Student Life

A *Lobo is a Leader

It is exciting, amazing and life-changing to become an International Student.  Only the most adventurous & brave people decide to study at a university in a foreign country.  If you decide to have your university experience abroad, you will join the historic ranks of many of the world's leading people. We believe that living in New Mexico is an excellent choice to grow as a student and as an individual. 

 At UNM you will not be alone. There are over 450 Student clubs & organizations for you to join. The Global Education Office is the center for all 1,500 International Students and supports all UNM students with their International concerns.

 *Lobo is the Spanish word for Wolf.  It is also UNM's mascot. We are the UNM Lobos. We run in a pack. 

Get Outside

It is fun (and so easy) here to get outside and get your physical health in shape. Skiing and hiking. Golfing and rafting. Right outside your house in Albuquerque. Rock climbing, or riding a bicycle? Morning, noon and into the night, if you like. Hot air ballooning.

You decide when, we can tell you where. With over 310 days of sunshine, the only things around here that will keep you from getting out and immersing yourself in open-air adventures are the limits you set. New Mexico offers great Hiking, Biking, and Skiing/Snowboarding.

 An Active, Thriving Campus

CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Catch a touring Broadway show at the state’s premier arts venue, right on campus. Or take in a student theater or dance production.

GALLERIES- Tour UNM's art galleries. We have three on campus, including the world-renowned Tamarind Institute. Never heard of it? Look it up.

SUB THEATER - A semester pass gets you 14 movies for 15 dollars. All blockbuster hits. All in our comfy, large-screen theater.

MUSEUMS - We have six museums right on campus. Featuring everything from meteorites from all over the universe to art from all over the world.

LOUIE’S LOUNGE & THE CELLAR - Pool tables. Ping Pong. Karaoke. Foosball. X-box. Stop in. Chill out. Good fun for little or no cost. So, what do you feel like doing?

ARTS & CRAFTS STUDIO - $12 gets you jewelry-making, ceramics, kilns, tools, pottery wheels and random workshops all year round.