UNM Parking Info for Newcomers
Students, faculty and staff may purchase annual parking permits. Lobos who choose not to purchase a permit, as well as campus visitors, may use various daily and hourly parking options. Restrictions apply.
What do I need to buy?
To purchase a parking permit for UNM you will need:
- LoboCard or Driver's License, if purchasing in-person
- UNM NetID and Password, if purchasing online
- Vehicle make, model, and color
- Vehicle license plate number
- A form of payment
Find more permit information using right sidebar navigation.
ADA Accessible Parking
If you have a state-issued placard that has been issued to you, you have many accessible parking options around campus. You may park in any designated accessible parking space, any regular permitted space, and any pay station space (including parking structures).
Visit our ADA Parking page for more information.
Parking Liability Waiver
The University of New Mexico ("UNM") assumes no responsibility or liability for the care or protection of any vehicle or its content while it is parked on university property and permit holder hereby releases UNM from any liability arising from fire, theft, damage to or loss of your vehicle or any vehicle left therein.
UNM reserves the right to block or otherwise restrict parking areas and roadways for maintenance, special events or other functions deemed appropriate.Park at your own risk!
- Properly display your parking permit. If using a sunshade, ensure the permit is visible on review mirror or on driver side dashboard.
- Park only in the zone that corresponds to your permit you purchased to avoid any parking violations. Be sure to park responsibly, between two white lines or at a bumper barrier.
- Never park in spaces designated with special signage, such as ADA, reserved, loading zones,
- Pay extra, if possible, when using pay station parking.
- Properly display your valid ADA placard when parking in an ADA space.
- Never park in spaces restricted by signage (e.g. Reserved, Patient Parking, barricaded or construction zones, etc.).
- Unpaid tickets or excessive tickets received may result in disciplinary action from the Dean of Students.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ENFORCE DURING ACADEMIC BREAKS
Visit our Enforcement page for more information, 3:45 p.m. Rule, citations, and more.
The UNM Transportation system is offered free of charge and transports students, staff, faculty, and visitors from UNM Park and Ride lots onto campus connecting the north, main, and south campus areas.
- At peak times you can expect a shuttle approximately every 15 minutes.
- Shuttle ride time is typically 12 minutes or less.
- PATS shuttles are ADA Accessible (equipped with lifts).
- Regular hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Track the locations of UNM Shuttles in real-time using PassioGo!
Get to your destination using ABQ RIDE, Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) or Sun Van, the City of Albuquerque's public transit system. Learn more about Albuquerque Transit.
- Visit myabqride.com for bus routes and schedules.
- Track the locations of the ABQ RIDE & ART buses in real-time with Where's My Bus.
- Free bike racks across campus.
- Bike lockers available for yearly rental through UNM PATS.
- Bike maintenance through UNM Recreational Services, Lobo Bike Shop.
- Bike etching through UNM Police Department along with bike safety info.
- Visit the Bike to Campus section of our website for more info.