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Residential Life

Mission Statement:

The Mission for the Housing and Recreation department is to provide a safe, comfortable living environment that ensures student success for the resident student. The Housing & Recreation Department is committed to providing a living and learning environment conducive to student development.


Residential Life:

The Residential Life Department features two (2) traditional style residential facilities, which provides accommodations for approximately 256 students. In addition, the Residential Life Department supervises, organizes and facilitates recreational activities, intramural's and the SIPI Wellness Center. A large component of the educational experience is learning to live and to interact with other people from different tribal, racial and economic backgrounds. To this end, students are helped to develop a growing sense of maturity and responsibility by participating in student activities within the residential facilities and throughout the college campus.

The main goal for the Residential Life Department is to provide a safe learning environment with social and academic support.



 Golden Eagle lodge accommodates the male students.

 Four Winds lodge accommodates the female students.

 Both dorms are staffed 24/7.

 SIPI does not have Co-ed dorms or married/family housing.


Room Accommodations:
Each student room accommodates two (2 to 3) persons and is furnished as follows: wall to wall carpeting, twin size beds (XL 36”x80”) with study desk top attached to each bed, chairs, wastebaskets and wardrobe cabinet for each student.

What To Bring:




Clothes Hangers

Trash bags

Laundry Bag/Basket

Laundry Soap

Personal Hygiene Supplies

Combination Lock



Appliances Allowed:

Prohibited in rooms.

Electric Clock


Small Stereos 

Appliances Not Allowed:


Hot Plates

Space Heaters



Laundry facilities
Vacuum Cleaners
TV Lounge area (front lobby and wings)
Ironing boards
Computer labs
Snack/Drink Vending machines

Private Automobiles

Parking lots are available. Students must register their vehicle with the Campus Security office. Please have proper liability insurance, current state registration and driver’s license.


Due to limited transportation services at SIPI, you will need to make your own travel arrangements from the airport, bus depot or train station when arriving in Albuquerque to SIPI.

Submit your Housing Applications as soon as possible for approval, rooms are given on a first come and first serve basis for each trimester. Each application is reviewed by the Housing Director and staff. Once you have been notified of your acceptance to the Housing Program, you need to submit your payment of $75.00 in money order form. In the event the dorms become full, the remaining applications will be placed on a wait list in the chronological order when it was received. The students on the wait list must be enrolled in classes with 12 or more credit hours.