Freshmen Residency Requirement (FRR)

UNM requires all first-time undergraduate students (not qualified for an exception) to live on UNM main campus for their first academic year.

Who is required to live on campus?

All first-time freshmen undergraduate students, enrolled full-time, who are younger than 20 years of age by the first day of classes and live further than 30 miles from UNM’s main campus are required to live on campus.

Campus Housing Options

Learn more about the variety of student housing options  that meet the FRR requirement - offered by UNM Residence Life & Student Housing, or our on-campus private partner housing, American Campus Communities (ACC) - by visiting the Student Housing web page.

Automatic Exemptions & Eligible Exceptions 

Many first-time undergraduate students are exempt from the Freshmen Residency Requirement. Additionally, there are provisions for requesting an exception to the requirement. Learn More.


"Students who live on campus have greater academic success and complete their degrees at a quicker rate than students who live off campus.”

Learn more about UNM's Living Requirement Study.

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