Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015: Live Lobo and Prosper
October 12-October 17, 2015

We are now accepting donations to our annual Homecoming Online and Silent Auctions.

“Re-gift” with a purpose and donate items to support our scholarships and programs. Make your donation online until October 1. Questions about a contribution? Contact Victoria Beserra-Lujan at 505-277-6040, vbeserra@unm.edu. Our online and silent auction dates are:

  1. October 11-18, 2015: 5th Annual ONLINE AUCTION
  2. October 14, 2015: 2nd Annual Faculty and Staff Luncheon SILENT AUCTION
  3. October 16, 2015: 22nd Annual SILENT AUCTION during the Alumni Open House at Hodgin Hall
Donate to the Online and Silent Auctions   Register for
126 Club
  Thank you to our 2014 Participants
Join The Homecoming 126 Club

Join The Homecoming 126 Club!

Join Today!

Join The Homecoming 126 Club: By joining The Homecoming 126 Club, you send a strong message to other alumni and friends about the importance of supporting the UNM Alumni Association and the University of New Mexico. Members will receive either a pair of tickets to the Homecoming football game or a copy of the limited edition Homecoming poster. In addition you will be listed as a member of the loyal Homecoming 126 Club on the Alumni Association’s website.

Your generous donation of $126 will help sponsor the University of New Mexico’s Homecoming celebrations!
Schedule of Events, 2015
For complete details on Homecoming 2015 events, visit www.unmalumni.com/homecoming-schedule.html

Sunday, Oct 11 - Sunday, Oct 18 // Online and Silent Auctions

Monday, Oct 12 // Campus Sculpture Walking Tour

Tuesday, Oct 13 // UNM Art Museum Visitation

Tuesday, Oct 13 // UNM Staff Council Celebration

Tuesday, Oct 13 // Anderson School of Management

Wednesday, Oct 14 // Homecoming Collections Tour and Indian Tacos

Wednesday, Oct 14 // Campus Departments Decorating Contest

Wednesday, Oct 14 // Faculty and Staff Alumni Appreciation Luncheon and Silent Auction

Wednesday, Oct 14 // Homecoming Soccer Tailgate and Game

Thursday, Oct 15 // Health Sciences Center Open House and Tours

Thursday, Oct 15 // Homecoming Lecture

Thursday, Oct 15 - Saturday, Oct 17 // Earth & Planetary Sciences Alumni & Friends Weekend

Thursday, Oct 15 // School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Awards

Friday, Oct 16 // Game Day Fridays

Friday, Oct 16 // UNM Landscape History Tour

Friday, Oct 16 // UNM College of Fine Arts Panel Discussion

Friday, Oct 16 // Lobo Spirit Day and Pep Rally

Friday, Oct 16 // UNM Honors College & Scribendi Alumni Weekend Kickoff

Friday, Oct 16 // Novitski Hall Dental Clinic Grand Opening

Friday, Oct 16 // Black Alumni Chapter Living Legends Trailblazer Award Reception

Friday, Oct 16 // College of Arts and Sciences Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese Reception

Friday, Oct 16 // All-Alumni Open House and Silent Auction

Friday, Oct 16 // Past Student Leader Reception

Friday, Oct 16 // All Alumni Open House featuring UNM “Artists and Authors”

Friday, Oct 16 // Sigma Phi Epsilon Reunion

Friday, Oct 16 // UNM Law Distinguished Achievement Award Dinner

Friday, Oct 16 // Graduate Art Student Open Studio Tour

Friday, Oct 16 // UNM Alumni Lettermen Homecoming Social

Saturday, Oct 17 // All University Breakfast

Saturday, Oct 17 // Campus Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct 17 // UNM Honors College Family Fun Event

Saturday, Oct 17 // UNM Bookstore Celebration

Saturday, Oct 17 // UNM Honors College Brewery Tour

Saturday, Oct 17 // Chi Omega Alumnae Green Chile Stew Open House

Saturday, Oct 17 // UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Tailgate

Saturday, Oct 17 // UNM Alumni Tailgate

Saturday, Oct 17 // Anderson School of Management Tailgate

Saturday, Oct 17 // UNM College of Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, Oct 17 // UNM Honors College Homecoming Reception

Saturday, Oct 17 // Homecoming Game: UNM Lobos vs. Hawai'i

Homecoming schedule subject to change.
Last Updated: August 6, 2015

Alumni Sponsored Events, 2015

Alumni Sponsored Events

CAMPUS DEPARTMENTS DECORATING CONTEST: Each department participating in the contest will receive a commemorative 2015 Homecoming poster. Judging will take place at the UNM Faculty and Staff Alumni Luncheon. Sign-up online at: unmalumni.com/shortfilm. Contact: Lisa Lindquist, ldelgado@unm.edu, 505-277-7870 or Laura Montoya at lmont@unm.edu, 505-277-3733.

UNM FACULTY AND STAFF ALUMNI LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION, Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 pm: The UNM Alumni Association would like to show appreciation for our full-time faculty and staff who are UNM alumni. Tickets will be available for pick-up at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center the week of October 5. Again this year: a silent auction with Lobo items, gift certificates from surrounding restaurants and services and more! Donate to the auction by October 1.

5th Annual UNM ALUMNI ONLINE AUCTION, October 15-October 18: You can donate items to support our scholarships and programs! This is a great way to “re-gift” with a purpose. Donate to the auction by October 1. Questions about a contribution? Call our office at 505-277-5808 or email Victoria Beserra-Lujan at vbeserra@unm.edu.

ALUMNI OPEN HOUSE AND SILENT AUCTION, Friday, October 16, 5:30-8:00 p.m.:  The Annual Silent Auction will be held at Hodgin Hall, allowing you plenty of time to peruse the unique items offered by generous donors. Proceeds benefit the UNM Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and programs. Donate to the auction by October 1. ALL alumni are invited. Join us for live music and refreshments. Reservations strongly recommended at (505) 277-5808, or www.unmalumni.com/homecoming.

THE ALL UNIVERSITY BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 17, 9:00 a.m.: The All University Breakfast recognizes the accomplishments of New Mexico alumni through the presentation of the Zia, Lobo, and Inspirational Young Alumnus, awards. The event will be held at Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd, NW. $20/person. Reservations required. Call 505-277-5808 (1-800-258-6866) or online at www.unmalumni.com/homecoming.

UNM ALUMNI TAILGATE, Saturday, October 17, 3:00 p.m.: Join fellow alumni and Lobo fans for the biggest tailgate event IN THE CORPORATE LOT, NW corner of University Stadium. Everyone is welcome! Live entertainment, special guests and a microbrew beer tasting. Stop by to get your alumni pom poms, tattoos, beads and stickers here! Also, Lobo fans of all ages are invited to the free and fun Howl Zone 2.5 hours prior to kickoff on the north side of the Stadium West lot! Enjoy face painting, jumpers, balloon twisting and more.

UNM LOBOS vs. Hawai'i, Saturday, October 17, 5:00 p.m.: Wear your favorite super RED Lobo shirt to help Super Lobo Louie and Lucy gather LOBO SPIRIT and cheer on the Lobos at University Stadium as they take on the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors in the traditional Homecoming football game. Half-time festivities include the coronation of the Homecoming Queen and King. Discount tickets available through the UNM Alumni Relations Office, 505-277-5808, 800-258-6866, or online at www.unmalumni.com/homecoming.

Travel & Lodging

Travel and Lodging

LODGING: The official hotels for Homecoming 2015 are listed below. Book by September 25, 2015.

  • The Courtyard by Marriott Albuquerque Airport, 1920 Yale Blvd SE, offers a discount rate for UNM Alumni for $79/night plus tax based on single/double occupancy, and includes breakfast for two in the Bistro, free internet and parking. Call 1 (800) 321-2211 for reservations; refer to the group name “UNM Homecoming" or book online here.
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1901 University Blvd. NE, offers a discount rate for UNM Alumni for $85/night plus tax based on single/double occupancy. Call (505) 884-2500 for reservations; refer to the group UNM RATE or book online here.
  • The Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, offers a discount rate for UNM Alumni for $94/night plus tax based on single/double occupancy. Call 1-888-421-1442 (toll free) for reservations, or book online here.

TRAVEL: Air and rail travel options are listed below.

Please note: Rates subject to change.

Participate In The Community Service Project

UNM Alumni Association launches
its annual Homecoming Community Service Project

The UNM Alumni Association will collect items at several locations across campus beginning Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 16, 2015.

For the 6th year in a row, the UNM Alumni Association will collect items to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities New Mexico (RMHC-NM) as part of its Homecoming Community Service Project. RMHC-NM RMHC-NM provides comfort, care and a home away from home for families whose children are in medical treatment. They service over 70 family members each month in their Albuquerque location. This year RMHC-NM has asked that we collect disposable paper or Styrofoam bowls.

Also this year, with many Albuquerque Public Schools’ families in need of assistance, the UNM Alumni Association will gather much-needed donations benefiting the APS Title I Homeless Project. With nearly 7,000 homeless children and youth in the Albuquerque area, these donations make a tremendous difference in these students’ lives. Donations should include travel-size toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes, soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Community Service Donation Box Locations:

Community Service donation box locations will be announced in August, 2015. Email Sue MacEachen at smac14@unm.edu to request a donation box in your office or building.

Campus Decorating and Short Film Contest

2015 Homecoming Campus Decorating and Short Film Contest

Purpose: To promote awareness of Homecoming Week, to encourage creativity, and to encourage school spirit, community, and engagement.
Registration deadline: Monday, October 12, 2015

Each department participating in the contest will receive a commemorative 2015 Homecoming poster. Judging will take place online at the UNM Faculty and Staff Alumni Luncheon on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Click here for more details and to register.

Homecoming schedule is subject to change.
Schedule of events last updated: August 6, 2015