Office of Parents & Families

MSC 06 3600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
University Advisement & Enrichment Center

Phone: 505-277-3361
Fax: 505-277-0370

Parent & Family Resources

Mission Statement

The Office of Parents and Families facilitates communication between the university and parents in support of student success, and fosters appropriate roles for parental involvement.


We recognize that informed, involved parents contribute to student success. Whether you have a question about a specific department, student support services, deadlines, or want to know more about what UNM has to offer, the Office of Parents and Families is at your service. Please feel free to call the office to seek guidance in the following areas for your student:

  • Absence Notifications
  • Military Withdrawals
  • Short Term Emergency Loans
  • Student Death Notifications
  • Student Handbook & Related Student Policies
  • Student & Parent Advocacy
  • Tuition Refund Appeals

Know when to step in and when to empower your student :

  • Understand the role parents play as mentors to students
  • Know and understand limitations to access student records, as delineated by federal requirements outlined in FERPA and HIPAA (confidentiality of personal health information)
  • Promote self-advocacy by allowing the student to make decisions independently
  • If the student’s physical or mental health is endangered, contact appropriate campus or community authorities, including UNM Student Health and Counseling.

Parent Association

Stay involved in your student's higher education. The UNM Parent Association is here for you and your Lobos. Whether it's raising money for student scholarships or helping students move into the dorms, the Parent Association is committed to helping student succeed. Find out more here!
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