The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public research university located in Albuquerque. It was founded in 1889.
UNM is ranked high for its School of Graduate Engineering Programs. It is also known for its School of Medicine, its Family Medicine residency program, the Rural Medicine residency program, Nursing Midwifery, Community Health, Family Nurse Practitioner and Occupational Therapy. The University of New Mexico Model United Nations team is one of the top ranked teams in the country. They have received multiple awards at several different competitions, most notably the Harvard World Model United Competition in Geneva, Switzerland and Puebla, Mexico. They have also competed and won awards at the St. Mary’s University Model Organization of American States Conference.
UNM’s NCAA Division I, known as the Lobos and who compete in the Mountain West Conference. Two human mascots, referred to as “Lobo Louie” and “Lobo Lucy”, currently rouse crowds at New Mexico athletic events. The official school colors are cherry and silver.
A popular restaurant for students is the Frontier Restaurant, a late-night eatery located across Central Avenue from main campus and a popular meeting spot for students.
The Duck Pond is a popular relaxation spot for students and local residents, particularly in the warmer months.
UNM is a university of traditions. Some of those are: The Hanging of the Greens which is a celebration held each December for the holiday season. The campus is decorated with thousands of farolitos and a procession of carolers winds through the campus. Lobo Day is to celebrate the founding date of the university on February 28, 1889. One other tradition is Red Rally. This is a large bonfire and rally held on the Thursday before the footbally match with UNM’s rival, New Mexico University. During this celebration a large effigy of an Aggie, the mascot of NMSU, is burned to the ground.
Albuquerque is one of the nations most beautiful cities. Albuquerque has an arid climate, with mild winters and hot summers. The average annual precipitation is less than half of evaporation, and no month averages below freezing. Albuquerque’s climate is usually sunny and dry, with low relative humidity.
The major employers are Intel Corp., Honeywell Defense & Space Electronics Systems and General Mills.
With a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often fin themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are plenty of self storage units available close to the University of New Mexico. A 5’X5′ storage unit can be found in the $37 to $50 range. This size unit will usually hold the contents of a typical dorm room and you should be able to find self storage near 87131. Another possibility that you might think about is to rent a larger unit and share it and the costs with a friend.
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