Applications and Assignments FAQ


For incoming students, you must be admitted to take classes at New Mexico Tech for your application to be considered. Once you get here, you must remain a full-time student (12 credit hours for undergraduate students; graduate students may be eligible to live in University Housing with less credits). Students eligible for family housing, must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours if they are undergraduate students and 6 credit hours if they are graduate students. If you drop below our credit hour requirements at anytime, you must notify Residential Life immediately. Most undergraduate students are required to carry a campus meal plan in order to reside in University Housing. For more information on housing requirments, please refer to our Room & Board Application and License Agreement (Housing & Meals application).
When you are accepted to study at New Mexico Tech, fill out the room and board application on our main webpage. You must print it out (both pages), sign it and then mail it to us with your deposit.
When fall reservations for University Housing become full, late applicants may be placed on a waiting list for housing, in which case they would be notified directly. Please contact us for more information.
A deposit of $200 is required to hold your room; Family Housing residents pay an additional $50 per family member. Deposits can be paid with a credit card or check.
Please review our cancellation policy. Cancellations must be in writing and e-mails are acceptable. If you wish to cancel, you can send an email to us at
Please refer to our current Rate Sheet page.
For the fall semester we begin to make room assignments in May. You will receive an email from our department when we initially receive your application and then another in the summer after we have assigned you a room. In general, fall housing assignments are sent to incoming students New Mexico Tech email addresses ( around the 1st week of July.
This information will be e-mailed with your housing assignment. This may change if your roommate cancels or switches assignments.
There are many reasons why you didn’t receive your requested roommate. Some include late date of either application, no space was left in your requested hall, or your requested roommate did not request you. If you would like to discuss your individual situation, please contact us.

Parking, Internet & Other Amenities

At Tech, there are no reserved parking spaces, and it does not cost to park on campus. Parking is readily available in our many parking lots across campus. If you live on campus, you may be required to register your vehicle. This does not cost, but assures that if we need to contact you to move your vehicle, we can get you.
Each residential student can access the Internet via the University’s wireless and/or wired options. For assistance getting connected please contact Tech’s Information Services Department
Phones are not provided in student rooms. If you would like phone services (local calls, long distance, voicemail, etc.) please contact Tech’s Information Services Department
Please review the list of items suggested items to bring on our main page.
Please click on Residence Halls & Apartments for a list of our amenities.
Check in days vary depending on whether you are a new or returning student. Please refer to your assignment confirmation email for correct information on your check in day and instructions. When you arrive on your scheduled check-in day, you will first check in with our staff directly at your assigned residence hall or apartment. When you arrive on campus, please go to your assigned hall or apartment complex where you will see signs for check in. If you have any questions or need an after-hours checkin please email our office in advance.
We do have some designated single rooms in the Residence Halls. Having a double room to yourself is only available if occupancy numbers permit it. Super single room assignments will occur, as space permits, after the 2nd week of classes at the beginning of each semester.
Speak with your RA first. Your RA should be aware of your desire to change rooms and in the case or a roommate conflict he or she can help facilitate a roommate agreement. RAs will let you know if a room switch may be possible and if so how to proceed.

Room and Apartment Questions

In the event that there is a problem with your room, please email your workorder request to Residential Life at In the event of an emergence (flooding, etc), please contact Campus Police at 575-835-5434.
The Residence Halls close at noon on the Saturday of finals week. For more specific date information, please contact us.
All Traditional Residence Halls Close during semester breaks. These include Baca, Driscoll, Presidents, South, Torres and West.

Miscellaneous Questions

All Tech residence halls and University apartments have Resident Assistants (RAs) who are upper-class students. RAs at Tech play many different roles: peer counselors, resource people, educators, and programmers. RAs spend a significant amount of time getting to know students on an individual basis as well as working to bring residents together to create a positive floor and hall community.

Attending university can be both an exciting and challenging time. Fortunately, you will be able to depend on your RA for support. Your RA has not only experienced the day-to-day problems and anxieties that you may encounter as a student, but has been specially trained to help you handle them. RAs are there to help you adapt to your living and academic environment. They will guide you through the many issues that confront today’s college student, such as academic difficulties, social life, and personal problems.

RAs also lead various activities that allow you an opportunity to meet and interact with other students at Tech. You will have many opportunities to take part in a variety of activities that will help you grow socially, academically and culturally. The RAs are committed to helping you achieve the best college experience by keeping you connected to all the opportunities Tech and the surrounding community have to offer.