UNM Food

Safety Precautions

The UNM Food Dining facility is taking many precautions to ensure that all of our students and associates are safe while dining with us. UNM Food will have safety signage and equipment that will ensure students practice social distancing, maintaining facial covering requirements, frequently wash their hands, and utilize hand sanitizing stations.  Seating will be configured to maintain social distancing per State and local guidelines.  The following measures will be included in our safety plan at La Posada and all food services on campus.

  • No Self Service
  • Facial coverings and other applicable safety supplies required for associates and diners
  • Daily associate wellness checks to include temperature check
  • Surface sanitizing every 30 minutes
  • Constant sanitizing of high contact surfaces
  • Increased hand washing and glove guidelines
  • Take-out meals available
  • Online ordering for pickup and delivery available for participating locations
  • Plexiglas Shields at all transaction and communication sites
  • Contactless payment options

In addition, UNM Food will comply with all guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the New Mexico Department of Health to ensure the safety of our students and associates. We will be updating our policies and procedures throughout the fall semester as needed and will communicate these changes promptly. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at food@unm.edu or direct message us on our Instagram platform @UNMFood.

Students will be required to comply with any state executive orders and campus regulations for the safety of the community.

FOR EXAMPLE: Current guidelines regarding face coverings, dine in/takeout restrictions, social distancing, and number of diners per table.

Meal Plan Requirement

Freshmen who elect to live in UNM main campus housing (including Casas del Rio) are required to purchase one of the four Full Access Meal Plans for the academic year. These include the Cherry Unlimited, Lobo Unlimited, Cherry Weekly 15, or Lobo Weekly 15. If a freshman main campus resident does not select a plan, the Lobo Weekly 15 will be the default selection activated for use and charged to the student’s Bursar account on January 10, 2021. Visit our 2020/2021 Meal Plans page for more information.

Dining Options

UNM Food will deliver the most comprehensive dining experience as we are able to while following state safety standards and UNM guidelines. A reduced campus population may cause operating hours of our locations to reduce or fluctuate. Current hours of operation will be available at food.unm.edu throughout the semester. Please reach out to us at food.unm.edu for any assistance with meeting dietary needs.

Meal Plan Credit

UNM Food may issue a credit for residents in conjunction with an approved ‘Planned End of Semester Closure’ checkout from their campus residence and confirmation of a spring 2021 housing assignment. Please note that students must comply with the checkout process to be eligible for a credit equivalent to two weeks of meal plan usage applied to your Bursar account for spring 2021 billing details. Any credits would be subject to discounts for scholarship, financial aid, and merit and/or grant aid. Students who do not return to the halls or purchase a voluntary Full Access Meal Plan for the next semester will forfeit the credit generated by the closure.

Please refer to the ‘End of Fall Semester Closure & Thanksgiving Transition to Online Courses’ checkout procedures in the Housing section for credit eligibility.