Intermittent Road/Lot Delays: Special Events on 12.15 to 12.16.2023

December 12, 2023

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (UNM PATS) is notifying the UNM community and our customers to expect HIGH VEHICLE/FOOT TRAFFIC on Friday, December 15 to Saturday, December 16 due to several special events. Here’s what you need to know:

Special Events:

  • Fall 2023 University Commencement – The Pit
    • Friday, December 15 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Mariachi Christmas – Popejoy Hall
    • Friday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • NM Philharmonic Presents Holiday Pops! – Popejoy Hall
    • Saturday, December 16 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Event Parking Options:

  • UNM Shuttles will provide Park & Ride services from G-lot near University Boulevard and Tucker Avenue to Popejoy Hall
  • Cornell parking structure pay station parking, across from UNM Bookstore near Central Avenue
  • Yale parking structure pay station parking, located near Yale Boulevard and Lomas Boulevard
  • A-lot South of Johnson Gym near Central Avenue between Stanford Drive and Princeton Drive on Saturday, December 16
    • Payment is required in pay stations spaces and parking is enforced in all spaces further restricted by signage

Road Delays/Closures:

  • Traffic Congestion on Redondo Drive from Yale Boulevard to Princeton Drive
  • Traffic Congestion at Cornell parking structure for event parking
  • Traffic Congestion on University Boulevard and Avenida Cesar Chavez

Event parking not permitted for:

  • R Zones including the R/E-lot located on the Northwest corner of Central Avenue and Girard Boulevard
  • A-lot South of Johnson Gym near Central Avenue between Stanford Drive and Princeton Drive on Friday, December 15

Alternative Routes/Parking:

  • R-lot permit holders will need to use the Southwest entrance of Redondo Village and display an active “R” permit for access to R zone parking.
  • PATS enforcement offices will be on site to provide traffic and permit control.

Stay updated with UNM PATS on Facebook, X (@UNMPATS), or Instagram (@unm_pats) for advisories, construction notices, permit purchase 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.

Thank you.