Preparing for your First day

The first day in a new job is always exciting. There are some things you will need to know in advance, to get the day started on the right foot.

Parking : The Office of Faculty Affairs & Services will include a temporary parking permit in your welcome packet once all of your new hire paperwork has been signed.  This permit is only temporary; to purchase your permit you will need to take the following to Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) located at 2401 Redondo Dr. NE (north of George Pearl Hall). PATS is open Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM:

  • UNM Lobo ID or employment contract
  • Vehicle make, model, and color
  • Vehicle license plate number and state
  • A form of payment:
    • Faculty can sign up for monthly payroll deduction payments, which has the added benefit of automatic annual renewal.
    • Faculty may choose to transfer the balance of their permit to their UNM Bursar's account. Visa, MasterCard, and cash are accepted

If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate in calling the Office of Faculty Affairs & Services at (505) 277-4528 and speak to one of the staff members. More information may be obtained at:

abq busBus Service: The City of Albuquerque has good bus services, including Rapid Ride. The Rapid Ride buses make a limited number of stops along Central Ave. with multiple stops at UNM.  You may obtain a free bus pass in the Student Union Building; the pass (a sticker affixed to your faculty ID) allows unlimited rides on the city bus system.