Activities and Services

Student Life Activities Office

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.

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

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

Child care is not available on campus. However, we encourage parents to apply for Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS). PMS offers off-site Santa Fe Early Head Start and Santa Fe Head Start services to those who meet the criteria for cost-free child care. Applications are available below. IAIA families, as well as non-IAIA families, must meet income eligibility guidelines for cost-free child care.

Download and view the Presbyterian Medical Services Headstart Application.

IAIA Health Clinic

The IAIA Health Clinic opened August 2014 to serve all IAIA Students free of charge. The health clinic is located outside the east door to the CLE Conference Center. Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) operates the clinic with two staff members—a nurse practitioner and a medical assistant. Please be aware only IAIA students may use the clinic, families of students or faculty and staff are not eligible for health care services in the IAIA Health Clinic. Students will be required to present their current IAIA student ID to receive medical services in the clinic.


Mon1 pm–5 pm
Tues1 pm–5 pm
Wed1 pm–5 pm

For questions or for office hours, please call the clinic at (505) 428-5925 or Student Life at (505) 424-2337.

The Santa Fe Indian Health Service (IHS)

The Santa Fe Indian Health Service (IHS) located at 1700 Cerrillos Road, serves individuals from the federally recognized tribes. IHS services include medical, dental, optometry, and behavior health. After clinic hours, medical emergencies must go to Christus St. Vincent’s emergency room. It is the responsibility of the student to pay for services at St. Vincent’s. It is also the responsibility of students to have on file in the residential office a written health plan containing emergency contact numbers, medications, and procedures available for personal emergencies and medical needs.

Important Information and Phone Numbers:

  • Dental (505) 946-9485
  • Optometry (505) 946-9218
  • Behavior Health (505) 946-9263
  • Prescriptions (505) 946-9387 (Outpatient Pharmacy) or automated refill (505) 946-9376
  • Non-Urgent Medical Appointments (505) 946-9282 (IHS will no longer see medical patients on a walk in basis)
  • Schedule a same day appointment (505) 946-9282

Same day appointments are scheduled everyday between 8 am–6 pm, with the exception of Wednesday the clinic hours are from 1 pm–6 pm.

Health Insurance

Students are responsible for securing their own health insurance. New Mexico residents may apply for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) through . IHS eligible students may call the IHS benefits coordinator at (505) 946-9309 or (505) 9446-9560, Monday through Friday, 8 am–5 pm.

If a medical emergency should arise or if you are hospitalized, contact the IAIA Housing Director at (505) 424-2380 or the Student Life offices at (505) 424-2337 or (505) 424-2336.

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

  • RAVE—IAIA’s emergency alert system, will send timely notifications in case of an emergency or weather delays/closures to community members via text, e-mail, 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 e-mail address is confirmed, the user can edit options to receive alerts via text message on up to three different mobile numbers, e-mail on up to three different addresses and on up to three land lines.Register at
  • Security—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) 577-1660 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, which contains information about reportable criminal activities on campus, is available to the public. The campus community may obtain information about registered sex offenders in the .The IAIA Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Statement specifies IAIA’s policies and procedures on sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
  • 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.

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