Services and Amenities

Cable Television

Each room is provided with basic cable service included in the cost of the room. Premium channel subscriptions are available through the local cable provider.

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected daily from dumpsters located outside each dorm. Residents are responsible for taking their trash out to the dumpsters. 


Every hall has its own coin-operated washers and dryers. They are located in the basement and are for resident use only. The machines are maintained as needed, to ensure proper service. If something goes wrong, refunds are available from the housing office. 


Depending on which hall you live in, a variety of lounges are available. Some lounges have televisions, VCRs, pool tables, ping pong tables, video games, exercise equipment and more. Lounges are rearranged based on student interest. 

Light Bulbs

Light bulbs will be provided for all room light fixtures. If a bulb burns out, students can contact their resident assistant (RA) to have it replaced. 

Mail Service

ENMU has a post office on campus where students may reserve a post office box. Mail is delivered and sorted Monday through Friday. 

Maintenance and Repairs

If something in a room needs to be repaired, have the RA submit a maintenance work order. Each request is completed in a timely manner. If the situation is not remedied in a timely manner, residents can notify the hall director to escalate the issue.


Parking areas for residents are adjacent to each of the halls. All parking areas are well-lighted and patrolled nightly by ENMU Police Department. All student vehicles are required to have a University parking sticker. Parking Stickers are available from the ENMU Police Department and are issued at the beginning of each academic year.

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Every hall maintains a supply of refrigerators for resident rental, which are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for the refrigerator rental is billed directly to the resident's student account. Students may bring a refrigerator as long as it is no larger than 2.7 cubic feet.


ENMU Police Department makes nightly building checks with the front desk staff and is available to handle any disturbance or concern. For your security, you should keep your room door locked and your keys in a safe place.

All halls have limited access doors that promote security. All exterior residence hall doors are locked 24 hours a day. if you are locked out of the building without your ID card, you will be required to show a form of identification to verify that you live in the hall.

Tampering with any residence hall lock or door will result in immediate University discipline which may include immediate contract termination, University sanctions and/or Suspension.


There is no storage space available in the residence halls outside of the student rooms.

Telephone Service

Each room is provided with local telephone service operated by the University. The cost for the telephone service and Maintenance is included in the cost of the room. The University does not provide telephones; students must bring their own. Any standard desk phone or cordless phone will work with the University student telephone system. Long distance calls may be made with prepaid phone cards, telephone credit cards or cellular phone service.

Vending Machines

Coin-operated soft drink and snack machines are located in each hall

About ENMU, Portales

Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for our personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives. That's why our slogan is "Student Success–that's what it's all about!"