Golden Graduates . . .
Has It Really Been 50 Years?!

Golden Graduates
Each year, UNM Golden Graduates — the class celebrating its 50th anniversary – are honored at the University of New Mexico Commencement. This year the UNM Alumni Association will be honoring those alumni who graduated in 1965.
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This special Golden Graduate recognition began as a salute to alumni unable to participate in their own commencement ceremonies because of military service in WWII and the Korean Conflict. Gold-colored robes are provided and the names of those returning for the ceremony are printed in the official program. In addition to participating in the Commencement ceremony, Golden Graduates are invited to a reunion reception, followed by the Heritage Club Dinner. This is a perfect opportunity to reminisce with former classmates and friends!

** Registration required. Please RSVP by April 17, 2015.
All events sponsored by the UNM Alumni Association unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
TBA Luncheon for ASM Class of 1964 (Sponsored by the Anderson School of Management)
TBA College of Nursing Tour (Sponsored by the College of Nursing)
TBA Dinner with My Classmates (Sponsored by the College of Nursing)
Friday, May 8, 2015
10:00 am ** Campus Walking Tour Hosted by our student ambassadors, the UNM Trailblazers. Departs from Hodgin Hall
10:00 am-3:00 pm Robe Fitting for 2015 Spring Commencement Participants Hodgin Hall (Parking permits for Hodgin Hall will be mailed for this and the tour)
2:30 pm Convocation College of Pharmacy: Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center
3:00 pm Convocation Political Science: SUB Ballrooms B&C
4:00 pm Wine Reception Hodgin Hall Alumni Center
5:00 pm ** Heritage Club Dinner Hodgin Hall Alumni Center
6:00 pm UNM Spring Commencement (Graduates) Wise Pies Arena, aka "The Pit"
Saturday, May 9, 2015
8:15 am Golden Grads report for graduation ceremony Rudy Davalos Center Hospitality Room at Wise Pies Arena, aka "The Pit". Wear comfortable shoes and clothing!
9:00 am ** Spring Commencement (Undergraduates) Wise Pies Arena, aka "The Pit"
All Day Convocations For a schedule of Convocations, visit

Check the schedule of college convocations at

Special Hotel Rates for Golden Graduates
  • Marriott Courtyard: 1920 Yale Blvd SE, $79 /night, includes breakfast, 1-800-321-2211, website, mention UNM Golden Grads Room Block
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel: 1901 University Blvd. NE, $83/night, (505) 884-2500, website

To receive the special room rates, reservations must be made by April 14, 2015. Mention that you are with UNM Golden Grads. These rooms and rates are available May 7 through May 10, 2015.

Parking Information:

Parking will be available in the Hodgin Hall Visitor lot, along Redondo Drive next to Hodgin Hall, and in the "B" Lot on the NW corner of Central and University.

  • Friday, May 8: Parking permits for Hodgin Hall will be sent to registered Golden Graduates and Heritage Club members for the Golden Grad Robing, campus tour as well as the Heritage Club Dinner.
  • Saturday, May 9: Park in the WEST lot at Wise Pies Arena, aka "The Pit". The Davalos Center is just south of Wise Pies Arena, aka "The Pit", same complex. We will give you a map when you pick up your robes.

More information about parking at UNM is available on the UNM Parking and Transportation webpage

Who were your favorite professors, places on campus or words of wisdom?

Members from the 50th anniversary class are invited to fill out forms to be included in memory books. Graduates are asked about their favorite professors, places on campus and words of wisdom. These memories are compiled into annual memory books and dispersed to golden graduates attending the Heritage Club Dinner and to those grads who submitted their memory, but were unable to attend.

We want to know what you have been doing for the past 50 years! This information may be used for the Mirage Class Notes and/or the 1964 Memory Book, which will be distributed at the dinner in May 8, 2015. Please return your submission by April 27, 2015.

Submit your Memory Book Questionnaire with our online form.

Last Updated: January 22, 2015