Available 24/7

Welcome to the University of New Mexico! We offer an array of parking services for visitors who are on campus for limited or short periods of time. From offering an extensive selection of hourly parking to daily, weekly, and monthly permits, we have a solution that will meet your needs. With over 40,000 students, staff, and faculty coming to campus a regular basis and only about 14,000 parking spaces, parking is in high demand. Our students, staff, and faculty typically purchase permits to park in specified parking zones. Our visitors and guests are encouraged to use our simple hourly Park. Pay. Go! services. 

Hourly Parking is available at the Cornell Structure, the Yale Structure, and at individual pay stations around campus at the rate of $1.00 per half-hour. All hourly parking is purchased using pay stations that accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover or through the use of Parkmobile to pay remotely by cell phone. Cash payments are only accepted on the third floor of the Cornell Structure, (bills only, no change accepted). See our map illustrating where you can access hourly parking, indicated by the icon to the left. Click on the relevant tutorial below for more information.

Evening Flat Rate Parking is available in both the Yale and Cornell parking structures. The Evening Flat Rate is available for use 7 days a week, between 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight) and costs $5 per use. Please note that this offer is not valid during special events.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Parking is available in the Cornell parking structure on the fourth (4th) level and also in the Yale parking structure on the first (1st) level. Use of the charging station parking space is reserved for EVs that are actively charging and is limited to 4-hour use/time limit. User pays for the parking space, not for the electricity (the regular $1 per 1/2 hr. pay station parking rate applies). For more information or for instructions on how to use the ChargePoint Level 2 Commercial Charging Stations please click here.

  • Cornell Garage
  • Yale Garage


UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) and Parkmobile USA, Inc. are pleased to provide an innovative service that allows students, staff, faculty, and visitors of UNM to save time and money by using their mobile phone to pay for parking. The service is available at the Cornell Parking Structure and Yale Parking Garage and allows users to purchase hourly parking using a smart phone application or by simply calling Parkmobile. The service is also available over the Internet. 

Drivers can sign up for Parkmobile for free at  www.parkmobile.com, where they can also download an easy to use mobile app available on the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. The Parkmobile website also allows non-smart phone app users to register for the service. Once registered, drivers can purchase hourly parking through Parkmobile by simply communicating their zone and parking space stall number and the amount of time to be purchased to Parkmobile. A nominal fee of $0.35 will apply to each transaction. As an added benefit, the service will automatically update users when their time is about to expire via text message and will offer the opportunity to purchase more time if needed.

The new service is currently only available in the Cornell Parking Structure and Yale Parking Garage locations on campus. Cashless pay stations remain available at each location and accept Visa/Mastercard/Discover cards for non-Parkmobile users. Learn more about Parkmobile at UNM.

ADA Parking

UNM Parking and Transportation Services offers a wide range of parking for our mobility impaired customers.  For more information, please visit our Mobility Impaired Parking webpage.

Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Permits

For visitors and guests who will be on campus for longer than just a few hours, we recommend purchasing a short-term, temporary parking permit at the PATS Main OfficeThese permits are for particular parking zones near the location of your university business and provide a reliable parking option for the duration of your business on campus. Eligibility restrictions apply

  • Daily Permits - $8.00
  • Weekly Permits - $24.00
  • Monthly Permits - $61.00

Other Information for Visitors

  • Our parking officers and other staff in the field are available to help you. Please feel free to approach us with questions.
  • There is no free parking on campus. Users must display a proper permit or pay the appropriate hourly parking fee.
  • We do have parking enforcement on campus and our paid parking spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here for detailed parking enforcement hours.