Your First Day

Complete "Your Lobo Journey" Modules

On your first day you will complete the “Your Lobo Journey” modules. This is an important component of your onboarding experience and should be completed before the New Employee Experience Information Session. 


New Employee Information Session

In addition to “Your Lobo Journey,” you are required to attend the virtual New Employee Information Session that occurs every Wednesday morning from 9 to 11:00 a.m. If the Wednesday falls on a holiday, you will attend the following week's session. Go to this Zoom meeting link to attend (Password: UNMNEE).

Need help with Zoom? Visit the UNM Zoom Web Conferencing page

New Employee Information Session





9 a.m.



9:10 a.m.

New Employee Experience:

Steps for Successful Onboarding


9:15 a.m.

Get to Know UNM


9:30 a.m.

First Things First: A Checklist for Your Lobo Journey


9:45 a.m.

Department Introductions and Q & A

HR Client Services

UNM Payroll

HR Benefits & Employee Wellness



Parking & Transportation Services (PATS)

Custodian of Public Records (IPRA)

11 a.m.

Wrap up | Final Questions | Acknowledgement Form | Feedback Survey

EOD/New Employees

Create Your NetID

Your NetID is a login ID used to access a variety of systems on campus including LoboMail, MyUNM, and Learning Central, and is an important first step as an employee.

your NetID can be created 24 hours after your hire has been processed into our system. To create your NetID at should also Sign up for multi-factor authentication for added security. If you have been hired at UNM Health and Health Sciences, a separate identification number will be created for you and provided to you by your supervisor. You will need both to access various UNM systems. 


Set Up Direct Deposit

Set up Direct Deposit as soon as possible to ensure you receive your first paycheck as direct deposit. 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

Tax withholding is defaulted to Single. If you would like to change your withholding information, you can update your form electronically via MyUNM. For instructions on viewing and updating your W-4 status visit the Payroll W-4 Information page. You will need to have setup your NetID to complete this task.


Consent to Electronic W-2

W-2’s are mailed to your most current address that is on the system at the time of release. If you prefer to view/access/print your W-2 online, you can complete the “Electronic Regulatory Consent”. Visit the W-2 Information page for further instruction and information. Consent may be done at any time while employed as it is optional and not mandatory.


Get your Employee ID


Your Lobo Card will give you access to many UNM-related resources, including access into certain buildings, accessing the Johnson Center gym, as well as used for meal plans LoboCash and discounts at local businesses!

To obtain your LoboCard, visit the Lobo Card Office between 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. for walk-up hours. Visit the Lobo Card website for information on what you need to bring with you.

The Lobo Card Office is located in the Student Union Building (SUB), first floor, Suite 1067.



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
  • Location:
    • UNM Hospital Badging Office
    • Next to the Neuroscience Center Clinic
    • Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • 505-272-1757

  • Ask your supervisor for the ID card pickup location for your campus.

Checkout Keys


  • Required Documents:
    • Employee ID (Lobo Card or UNM Health and Health Sciences Badge)
    • Key Authorization card(s) from supervisor
  • Lock Shop Information:

  • Check with your supervisor

Union Information

Visit the Labor and Employee Relations links below to access information on your specific union representatives and contract agreements, as applicable. 

For more information regarding labor relations, please visit the Labor and Employee Relations website. 

Next Step: Your First Week

Congratulations! You've made it through your first day as a Lobo. Continue your Lobo Journey by clicking the button below.