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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.

Quick Links

Academic Communities                                                        Accessibility Resource Center   
Advisement                                                                           Agora Crisis Center
African American Student Services                                      American Indian Student Services
Bookstore                                                                             Bursar’s Office
Career Services                                                                   Casas del Rio
CAPS                                                                                   Dean of Students
El Centro de la Raza                                                            Financial Aid
LGBTQ Resource Center                                                     LOBOCA$H
LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center                                        Nusenda Credit Union
Parking & Transportation                                                      Residence Life & Housing
Registrar’s Office                                                                  Scholarship Office
Student Activities Center                                                      Student Health & Counseling 
UNM Food                                                                            Women’s Resource Center
Veterans Resource Office                                                     General UNM Information

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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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