April 2021 Newsletter
It is said that April showers bring May graduates! For those graduating seniors almost to the finish line, congratulations to the students and their parents for sticking with it and moving forward, pivoting as necessary, and facing the challenges head on to get where you are today, as this challenging year winds down. And to those just beginning their college career and those that spent that the last year wondering if the next few years will be spent in front of Zoom, keep going! You made it through this year when everyone was trying to learn the technology, determine the new policies, and what works.
For those graduating:
- Visit UNM’s official graduation events site for updates on spring 2021 ceremonies.
- Career Services remains open and willing to assist you in creating a resume, look for a job and has postings. Visit here for upcoming workshops and
- The UNM Bookstore will be holding a virtual grad fair, featuring all caps, gowns, cords, pictures frames, ornaments, diploma folders, and more to commemorate the completion of your degree. The items are also sold in grad packs for discounted prices. Visit here for more information about the Spring 2021 Virtual Grad Fair.
- Check your bursar account to confirm you have a zero balance.
For those returning in summer or fall 2021:
- The last day to drop classes is May 7 if you’re enrolled in full term or second-half term courses
- If you are planning on living on campus, do not forget to sign up for housing.
On behalf of the Registrar’s Office:
Registration for the Summer/Fall 2021 semester begins April 12!
Here are some quick reminders as your students prepare:
Tips for Zoom Fatigue
As spring break is over and we get into the final stretch of the semester, many students can feel burned out, Zoom fatigued, or needing connection. How do you keep your student motivated or involved?
- Check in with your student. Acknowledge their issues and frustrations. Sometimes just having you listen is enough to keep them going for the rest of the semester, so they finish strong.
- Remind your student about self-care and let your student know it is okay to take a break, sleep, or take time for a meal. Sometimes, when someone loses motivation, they forget the basics.
- A change of scenery is always good. If your student is one for leaving the room, a walk, jog, sitting by the duck pond, may be just the thing to change the mood.
- A care package can always cheer up someone, even if they are in town. Visit here for more information about care packages for your students living in the dorms.
- UNM’s diverse group of student organizations are a great place to build community. Students can find one of 400+ student organizations here.
- If your student is unsure where to start, they can schedule a virtual involvement session to speak with a member of the Student Activities Center about their interests. Students can schedule a session here.
- Students can also look into joining a Lobo Social Pack through the Student Activities Center. These packs will include a total of 4 students and 1 involved student leader. Gatherings will be a mix of in-person and virtual activities and include things like eating at La Posada together, attending campus events, game nights, walking field trips, and more! All in-person activities will require students to wear a mask at all times and comply with State of New Mexico COVID safe guidelines. Students can find more information about this program here.
- Student Health and Counseling is available for more than just counseling. If your student is wanting to discuss their nutritional needs, manage stress, or in need of someone to talk to, SHAC can help. They’re also offering many workshops this month which you’ll find under Events below.
- If your student is struggling with their mental health, have them check out UNM’s Mental Health Resource Guide.
- CAPS continues to be available virtually to assist with tutoring in a variety of subjects.
- Let us know if your student needs to be connected to campus resources. If your student needs assistance with academic success, mental health, social connections, career development, living situation, and more, complete the Parents & Families Resource Connection form here and they will be connected to the area that can assist them.
Important Deadline Dates
April 2 – For those enrolled in second-half term courses, today is the last day to drop without “W” grade and receive a 100% tuition refund on LoboWeb. Additionally, it is the last day to add sections and/or change credit hours with form, and $10 per transaction. After this date, the fee goes up to $75.
April 16 – For those enrolled in first-half term courses, today is the last day to drop without Dean’s Permission on LoboWeb.
April 30 – For those enrolled in second-half term courses, today is the last day to drop without Dean’s Permission on LoboWeb.
May 7 – For those enrolled in full term or second-half term courses, today is the last day to change grade mode with form, add sections and/or change credit hours with forms and $75 per transaction, and the last day to drop with Dean’s Permission with form.
ASUNM Arts and Crafts Studio - Studio Hours - Student Union Building, Lower level/Zoom
The ASUNM Arts and Crafts Studio will be hosting studio hours by appointment only. We have limited occupancy, so be sure to sign up for time slots in advance. Visit our webpage craftstudio.unm.edu or click here to reserve studio time. *Membership rules apply *At this point we are serving students and staff only.
Free Streaming Movie - Kajillionaire - April 2
Southwest Film Center is sponsoring Kajillionaire for you through an online streaming service exclusive to UNM students! This all day, online stream of Kajillionaire will be available on April 2, 2021 all day (midnight to midnight) To access the streaming link CLICK HERE or visit swfc.unm.edu. Click on the image and/or link to fill out a form and get access. You will be required to sign in using your UNM NetID.
Transgender Day of Visibility: Tribute & Dance Party – April 1 & 2 Join the UNM LGBTQ Resource Center, TGRC, and EQNM in celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)! Three days of events. Friday Night: TDOV video tribute followed by a dance party featuring DJ Anjo King!
Intergenerational Queer Crafting – April 8 & 22
Join the UNM LGBTQ Resource Center in our intergenerational Queer crafting group to find community and craft together! Whether you paint, digitally create or like to write everyone is welcome in this creative space. This group is for all ages so we ask that you please be respectful with certain conversations and always be mindful of others. Occurs every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5PM-6:30PM. Open to UNM Students, Staff & Faculty. Zoom ID: 875 4259 3200 / Zoom Passcode: 617549
Free Streaming Movie - My Own Private Idaho- April 9
Southwest Film Center is sponsoring My Own Private Idaho for you through an online streaming service exclusive to UNM students! This all day, online stream of My Own Private Idaho will be available on April 9, 2021 all day (midnight to midnight) To access the streaming link CLICK HERE or visit swfc.unm.edu. Click on the image and/or link to fill out a form and get access. You will be required to sign in using your UNM NetID.
Stress & Anxiety Toolbox Zoom Workshop - April 9
No Charge! Space is limited to 15 students. RSVP via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to register is 48 hours (2 business days) before workshop. For more information, visit the SHAC Workshop Webpage.
Coffee & Code Series – April 9 & 23
The Coffee & Code workshop series presents a variety introductory workshops on data science tools and technologies that are commonly used in current analysis processes and in generating research products (data, statistical output, data visualizations). Adoption of these tools contributes to significant increases in efficiency, productivity, and improved data management throughout the research and data lifecycle - from problem definition, through analysis and visualization, to sharing/publication and preservation of products. Please join us for any or all of these workshops and see how you can increase your research productivity and impact through the adoption of powerful analytic and data management tools. While encouraged for workshop planning purposes, registration is not required. Access to the registration page for previously offered workshops is available through the following links. Registration for current events along with the semester schedule of events is available through the link listed below. Spring 2021 Workshop Series. All workshops are on Fridays from 9-11 am via Zoom. Connection information will be provided at registration.
What to Do with Our Grief Zoom Workshop – April 13
SHAC will offer an “What to Do with Our Grief” Workshop for UNM Students via Zoom. No Charge! RSVP via e-mail to: email@example.com Deadline to register is 24 hours (1 business day) before workshop. For more information, visit the SHAC Workshop Webpage.
Free Streaming Movie - Vivarium - April 16
Southwest Film Center is sponsoring Vivarium for you through an online streaming service exclusive to UNM students! This all day, online stream of Vivarium will be available on April 16, 2021 all day (midnight to midnight) To access the streaming link CLICK HERE or visit swfc.unm.edu. Click on the image and/or link to fill out a form and get access. You will be required to sign in using your UNM NetID.
Emotional Wellness for the Graduate Student Zoom Workshop – April 28
SHAC will offer an “Emotional Wellness for the Graduate Student” Workshop for UNM Students via Zoom. No Charge! RSVP via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to register is 24 hours (1 business day) before workshop. For more information, visit the SHAC Workshop Webpage.
Stress & Anxiety Toolbox Zoom Workshop – April 30
SHAC will offer a "Stress & Anxiety Toolbox" Workshop for UNM Students via Zoom. No Charge! RSVP via e-mail to: email@example.com. Deadline to register is 24 hours (1 business day) before workshop. For more information, visit the SHAC Workshop Webpage.