Your First Day/Onboarding

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; the University of New Mexico is currently functioning under limited operations.  Prior to making a trip to campus, we recommend you contact departments by email for their specific operational protocols.

Visit the HR Transaction Center webpage for location, hours of operation and key contact information.

Create NetID

Your NetID can be created 24 hours after your hire has been processed into our system. Create your NetID at If you have been hired at the Health Sciences Center, a NetID will be created for you and provided to you by your supervisor.

Set Up Direct Deposit

New employees will not have access to add Direct Deposit and update W-4 until 72 hours after their first working day. For instructions on setting up Direct Deposit and establishing account allocations visit the Payroll Direct Deposit page. You will need to have setup your NetID to complete this task.

Complete W-4

Your tax withholding is defaulted to Single, 0. If you’d like to update it, you can update your Form W-4 electronically. Please visit> Employee Life--> Tax Forms--> Federal Tax Exemptions or Allowances (W4). IRS guidance can be found at  Please do not submit the paper form to Payroll.

Get your Employee ID (Lobo Card and/or HSC Badge)


The UNM Lobo Card Office is currently operating on a limited capacity. To obtain your LoboCard, please email to schedule an appointment. To avoid any delays in receiving your LoboCard when you arrive on campus, please utilize our  Online Photo Submission Service to upload your photo.  Additionally, staff will be available to answer questions, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at 505-277-9970 or via email at The Student Union Building (SUB) has limited entrance and exit points located here

    • Required Documents:
      • Government issued ID
      • Offer letter
    • Location:
      • Student Union Building (SUB)
      • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
      • 505-277-9970

    For all badging-related questions or concerns, including how to obtain a new badge, please contact the  UNM Hospitals Badging Office at  505-272-1757.

    • Required Documents:
      • Government issued ID
      • Offer letter or contract
      • Access Authorization Form, provided during Lobo U
    • Location:
      • UNM Hospital Badging Office
      • Next to the Neuroscience Center Clinic
      • Monday, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Tuesday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
      • 505-272-1757
    • Ask your supervisor for the ID card pickup location for your campus.

Checkout Keys

Please Note: During limited UNM Operations the Lock Shop will be open from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday and closed on Friday. One person will be allowed in the lobby at a time; please call 505-277-1062 upon arrival to be let in.

    • Required Documents:
      • Employee ID (Lobo Card or HSC Badge)
      • Key Authorization card(s) from supervisor
    • Lock Shop Location:
    • Check with your supervisor

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