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Smith Plaza and Union Square Renovation

Smith plaza path photo
Smith Plaza shade photo

The new Smith Plaza/Union Square accommodates the diverse University community by promoting a balance of academic and social activities and provide flexibility to allow for small and large gatherings through a safe, accessible, comfortable, connected community and environment for campus users to feel engaged, socialize, relax and study.

  • It is estimated that 10,000 students, staff and faculty flow through this area each day; 75,000 during Welcome Back Days (first week of fall classes); 600 during HAnging of the Greens; 25,000 full and part-time students are enrolled on main campus
  • Size: 3.3 acres
  • Budget: $ 3,000,000
  • Funding Sources: 2016 & 2017 Institutional Bonds

Donor and Naming Opportunities

naming opportunities

Plateau A:     $43,000 (4300 sq ft)

Plateau B:     $22,000 (2360 sq ft)

Plateau C:     $50,000 (5265 sq ft)

Plateau D:     $66,000 (9865 sq ft)

Lobo Landing:    $75,000 (4085 sq ft)

Lantern shades:  $9,000 each

For printable pdf of information click here.  


Kim Kloeppel
Division of Student Affairs

Larry Ryan
The UNM Foundation
Vice President of University Development