2021 - 2022
WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF UNIQUE
PERSPECTIVES EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES.
WE ARE A CULTURE OF CONTRAST RATHER
THAN A CONTRAST OF CULTURES, UNAFRAID
TO LET OUR COLORS RUN AND BLEND AND LET
THE VERY THINGS THAT DIVIDE US BECOME
THE THINGS THAT CONNECT US TO EACH
OTHER. SO WE CAN CREATE, COLLECT AND
SPREAD KNOWLEDGE—ABOUT EVERYTHING
FROM NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND FINE ARTS
TO ENZYMATIC FUEL CELLS, REVOLUTIONARY
MEDICINE AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT MAKES US STRONG—
AND A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.
A Welcome from President Stokes
It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to The University of New Mexico.
I often hear from colleagues and guests visiting UNM for the first time that this campus is unlike anything they expected. I’ve heard students, staff and faculty who have traveled many miles to join the Lobo family say it only took one visit to know UNM was where they wanted to live, learn, work and pursue their dreams. Some say it is the indisputable beauty of the campus that convinced them. Others will tell you it’s the vibrancy of our “city-within-a-city” which offers everything from Broadway performances and museums to some of the Southwest’s finest study and research facilities. For me, it was every Lobo I met—helping to realize the far-reaching impact of this University.
This place is more than a captivating campus, although it is striking. It is more than classrooms and meandering paths, although they are enlightening. It is a warm and welcoming place where community comes first. A place where we innovate and collaborate to help each other and advance the world.
This guide provides a glimpse of that community, and what UNM has to offer you. Whether you are a future Lobo or Lobo alum, world traveler or next-door neighbor, I’m confident that we have a reason—or many—to keep you coming back.
Enjoy your visit and go Lobos!
Garnett S. Stokes,
NEXT TO THE
ON A PLATEAU
BELOW A GREAT SKY
Live and learn in a historic city on an expansive mesa a mile above sea level. A city that’s simultaneously cosmopolitan and soulful, urban and rural, and brimming with light and possibilities. This is Albuquerque. A friendly place just around the corner from ordinary, on land bisected by historic Route 66 and the great Rio Grande, a stone’s throw from the monumental Sandia Mountains. Named for their sunset-crimson hue—“sandia” is the Spanish word for “watermelon”—they appear to leap out of the landscape to the east, and serve as an awe-inspiring example of the kind of wild, natural beauty that wraps around everything here and rushes off in every direction throughout the state. You’ll see.
It’s just kind of different here. Bigger. It seems to sweep much higher overhead, but also reaches down to kiss the sun-tanned plateau from horizon to horizon. Because that’s what the sky does over the largest city in the fifth-largest state in the country. It collaborates with thousands of wide-open miles of some of the most untamed territory in the Southwest to make an unforgettable impression on you. To inspire you.