Visitors

Campus visitors who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to any UNM campus

Restricted Access to the University of New Mexico Albuquerque Campus
For the safety of the UNM campus community and residents of the communities surrounding UNM, the UNM Albuquerque campus, excluding UNM Hospitals facilities, will remain open only to current students, faculty, staff, and established vendors and contractors.

Any UNM department or unit that wishes to authorize visitors must establish an appointment process to properly account for visitors and ensure that the UNM established screening process occurs.

Types of Visitors

  • Student and family tours are currently offered in compliance with established social distancing guidelines and group size mandates. All tours require advanced reservation. We also offer a Virtual Campus Tour through the Admissions Office.
  • General public outdoor foot traffic is permitted to traverse the campus provided that individuals adhere to social distancing and group size mandates as established by the State of New Mexico and do not linger in campus open spaces. This group includes runners, walkers, dog walkers, etc. The intent is to allow adjacent neighborhoods access through campus without allowing them to congregate anywhere including the UNM North Course Trail, Duck Pond or Johnson Field.
  • Campus dining locations will continue to serve students faculty and staff on a limited basis. La Posada Dining Hall and the SRC Market will be exclusively available to UNM residents, meal plan holders of UNM Housing, Casas del Rio, Lobo Village, and Lobo Rainforest. Dining locations will offer pick up/take out service and incorporate limited seating as state orders will allow.
  • UNM Bookstores are open for UNM students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Please continue to check bookstore.unm.edu for current store hours and to learn more about the safety protocols required for in-person services.
  • Family and Friends of students living on campus are welcome but may not enter residence halls.
  • Volunteers assisting in a department should not be allowed on campus at this time; however, volunteers in an official business capacity that are essential to operations should be required to complete the alternative screening form each day prior to providing service to UNM. The volunteer should retain each completed form and be prepared to submit the completed forms to their supervisor, if requested. The volunteer should also complete the required mandatory training – Bringing Back the Pack – Return to Work (Spanish option).
  • Collaborating Researchers from other entities (Sandia National Laboratories, etc.) are required to complete the alternative screening form* each day prior to arriving at UNM. The Researcher should retain the completed forms and be prepared to submit the completed forms to their lead UNM Collaborator, if requested. The researcher should also complete the required mandatory training – Bringing Back the Pack – Return to Work (Spanish option).
  • Interviewees for UNM jobs should follow UNM’s Interview Guidelines for Staff.
  • For the sake of these guidelines, Vendors and Contractors are not considered “visitors” and have their own guidelines for compliance at UNM under the University’s COVID operations. See the Vendor and Contractor Business Process page for more information.

*Collaborating Researchers at the HSC Campus must follow the protocols outlined for Vendors and Contractors.

Visitor Protocol

While UNM does allow visitors in a limited fashion, all visitors to each of the University of New Mexico campuses are responsible for following all current public health orders and for taking all steps needed to minimize the possible transmission of COVID-19.  The COVID Safe Practices described at Expectations for the Pack apply to visitors; see the State of New Mexico COVID Safe Practices (CSPs) and Public Health Orders.

Only UNM students, UNM faculty, and other UNM employees/volunteer workers, and those conducting official business with the university are permitted inside UNM buildings. 

Campus visitors who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to any UNM campus.

All visitors to UNM campuses:

  • must wear a mask or face covering at all times (unless eating, drinking or swimming),
  • must adhere to social distancing and group size mandates as established by the State of New Mexico Department of Health
  • must comply with all posted COVID signage.

Visitors to UNM Clinical Facilities

UNM recognizes its obligations under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and the UNM Police Department will ensure that those individuals seeking treatment at the UNM Hospitals, including the Emergency Department, Cancer Center and other medical clinics are not interfered with in that process so they can receive an appropriate medical screening examination, stabilization, and/or treatment, as the case may be. Visitors to UNM Hospital, the Emergency Department, Cancer Center and other medical clinics will need to comply with UNM Hospital and clinic policies relative to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.