- Where can my parents and other guests stay when they visit?
Local accommodations abound. Some available options are listed here – these particular hotels offer discounts to families visiting SFUAD.
- What can I do in Santa Fe?
Santa Fe and the surrounding area offer a wide range of cultural activities, performances, festivals, galleries, museums, and more. You can ski in Taos, visit Madrid, and soak in the Jemez hot springs, among many other options. For more information on activities and places of interest, visit www.santafe.org.
- How close is the campus to grocery stores, movie theatres, and malls?
Two grocery stores are located right next to the campus. Local grocers, Trader Joe’s, Sunflower Market, Whole Foods, a mall, and a multiple movie theatres are less than three miles away and can easily be reached by public transportation. On campus, the university’s premier cinematheque, The Screen, showcases some of the world’s finest art and independent cinema.
- Can I have a car on campus? Are other transportation options available?
Yes, you’re welcome to have a car, and ample parking is available on campus. City buses also stop near the college entrance.
- Do I need my own computer?
Many students choose to bring their own computers, but there are also computer labs on campus for you to use.
- What clubs or organizations can I join?
We host a variety of student organizations. A few examples: Movie Night at The Screen, COLORS: GSA Club, Student Writer’s Association, and the Photography Society.
- Does the university offer any recreational sports activities?
We offer fitness center activities and intramural programs based on student interests and input.
- What kind of extracurricular activities are available?
Santa Fe University of Art and Design holds concerts, open-mike nights, lectures, movie screenings, intramural sports leagues, and many other free events for students. There are also organized trips for skiing, hiking, etc.
- When is the cafeteria open?
Current café hours are always listed on the Bon Appetit website.
- Does the university offer meal plans?
We have four meal plans for residence halls, as well as “flex dollar” options. Students living in
residence halls must choose one of the four plans. Students living in apartment complexes have additional plan options, or may opt for no plan. Meal plans run by the week; they do not roll over to following weeks.
Students may add flex dollars to their accounts to use during the semester for snacks.
- When can new students move in?
Please consult the orientation calendar for your academic year or contact your enrollment advisor to see when your move-in date is!
- Can I live in the university apartments or in other off-campus housing?
Apartments and apartment programming are for juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus. Exceptions for students and the appeal process are outlined in the Student Handbook.
- What are the residence hall policies?
All policies are listed in the Student Handbook.
- Does the university have co-ed residence halls?
Residence halls are co-ed, but floors are generally gender-specific.
- Does the university offer student housing?
Yes, we have four traditional residence halls and four apartment complexes.