UNM Implements Freshmen Residency Requirement

March 12, 2018 - Dorene DiNaro

Freshmen dorm photoThe University if committed to providing all students with an exceptional educational experience.  As part of this commitment, UNM will require all first-year students to live on campus effective fall semester 2018.  Statistics both nationally and at the university level have consistently shown that students who live on campus have better grades, better retention, and better graduation rates than students who choose to live off campus. 

“I believe the freshmen residency requirement is more of an ‘access to success requirement,’” said Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, vice president, Student Affairs. “Trends show that students living on campus have better grades, better retention and better graduation rates due in part to greater access to academic support through educational programming focusing on community, wellness, personal and professional development, diversity and inclusion; access to more social support through resident advisors who design and implement activities; and access to other students with similar interests through living learning communities.”

Read more about it in the UNM Newsroom article.