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Campus Housing Update: March 21

Update 3/21/2020 - 12:50 pm

Good afternoon,

This applies to all residents with the exception of those in Student Family Housing.

Residents who did not leave their campus housing assignment for spring break are welcome to continue to stay. Guests and visitors are not allowed in on-campus residence halls and apartments until further notice.

Residents who left campus housing for the break and are interested in returning for their personal belongings must follow this protocol: 

  • If you left the State of New Mexico or the El Paso area do not return to campus. Your belongings will remain in place until it is safe for you to return. 

  • If you did not leave the State of New Mexico or the El Paso area you may sign up for a time to return your room or apartment and collect your belongings. Following the scheduled time for your entry to campus housing is critical and will strictly limit the number of people in any area at one time. Direction on that will be communicated to you in an email from your Resident Director today. For example, Nicki Halopka, the Resident Director for Chamisa Village will send an email to those residents and Autumn Combs, Resident Director for Piñon Hall will send an email to those residents, etc. That will occur today by 5:00 pm it is critical that you follow instructions closely including using the express checkout process and not bringing guests or helpers into campus housing areas for moving.

Residents who did not leave campus housing and wish to leave now should use the express checkout process. Envelopes for this process are available at the Chamisa and Garcia desks and at the bulletin boards in the Aggie Express building on south campus. If you are not able to access the envelopes, please leave your keys on your desk and send an email to letting us know that you’ve left. Guests and visitors are not allowed in on-campus residence halls and apartments even to provide moving assistance.

Residents who do not have another option for living arrangements should submit THIS FORM. Once that is done a housing staff member will contact you within 24 hours. We will work through each situation on a case by case basis to ensure our residents who need to live on campus have that option.

These are unprecedented times. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated as we endeavor to serve you with a focus on the health and safety of residents and staff. Please understand you are our priority and we are doing everything we can to keep you safe.

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Ophelia Watkins
Interim Executive Director, Housing & Residential Life