The exceptional actions of our residents this fall have resulted in the residence halls remaining open for the duration of the fall semester and into spring. We commend our residents for their dedication to protecting the pack. 

RLSH is planning that the main campus housing facilities, as well as Rainforest, will remain open for the duration of the fall semester. Given the spiking nature of the virus in the county, state, and country, however, we will continue to outline the possibility of a closure of the residence hall. 

As a permanent reference point on the details related to RLSH’s unanticipated closure plan, and any updates we make throughout the semester, please visit: We will maintain this page with any information related to closures throughout the semester/year, and where appropriate we will email those updates to students via their UNM email. 

In the event there is a closure, it is possible that you may be asked to: 

  • Relocate to another residence hall; and/or
  • Depart from campus, unless granted an exception to remain.

We strive to be as transparent and upfront as possible with you about our process if some or all of housing would need to close throughout the winter recess.  

RLSH anticipates maintaining a very limited exception process for students who demonstrate an absolute need to stay on campus in the event of an unanticipated closure.