Applications and Assignments FAQ
What are the qualifications to live on campus?
For incoming students, you must be admitted to take classes at New Mexico Tech for your application to be considered. Once you get here, you must remain a full-time student (12 credit hours for undergraduate students. Graduate students please refer to the Graduate Office or Catalog for current information on full-time status). Students eligible for family housing, must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours if they are undergraduate students and 6 credit hours if they are graduate students. If you drop below our credit hour requirements at anytime, you must notify Residential Life immediately.
How do I apply to live on campus?
When you are accepted to study at New Mexico Tech, fill out the room and board application on our main webpage. You must print it out (both pages), sign it and then mail it to us with your deposit.

Will I be guaranteed a room?
If we run out of housing space, you will be placed on a waiting list for housing. We do encourage you to look at off campus options if you are on the waiting list. Please contact us for more information.

How much is the deposit?
A deposit of $200 is required to hold your room; Family Housing residents pay an additional $50 per family member. Deposits can be paid with a credit card or check.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Please review our cancellation policy. Cancellations must be in writing and e-mails are acceptable. If you wish to cancel, you can send an email to us at

How much does room and board cost?
Please refer to our current Rate Sheet page.

When do I get my room assignment?
For the fall semester we begin to make room assignments in May. You will receive an email from our department when we initially receive your application and then another in the summer after we have assigned you a room.

Who will be my roommate?
This information will be e-mailed with your housing assignment. This may change if your roommate cancels or switches assignments.

What if I want to change my requested roommate?
Just email us with the information and we'll go from there!

Why didn't I get my requested room or roommate?
There are many reasons why you didn't receive your requested roommate. Some include late date of either application, no space was left in your requested hall, or your requested roommate did not request you.  If you would like to discuss your individual situation, please contact us.

Parking, Ethernet & Other Amenities
How much is parking?
At Tech, there are no reserved parking spaces, and it does not cost to park on campus. Parking is readily available in our many parking lots across campus. If you live on campus, you may be required to register your vehicle. This does not cost, but assures that if we need to contact you to move your vehicle, we can get you.

Does my room come with ethernet or internet access?
Each residence hall room has ethernet ports installed. To turn the ports on, you must go to the Informational Services Department (ISD).

Why is there no phone in my room?
Phones are not provided. If you would like phone services (local calls, long distance, voicemail, etc.) please contact our Information Services Department (ISD).

What do I need to bring?
Please review the list of items suggested items to bring on our main page.
What furniture is provided in my Room?
Please click on Residence Halls & Apartments for a list of our amenities.

Room and Apartment Questions
Where do I check into my Residence Hall or Apartment?
On the official opening day of the residence halls, you will check in with your RA. When you arrive on campus, go to your hall and there will be signs or instructions on where to go. If all else fails, find your RA. RAs have specially designated rooms on each floor. They are easy to find.

When do I check into my Residence Hall or Apartment?

Opening Day to move in to traditional halls and apartments for the fall semester is the Friday before classes. We are open from 8am to 5pm. We will also be open that Saturday and Sunday for check-ins (same times). If you need to check in after 5pm please contact the office to make special arrangements. Spring semester opening day is the Sunday before classes begin.
What are the dimensions of the room?
Please click on Residence Halls & Apartments for specific information here.

How do I get a Single?
We do have some designated single rooms in the Residence Halls. Having a double room to yourself is only available if occupancy numbers permit it. Single room assignment will occur beginning the 2nd week of school at the beginning of each semester, and will last for approximately 1 week. Should you have to move rooms, You will check out with your RA, and make sure to give them 24 hours notice.

How do I switch rooms?
Speak with your RA first. Your RA should be aware of your desire to change rooms and in the case or a roommate conflict he or she can help facilitate a roommate agreement. RAs will let know if a room switch may be possible and if so how to proceed.
My room needs maintenance. How do I put in a request?
In the event that there is a problem with your room, you can either contact your RA to put in a request for maintenance, or call the Residential Life office at X5900 during business hours. If it is an emergency (flooding, etc) please contact Campus Police at X5434.

What Halls close during the semester break?
All Traditional Residence Halls Close during semester breaks. These include Baca, Driscoll, Presidents, South, and Torres.

When do the halls close during semester break?
The Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday of finals week. For more specific date information, please contact us.

Miscellaneous Questions
What are RA's?
If you're like most of our new students, this will be the first time you've lived away from your family. This can be both an exciting and challenging time for you. Fortunately, you will be able to depend on Tech's Resident Assistants (RAs) to lend you a hand.

All the residence halls have RAs who are upper-class students. RAs at Tech play many different roles: peer counselors, resource people, educators, and programmers. RAs spend a significant amount of time getting to know students on an individual basis as well as working to bring residents together to create a positive floor and hall community.

Your RA has not only experienced the day-to-day problems and anxieties that you may encounter as a student, but has been specially trained to help you handle them. RAs are there to help you adapt to your living and academic environment. They will guide you through the many issues that confront today's college student, such as academic difficulties, social life, and personal problems.

RAs also lead various activities that allow you an opportunity to meet and interact with other students at Tech. You will have many opportunities to take part in a variety of activities that will help you grow socially, academically and culturally. The RAs are committed to helping you achieve the best college experience by keeping you connected to all the opportunities Tech and the surrounding community have to offer.