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Activities and Services

The Student Activities Office complements the Institutes’ academic programs through exposure, and participation in social, cultural, artistic, recreational, and leadership activities.

Off-campus trips are taken to National Parks, Pueblo feast days, local Native communities and powwows. Outdoor activities include, hiking, camping, cross country running and stickball. Workshops sponsored by the Student Activities program have included; Time Management, Business of Art, and Artist’s Roundtable.

Our office supports on-campus clubs and organizations. If you are interested in IAIA student clubs, view the Associated Student Government (ASG) page.

The Student Activities Coordinator office is located the CLE first floor. The recreation room is located in the Fitness and Wellness Center. We invite students to stop in and get involved in campus activities.

In order to provide for the safety of all students, IAIA provides the following services.


IAIA’s emergency alert system, will send timely notifications in case of an emergency or weather delays/closures to community members via text, email, the IAIA website, and social media. Students and parents are encouraged to register by going to Emergency Procedures and follow the instructions. Once registered, the user will receive a welcome email with a confirmation link. Once the email address is confirmed, the user can edit options to receive alerts via text message on up to three different mobile numbers, email on up to three different addresses and on up to three land lines. Register on the Emergency Procedures web page.


IAIA contracts 24-hour security coverage through G4S Security. Security personnel provide regular campus patrols, enforce campus regulations, monitor parking, assist with policy enforcement and campus crime investigation, and serve as a liaison with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, the IAIA security will provide on-campus safe walk escorts for students, faculty, and staff.Contact IAIA Security at (505) 702-4274 or (505) 428-5800.

Crime on Campus

Students, faculty, and staff should promptly report thefts and other incidents and suspicious behavior or activity to security for investigation. Callers should be prepared to give the security officer their name, purpose of call, time, location and contact number. In the course of their normal duties, security may ask for student IDs or other identification. Students should be prepared to stop and show an ID at anytime, including weekends and holidays, for the safety of the community. The IAIA Campus Crime Statistics Report and the IAIA Campus Safety and Fire Safety Report, which contain information about reportable criminal activities on campus, is available to the public. The campus community may obtain information about registered sex offenders in the .

Winter Weather

Depending on the amount of snow or ice, a delay or campus closing may be issued by the IAIA President or designate. If a decision is made to close campus or delay the opening, a text and/or e-mail message will be sent to all students, faculty, staff, and community members who have registered for the IAIA Emergency Services RAVE Alert. This information is also available by calling the IAIA Inclement Weather Hotline at (505) 424-2363. New Mexico local TV stations will also announce closings and delays.

Find not only books and art supplies but student art work, snacks and beverages, fall and spring textbooks (arriving daily), fresh locally-roasted coffee, and new art work and sound in the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLE). Best of all, we’re right here in the middle of it all in the CLE to make campus life a little better and a little less stressful.

Mon10 am–4 pm
Tues10 am–4 pm
Wed10 am–4 pm
Thurs10 am–4 pm
Bon Appetit is the name of the Café at the Institute of American Indian Arts. It’s about food—great food. All meals are produced in a socially-responsible manner from regional and seasonal products grown by local farmers and artisans. Your food is cooked from scratch using fresh, authentic ingredients full of flavor and nutrition.

For more information about upcoming events in the Café, or weekly menus, visit .


Mon7:45 am–9:15 am11:45 am–1:15 pm5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Tues7:45 am–9:15 am11:45 am–1:15 pm5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Wed7:45 am–9:15 am11:45 am–1:15 pm5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Thurs7:45 am–9:15 am11:45 am–1:15 pm5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Fri7:45 am–9:15 am11:45 am–1:15 pm5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sat11:30 am–1:00 pm5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sun11:30 am–1:00 pm5:00 pm–6:00 pm


Transportation to and from campus and throughout Santa Fe is available from several sources, Santa Fe Trails Bus Service, New Mexico Rail Runner Train Service, and the IAIA Shuttle Service. IAIA’s Transportation Policy serves as a guide for students to plan for their transportation needs.

Download and view the IAIA Transportation Policy

Shuttle service is available by appointment for medical appointments, picking up oversized art supply purchases, internships, and employment. Each semester a transportation schedule is developed to provide regular trips to the City of Santa Fe. These schedules are posted around campus within the first week of classes.
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter train service with stops from Belen to Santa Fe. The closest stop to IAIA is the 599 Station. To view schedules and information, visit .
The Santa Fe Trails bus system, Route 22, is available on an hourly basis between 7:20 am–5:20 pm Monday through Friday, with bus stops located on each side of Avan Nu Po Road.

Bus schedules are available in the library, student life, and the housing offices. To view the entire Santa Fe Trails bus system, visit .

Anonymous Safety Report

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) encourages individuals to report safety issues that they have experienced or observed. Individuals have the option to file a report anonymously or provide their contact information. The report will initiate an inquiry. IAIA respect confidentiality in all cases.

Individuals can also send non-confidential email to

Stephan Swimmer

Stephan Swimmer

Student Activities Coordinator
Student Life
P (505) 424-2339