Class Updates COVID-19

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At UNM-Valencia Campus, we are working to ensure that you have a quality learning experience.

August 1, 2022

A Reminder About Masks and Vaccinations: The University of New Mexico continues to recommend that masks be worn indoors at all UNM campuses. Bernalillo, McKinley, Sandoval, and Valencia counties are presently categorized as “high COVID-19 community levels” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Also reminder that all UNM faculty, staff and students who access campus facilities, housing, programs, services, and activities in person must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions, before September 30. Please continue to refer to our Bring Back the Pack website for more information on masking protocols, as well as the vaccination requirement.

June 20, 2022

Valencia County is now at the CDC high or red community COVID-19 risk level indicator. The CDC is recommending masks for indoor locations. The University of New Mexico request that indoor masks are strongly encouraged/recommended while in the red level status. The University will continue to monitor the COVID risk level and modify guidance as necessary.  

 June 6, 2022

If you test positive for COVID, please report it at Bring Back the Pack and follow CDC protocols and quarantine yourself for five days. Then take care of yourself.

May 16, 2022

Effective Monday, May 16th, weekly COVID testing is no longer required for Main or Branch Campus faculty, staff, and students with religious or medical exemptions.

March 9, 2022

Beginning March 19, Masks will not be required at UNM-Valencia Campus and Workforce Training Center.  Vaccinations or Exemptions are still required. If you choose to wear a mask, free masks are available.

December 8, 2021
COVID-19 Booster Mandate. All current employees and students are required to receive a booster dose of the vaccine when eligible according to the FDA, to be considered fully vaccinated, subject to limited exemptions. Individuals must provide documentation of receipt of a booster dose no later than January 17, 2022, . For more information see Bring Back the Pack. Click here to register for the booster. Click here to upload your booster status. Click here to apply for Vaccine Exemption.

September 22, 2021
Bookstore will be closed on Friday Sept. 24th only

August 19, 2021
Starting Monday, August 23rd the bookstore will be open 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, Friday 9am-1pm.

August 13, 2021
Bringing Back the Pack  Masking & vaccination requirements and expectations mandates. Effective August 5, UNM-Valencia will require full COVID-19 vaccination for all faculty, staff, and students, no later than September 30, 2021. Vaccine Requirement Exemption

July 29, 2021
Beginning Monday, August 2, masks will be required indoors by all individuals - staff, faculty, students, and visitors - vaccinated and unvaccinated.

July 9, 2021
Parking Permits available for pickup Tuesday - Thursday Click here for more information

June 21, 2021
Valencia Campus is open Monday - Friday, See list of available in-person services and See available remote services.

February 15, 2021
Valencia Campus is open Monday - Thursday, See list of available in-person services and See available remote services on Friday.

January 22, 2021
Valencia Campus is open Monday - Friday under limited operations through February 12, 2021. And  beginning February 15th, limited operations will be Monday - Thursday, and remotely on Friday.

See list of available services here

August 7, 2020

Bringing Back the Pack

Effective with the fall term, all enrolled UNM students will be required to complete a daily online symptom screening. This will be sent regularly by e-mail to all members of the UNM community, including students.  Protect the Pack!

June 5, 2020

Daily Symptom Screening

Consistent with the State of New Mexico’s COVID-Safe Practices for all employers, UNM faculty, staff, and students are required to complete a daily symptom screening prior to coming to campus. To comply with this directive, all UNM employees will receive a daily email asking if they plan on coming to campus that day, and if so, if they are experiencing symptoms that can be associated with COVID-19. For more information see On Campus Worksite Protocols

May 29, 2020

Valencia Campus will be open Monday June 1, 2020 under limited operations

For a list of available services click here

May 15, 2020

Effective immediately, anyone who is on campus with the potential of coming into contact with another person must carry with them and utilize a mask. Please continue to practice social distancing.

March 20, 2020

• Classes that are already online or scheduled to start Second Eight Weeks online will continue as normal.

• Face-to-face classes will resume online beginning Monday, March 23.  If any other changes occur, be prepared to follow your instructor's lead.

• Please be on the lookout for messages via email or Learn from your instructors.  Many teachers are going to use Learn more actively to help keep up, even in classes that were originally face to face and have now transitioned to being online.

• Communicate with your instructor! If you have any questions, they are there to help you!

• If you have a laptop, but poor internet connectivity at home, you can come to the parking lot at UNM-Valencia campus and access the campus WiFi from your vehicle. To setup a secure connection, click Valencia Campus WiFi instructions.

July 20, 2020

  LoboVirtualDesktop allows you to securely access UNM desktop applications from your own, personal device without actually installing the apps or investing in specialized hardware.  LoboVirtualDesktop is available to students, faculty, and staff at UNM. See how to get started.

June 12, 2020, August 21, 2020

 Laptop checkout is now available to Students enrolled in current semester classes. Contact Student Services at 505.925.8560 or for information.

May 20, 2020 update June 2, June 10, June 11, August 5, August 27, September 8, 2020, January 8, 2021, January 28, 2021

   Valencia Campus Bookstore
Open  10 AM until 3 PM, Tuesday - Thursday
Note: Metered access to the Bookstore will be controlled. Face coverings required. Up to three (3) students / customers in store at a time.
Textbooks can be ordered online 24/7.

Monday, March 30, 2020

    Connects you with a live Librarian for help with research and finding answers to questions.

    Offering online Tutoring through the Learning Center, STEM Center, and the Writing Center.

   Blackboard Learn is the course delivery system that is used at UNM for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses.

 Free Wireless

Valencia Campus has WiFi access in parking lots to help students without home internet access. There will usually be access in close proximity to buildings.

Xfinity WiFi hotspots free for everyone. Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Many public facilities have access that may be available from parking lots. This includes businesses, churches, community centers, etc.

Commercial Internet options

-In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is offering Internet Essentials service to new customers free for two months, and increasing speed for existing customers. 
Xfinity is now offering eligible university students who live in our service areas and need internet service, a Visa prepaid card worth about two months of internet service. This offer is available to college students who live in households that are not already Xfinity customers. Sign up at

-Centurylink offers financial assistance for Internet access through the FCC's Lifeline program. They are also providing arrangements for extended payments fpr customers facing financial hardship.


Adobe:  UNM is a Creative Campus.  Please visit our Creative Campus website for more information on how to gain access.


For more information or questions, call Student Services at 925.8560.

Services available remotely through the following contacts:

Veronica Salcido

Maisie Baca

UNM LEARN SUPPORT (Online Learning Platform)

Frances Duran

Barbara Lovato

Nathaniel Cook

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Dilger

ACADEMIC ADVISORS (holds/student support)
Tracy Owen
Stacie Kirtley
Kaydra Townsend

Hank Vigil

Sarah Clawson

Dr. Laura Musselwhite

Joseph Romero
Rick Goshorn

Coronavirus updates and information:

 COVID-19 Updates