Special Activities & Movers

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The Special Activities (SA) division of the Facilities Management is responsible for supporting all special events and moving activities on UNM Central Campus, North Campus (HSC) and South Campus. We work closely with many campus constituents such as the Office of the President, Student Activities, Athletics, Alumni Relations, Safety and Risk Services (SRS) and Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) to ensure that we are delivering efficient and effective service based on sustainability and collaboration.

Our staff takes great pride in our work and ensuring that every event consistently receives the best customer service we can offer! We are dedicated to efficiency and professionalism and look forward to working with you on your next event or meeting, no matter the size.

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Special Activities has a variety of equipment and event rentals for you to choose from. Events supported by the Special Activities Department include UNM Commencement, Freshmen Family Days, Welcome Back Days, Hanging of the Greens, and various Athletic Department events. We are proud to offer competitive rates on all of our rental equipment and service. Please view our Event Support Checklist as well as, our Service Rates for current rental and labor rates.

Price List

6ft. x 30in.

6ft x 30in table

Daily = $6.50
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $26.00
Weekend = $12.00

6ft. x 18in.

6ft x 18in table

Daily = $6.25
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $25.00
Weekend = $11.50

8ft. x 30in.

8ft x 30in table

Daily = $6.75
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $27.00
Weekend = $12.50

60in. Round

60in Round Table

Daily = $7.50
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $30.00
Weekend = $14.00


Oval table

Daily = $8.50
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $34.50
Weekend = $16.00


tall boy tables

Daily = $9.00
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $36.00
Weekend = $17.00

Standard (beige/tan)

standard beige chairs

Daily = $0.75
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $3.00
Weekend = $1.50

Padded (grey/white)

grey padded chair

Daily = $1.75
Weekly (M-F, 5 day rental) = $7.00
Weekend = $3.50

QuantitySetup FeeTear-down FeeQuantitySetup FeeTear-down Fee
1 - 20$25.00$25.001 - 150$25.00$25.00
21 - 50$55.00$55.00151 - 350$55.00$55.00
Over 50Call for QuoteCall for QuoteOver 350Call for QuoteCall for Quote

10ft. x 10ft. Pop-up Tent

10'x10' pop-up tent

Daily = $30.00, includes sandbags
Weekly = $120.00
Weekend = $60.00

*SRS requires all tents to have a 5lb fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers can be rented for $5.00/day

8'x8'x16" Risers


Daily = $100.00, includes skirting and stairs
Create an ideal setting, perfectly suited for intimate gatherings, speeches, meetings, and indoor events.




Daily = $45.00 per section/set of stairs
Weekly = 18 - 4' x 8' sections available
Weekend = Call for a quote on rentals longer than daily

*Setup and teardown rates vary based on stage size.


Cord Covers

cord covers

Daily = $5.00, We have (3) and (5) channel
Weekly = $20.00
Weekend = $15.00

Presentation Set

presentation set

$25.00 per day. Includes the US, NM, and UNM Flag; poles and bases

PA System

PA System

Daily = $40.00
Weekly = $150.00
Weekend = $35.00

*Groups must follow UNM outdoor noise policy. Some areas are not allowed to have noise during certain hours. Please verify prior to reserving.

Trash Cans

trash can

Free for use. Group is responsible for disposal of trash.

*For large events, the Grounds and Landscaping Division can provide special trash pickup. Please call Special Activities to discuss.

Recycle Bins

Recycle Bin

Free for use for OUTDOOR events.




Daily = $20.00
Weekly = $80.00
Weekend = $40.00

Table Liners

table linens

Linen is rented outside of UNM from one of our trusted vendors. Please request a quote for linen a minimum of (2) weeks in advance to your event.

Linen is limited to select colors based on availability. Available colors include: red, white, black, turquoise, and grey.

Ceremonial Scissors

ceremonial scissors

$15.00 per day.

Hard Hats

hard hat

Free for use, Available in red, black and white. $25.00 Replacement fee if lost or stolen

Ceremonial Shovels

ceremonial shovel

$5.00 per day, Shovel handles are cherry colored

Pin Boards

Pin boards a perfect way to visually display your poster/project and/or research. Great for students, student groups, departmental organizations, and staff/faculty events. Each pin board can hold multiple displays on both sides, making the great for larger events. 


4X8 Pin Board

4x8 Pin Board

Up to 1 Week = $45.00




4X6 Pin Board

4x6 Pin Board

Up to 1 Week = $35.00


$5.00 per day. Perfect for any sized venue, from small classrooms to auditoriums, easels are small, collapsible, and easily transportable. Each holds one item and has adjustable legs.

Portable Generators

portable generators

$50.00 per day. 6500 Watts, 120/240 operation, gasoline powered, low noise.



No charge. Boxes are free to borrow provided they are returned within 60 days. If not returned, they are billed at $3.00 per box. 



$2.00 per day


Please contact the Special Activities office to arrange. Charges may apply.


For outdoor events, please utilize our Outdoor Event Guidelines for tent setup, the use of portable toilets, trash removal, information on food vendors, etc.

Special Activities publishes a biweekly Highlights event Calendar that is used by Facilities Management and the campus community to alert users of upcoming events. If you would like to be included in these calendar updates, please contact Nick Royle, Supervisor of Special Activities at 277-7246.


In addition to campus events, the Special Activities division is also available to assist UNM departments with on-campus office moves. Moves should be scheduled at least two weeks ahead of time but preferably one month in advance. To schedule a move and to request moving boxes, please submit an iServiceDesk request.

Please see our Moving Support Checklist to assist you with your upcoming move.

Refrigerator and Freezer Disposal

Refrigerator and freezer disposal is also available through the Special Activities Department for UNM Campuses. Refrigerators and freezers must be cleaned out and wiped down. Units that were previously held in laboratory areas or which previously contained specimens must be cleared through Safety & Risk Services (SRS), please call 277-2753 for further directions.

In order to properly dispose of refrigerator and freezer fluids and the recycling of the unit, the Special Activities Department does charge a $50.00 removal fee for each unit. Once you have submitted your Surplus Property form to Surplus Property, please schedule your refrigerator/ freezer removal by submitting a work order through iServiceDesk to the Special Activities division.

Request for Disposal of Surplus Property

If what you require for your event or meeting is not listed above, please feel free to call us at 277-7246 or send an email Nick Royle at roylen@unm.edu or SpecialActivities@unm.edu and we would be more than happy to suggest a reliable vendor for you to use and can also assist with the arrangements.


Service Building (#204), Suite 116C

Contact Info

Nick Royle, Supervisor
(505) 277-7246
(505) 277-1289 (Fax)