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Get Involved

The UNM Parent & Family Association cordially invites ALL Lobo parents, family members, and alumni to get involved!

As a parent or family member of a current Lobo, you are already part of the Parent & Family Association! We do not collect dues and encourage involvement to stay connected to your Lobo student! The UNMPFA provides a number of opportunities to its members, all of which are essential to maximizing the university experience for our Lobo Families.

To learn more about how our organization operates, check out our bylaws here.

If you're interested in serving as a board member, please fill out our interest form and email it back to us at parenta@unm.edu. Click here to download our interest form.


As parents, we understand how the transition to any university can be extremely different, sometimes even scary. Our UNM Parent & Family Association is comprised of Lobo parents and families just like you. Membership provides an excellent support line and opens many doors for incoming Lobo parents and families to ease this transition and hopefully embrace the transition of their children into university life and adulthood. The UNMPFA sponsors numerous events during your time here at UNM with the goal to keep families close and connected.


Nothing is more frustrating than feeling out of the loop, especially when it comes to your child. Being involved with the Parent & Family Association ensures that you as a parent stay up to date with our university happenings. Becoming a member would give you access to our monthly Parent & Family Association Newsletter. The UNMPFA wants to ensure that parents and families have timely and accurate information about UNM by facilitating two-way communication.


Finding connections through any group, organization or school is such an important networking tool in staying active and keeping involved, especially when your student is away for college. Parents, both in-state and out-of-state, frequently ask how they can stay connected with their students and UNM from hundreds or even thousands of miles away. The UNM Parent & Family Association hosts and sponsors different events that allow for families to come together with their students.

We want to provide parents with meaningful, energizing, and enjoyable opportunities to become a vital part of the UNM Community!


  • Promote student success and academic excellence
  • Engage parents in the university’s mission and goals
  • Assist parents to play a supportive role in student education
  • Provide a forum for networking with other UNM parents

If you'd like to attend a board meeting, please reach out to us! We'd love to meet and help you help support your student.

Email: parenta@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-3361

Join the PARENT-L Listserv

Sign up for the UNM Parent Association's Listserv. The list will be used to provide updates about the Parent Association. Information may include events, policy information, important dates, volunteer opportunities, and the monthly newsletter etc.