In an effort to conserve resources over the holidays, every year, The University of New Mexico and Facilities Management (FM) implements its annual Winter Setback Program. Between Dec. 22 –Jan.1, 2024 UNM Facility Management, in collaboration with Lobo Energy, will implement a temperature reduction initiative in unoccupied spaces across our campuses.
This strategic measure is aimed at minimizing energy consumption and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The Facilities Management team uses this opportunity to maximize energy savings while constantly moving toward a more sustainable energy model. The impact of this adjustment will primarily be felt in hallways, offices, and classrooms within buildings selected for the Winter Break Setback Program.If you find yourself entering a building included in the Winter Break Setback Program and wish to adjust the temperature, you have the option to override the system and activate the heating for a two-hour period by adjusting the thermostat. FM kindly requests that this action be limited to workspace areas only. Community members who have programmable thermostats are welcome to participate in the program by lowering their office temperature to 65 degrees.
FM and Lobo Energy have identified the areas of most energy savings at this time. It is important to note that all healthcare facilities and research laboratories will maintain their regular occupied temperature settings and remain unaffected by this program. They will work with occupants whose workspace must remain at normal levels due to research or lab environments.
The cooperation from the campus community in this initiative is highly valued as FM collectively strives to contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Everyone’s efforts play a crucial role in fostering sustainability on our campus.
Along with lower temperatures, many buildings and services will be unavailable during winter break. Below is a list of hours for some key areas and departments around campus.
Information Technologies will have regular hours (7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ) Thursday, Dec. 21. IT will be closed Friday, Dec. 22-Monday Jan. 1 and will be back to regular hours Tuesday, Jan. 2. For UNM IT-related issues, IT Customer Service Support will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 22 and Dec. 26-29. For UNM IT-related emergencies or outages outside of those hours, call 505-277-5757 and leave a message.
UNM IT computer labs will have limited opening Dec. 18-21 and Jan. 2-12, with only Lobo Lab, Dane Smith Hall and Athletics open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All computer labs will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. UNM IT will resume normal hours on Jan. 17. Please visit Find a Computer Lab for up-to-date information about lab and classroom hours.
Zimmerman Library will have winter intersession hours Dec. 18-22 & Jan. 3-14. During this time, the library will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and closed on the weekends. The library will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1. Regular spring hours resume Jan. 16.
Centennial Science and Engineering Library and Fine Arts and Design Library will have winter intersession hours Dec. 18-22 & Jan. 2-14. During this time, the library will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The library will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1. Regular spring hours resume Jan. 16.
Student Union Building will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Dec. 11-16 and open Dec. 18-22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The SUB will then be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. It will be open again from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from Jan. 2-17. From then on, it will be back to normal scheduled hours.
The Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center closes at 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 through 8 a.m. on Jan. 2. During this time, the library building and services are unavailable. Regular spring hours resume on Jan. 4.
The UNM Bookstore is open Dec. 11-16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan 1. Regular Spring hours resume on Jan. 2.
The Medical Legal Bookstore is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Dec. 21 and closed Dec. 22-31. Regular Spring hours resume on Jan. 1.
Shuttle services and parking-related closures are also limited during the break.
The Parking and Transportation Services office will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2 for winter break. The business office will resume its regular schedule on Jan. 3. Once resumed, the office is open Mon-Fri from 7:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Parking will be enforced during the Dec. 19-22 intersession from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Dec. 23 through Jan. 2 parking will not be enforced due to the university closure. Parking will be enforced during the Jan. 4 – Jan. 16 intersession from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Jan. 18 enforcement will resume to regular hours.
During Dec. 19-22, intersession shuttle services will operate from 6:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. During this time routes will be modified, and the night bus will not operate. Shuttle services are unavailable from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2 due to the university closure. During the Jan. 2-12 intersession shuttle services will operate from 6:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. During this time routes will be modified, and night buses will not operate. On Jan. 15 enforcement will resume to regular Spring hours. More shuttle details regarding route changes and shuttle hours can be found on the PATS website.
For any other questions, PATS can be contacted at 505-277-1938 or through their email; firstname.lastname@example.org.