PATS Parking & Bicycle Quick Guide

August 23, 2023

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (UNM PATS) would like to provide essential parking and bicycle details for a hassle-free journey to and around UNM. If you plan to park your vehicle on UNM’s Albuquerque campuses during the academic year, you must display a valid Academic Year 2023-24 (AY23-24) parking permit from UNM PATS or utilize hourly parking options.

PATS Parking Permits

  • Already purchased? Great, you should have received your parking permit in the mail over these past few days. If not, rest assured it is on the way.
  • Need to purchase?* You have the option to purchase through the PATS Parking Portal online or in-person at the PATS Business office, 2401 Redondo Drive Northeast, Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • *Keep in mind, several parking permit options are sold out.
  • Displaying Your Permit: To avoid citations, make sure to properly display your AY23-24 parking permit (annual or "fall-only") or pay station receipt. Your permit is valid starting Monday, Aug. 21.

Pay Station & Visitor Parking

  • Pay stations: PATS provides pay stations in multiple surface lots throughout the campus. The new Pay-by-Plate program makes it easier to pay for hourly parking across UNM Albuquerque campuses.
  • ParkMobile: Allows users to purchase hourly parking in the Cornell and Yale parking structures using a smart phone, web browser or by simply calling ‘ParkMobile.’ Download the app on Android or iOS.
    • Don’t want to download? Pay stations are available to utilize in both structures. Park in a stall, remember the stall number, and purchase your parking time at the pay stations located near the elevators.

Bicycle Racks & Lockers

  • Bike Racks: PATS provides free-to-use bike racks throughout UNM campuses. UNM Police Department (PD) recommends utilizing a U-lock around your frame and at least one wheel.
    • Register your bike for free etching from UNM PD and learn more about bike safety on campus.
  • Bike Lockers: PATS rents 94 bicycle lockers at $48/year for AY23-24 to UNM students, faculty, and staff.
    • Contact the PATS Business office for availability at 505-277-1938 or at
  • Bike Maintenance: Register for a membership through UNM Recreational Services for the Lobo Bike Shop with a valid UNM ID.

Stay updated with UNM PATS on Facebook, X (@UNMPATS), or Instagram (@unm_pats) for traffic advisories, construction notices, employment opportunities, permit sale dates, and more exciting updates.

For questions, please call us at 505-277-1938, send an email to, or visit us in person at the PATS Business Office.


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