The University of New Mexico’s Facilities Management Department (FM) will implement its annual Winter Setback Program across campus, conserving both financial and environmental resources.

The program, which will run from Wednesday, Dec. 23 through Friday, Jan. 1, calls for lowering temperatures in many campus buildings while they are unoccupied during the semester break. FM and Lobo Energy, Inc. have identified the areas of most energy savings and will work with the occupants whose workspace must remain at normal levels due to sensitive research or lab environments. Additionally, facilities needed to address the ongoing pandemic have been identified and will not be impacted by the setback program.

Year after year, FM has been working to upgrade energy control systems on campus, enabling the monitoring of building conditions and allowing necessary adjustments in order to maximize energy savings. With annual energy costs at approximately $18 million, UNM’s winter break represents a significant opportunity to take full advantage of the control systems, saving the University thousands of dollars in utility costs.

For more information on campus energy management, review University Administrative Policy #5100

UNM Winter Break Hours

The following list also includes department closures or abbreviated hours during UNM’s winter break. UNM recommends campus visitors check the hours of the office / area you plan to visit.

Children’s Campus: UNMCC will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3.

Information Technologies: UNM IT computer labs will be closed from Dec. 19 through Jan. 10.

Dane Smith Hall will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Access to the Copy Center and the Dane Smith Annex will reopen Jan. 4, and the Dane Smith computer lab is expected to reopen Jan. 11.

Please visit Find a Computer Lab for up-to-date information about lab and classroom hours. For IT-related issues, emergencies or outages, call 505-277-5757 and leave a message.

Johnson Center: Johnson Center will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3.

Parking & Transportation Services: PATS parking office will be closed and there will be no parking enforcement during winter break. Shuttle services will NOT run due to the University closure. 

Regular enforcement activities will resume Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 a.m. Per UNM Parking Regulations, any/all parking space restricted by signage (ADA, Reserved, Patient/Guest/Visitor, Pay Station) can be enforced 24/7.

Visit the PATS website for exact office, enforcement and shuttle services hours. A detailed schedule for the UNM 2020 Intersession has also been posted.

Student Union Building: The SUB remains under restricted access until further notice.

University Libraries: All library buildings are closed during winter break.

Ask a librarian chat, email and SMS are available through Dec. 22 and will resume on a remote schedule beginning Monday, Jan. 11.

UNM Bookstore: The UNM Bookstore will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 5.

UNM Food: All fall meal plans have ended. La Posada Market will have convenience items, snacks, cold meals and heat-and-serve meals available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Dec. 22. All UNM Food locations are closed during winter break.