2015 Honors Institute: Amenities

Albuquerque weather in June is mostly sunny, warm and dry. Attendees should take care to stay well hydrated and apply sunscreen. The average high daily temperature for Albuquerque in June is 90 degrees F, and the average low daily temperature is 62 degrees F. All buildings we are using on campus are air-conditioned, and it can sometimes be chilly indoors.

Casual attire is appropriate for lectures and R & R Day. Comfortable walking shoes are essential.

Elevators are centrally located in each residence hall lobby.

Fitness Center: Honors Institute attendees will have complimentary access to the fitness center located in the Casas del Rio lobby. The fitness center is open 24/7. Attendees may also use the Johnson Gym/Recreation Center for a fee of $10 per day, per person.

Housekeeping / Trash Removal
Daily housekeeping service will not be provided within residence hall rooms during Honors Institute. There is no trash pick-up from within rooms or hallways during the term of stay. At the end of their stay, attendees should deposit their trash in the designated trash room located at the end of the hallway in each residence hall.

Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available in each guest apartment. A computer lab equipped with computers and printers is available in the lobby of Casas del Rio. Attendees who wish to print must supply their own paper. The lab is open until 2:00 a.m. each day. 

A linen package will be provided consisting of two bed sheets, one pillow, one pillowcase, one blanket, one bath towel, one washcloth and a bar of soap per participant. There will be a linen exchange on Thursday, June 18 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Casas del Rio Building #3. Charges will be assessed for linens that are not returned at the conclusion of the event. Charges for missing linens are $20 per blanket, $7 per bed sheet, $2.50 per pillowcase, $8 per pillow, $5 per bath towel and $1.50 per washcloth.

Residence Halls
All dorms are air-conditioned, furnished and equipped with ample lighting. Each dorm room includes a twin bed, chair, dresser and nightstand for each attendee (double occupancy). Each bathroom has a vanity, shower stall and toilet. Each dorm building is equipped with a laundry room and a common area including a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and sink. 

Vending Machines
Snack and soda machines are located in each building.

Not Provided:

  • Alarm Clock
  • TV
  • Computer
  • Desk Lamps
  • Hangers
  • Personal Items
  • Toiletries

Here are a few things you may want to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Alarm clock
  • Reading light
  • Extra linens
  • An extra pillow
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Radio/iPod/iPad (with chargers)
  • Coffee pot, cups, coffee and condiments
  • Plastic hangers
  • Travel iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Ear plugs
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen