Events & Event Planning

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, public health orders issued by the New Mexico Department of Health have limited the ability for events to be held on the campus of The University of New Mexico.

Commencement Event Planning

The University of New Mexico will allow approved in-person, and drive through/drive-in commencement events. Commencement event coordinators should review current public health orders issued by the state of New Mexico as well as UNM’s guidelines for commencement event planning prior to submitting an event request.

Commencement events must be submitted and approved through the event request system. Once approved, coordinators may secure their event location and work with event and safety staff to coordinate logistics.

Event Request System

Event requests must be submitted, reviewed, and approved prior to their occurrence on campus. Visit the event request webpage for more information and to submit your request.


For questions regarding in-person ceremonies please contact Ryan Lindquist at

For questions regarding drive-in and drive through ceremonies on main campus please contact Amanda Gerard at