The University of New Mexico heads north to Santa Fe on Monday, Jan. 30 for UNM Day at the Legislature, an annual event during the session where a variety of departments, faculty, staff and students converge near the Rotunda to showcase the importance of UNM’s work in the arts, business, community, health, research and more.
Nearly 30 departments will be taking part in UNM Day at the Legislature with several departments from the Health Sciences Center, including the College of Nursing, School of Medicine, UNM Cancer Center and health screenings by Pharmacy students. Other campus participants from main campus include ASUNM/GPSA, El Centro de la Raza, Equity and Inclusion, Community Engagement, Popejoy Hall, School of Law, UNM Libraries and UNM Press to name a few. Additionally, each branch campus will also be represented.
Activities include performances in the house and senate chambers, memorials, proclamations, speeches, tours, and meet and greets.
Events begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 8 p.m.
Some of the UNM events include:
- 9 a.m. – Meet Your Legislator: Find your legislator information and office location at the ASUNM/GPSA Booth in the Rotunda.
- 10:30 a.m. – Observe the House and Senate Floor Sessions: The House and Senate will be issuing Memorials and Proclamations declaring January 30, UNM Day and recognizing outstanding Faculty and Students. Open Seating in the House and Senate Galleries.
- 1:30 p.m. – Guided Tour of the Capitol: Learn about the history of the Capitol, the various architectural components of the building and an overview of the world class Capital Art Collection. Meet in the East Lobby.
- 4:30 p.m. – UNM Legislative Briefing at La Fonda: Government Relations Team.
- 6 p.m. – Alumni Legislative Reception: (invitation only) contact Kim Feldman at email@example.com for an invitation. La Fonda Hotel, Ballroom.
For a schedule of events, visit: UNM Day at the Legislature.
UNM is also looking for funding during the session. While there are many financial challenges facing New Mexico legislators during this 60-day session, UNM has projects on main campus and the Health Sciences Center (HSC) including: Learning Environments renewal on main campus - $1 million, and HSC’s demolition of 1642 University Blvd. - $700,000.
There are also several branch campus projects including classroom renovation and utility upgrades at Gallup - $1 million; sustainability and infrastructure at Los Alamos - $750,000; and site and parking lot repair at Taos - $570,000.
The campus community can follow legislation as it progresses during the session through UNM’s Government Relations website. For specific legislation, visit UNM’s Bill Tracker. Daily legislative updates are also available during the session. Interested individuals can subscribe to receive updates.
For more information visit: Office of Government and Community Relations.