Become a Lobo

We are looking forward to you joining the pack! You are going to be a part of a world-class university with boundless opportunities to build your future. To become a Lobo there are a few steps to take such as signing up for New Student Orientation and understanding your financial aid award. Below are resources to help you prepare to attend UNM.

Things to Keep in Mind

What’s next? If you’ve been admitted to UNM there are six steps to complete to join the pack:

  1. Create a NetID to gain access to your myUNM student account
  2. Complete your FAFSA
  3. Sign up for New Student Orientation
  4. Register for Housing
  5. Take Lobo Course Placement Exam prior to New Student Orientation
  6. Send your official high school transcript and official transcripts from colleges/universities in which you received dual credit to UNM Office of Admissions.  An official copy can be sent to

Download the Lobo Checklist

Sign up for New Student Orientation

Important Dates

Feb 2 - May 1 | Early Bird Registration for UNM Housing
May 22 | Early Bird roommate selection
June 1 | Accept Scholarships

Important:  If you have been awarded a scholarship you will receive an email with a link to accept the scholarship.  If you cannot locate the email please email or call 505.277.8900.

June 6-10 | Early Bird room selection
June 26 | Early Bird room assignments sent to myUNM email

Lobo Library

Visit the Lobo Library to view informational how-to videos about all the things you need to know as an admitted student. 

Visit the Lobo Library to learn more about:

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Housing
  • Dining
  • New Student Orientation

You'll be prompted to create an account to view the Lobo Library videos.

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