Homecoming FAQs

When will the Homecoming weekend schedule be available?

Homecoming week is from Sept. 24 to 29, 2018. The schedule of events will be available later this summer.

What is the difference between Homecoming and a reunion?

Homecoming is a community-wide event where alumni, parents, students and friends can connect with The University. Some reunions take place during Homecoming and are specific opportunities for groups of alumni (usually class years or affinity groups) to gather.

Where do events take place?

With the exception of when noted in the event description, all events take place on The University of New Mexico campus. We hope you'll stop by Hodgin Hall Alumni Center during Homecoming week and visit us!

What should I wear?

Casual fall attire is recommended for most Homecoming events.

Visitor's Information

Where can I park on campus?

Please visit the UNM Parking & Transportation Services website for information on parking on campus.

Are there any local hotels?

For our Lobos who are coming home for this year's Homecoming festivities, the Alumni Relations Office will be able to negotiate discount rates at the area hotels. We will be posting discounted booking information in late spring. Check by for details soon!

Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely! Homecoming is intentionally designed to be family friendly and children are welcome at all events.

Volunteering and Donations

How can I volunteer to help plan or be involved with Homecoming?

Volunteers are greatly appreciated and accepted all year round. To sign up to become a volunteer, please contact the Senior Alumni Relations Officer, Maria Wolfe at mwolfe@unm.edu or 505-277-9082.

How does Homecoming Club giving make a difference?

By joining The Homecoming 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. You will be listed as a member of the loyal Homecoming Club on the Alumni Association's website. Your generous donation will help sponsor The University of New Mexico's Homecoming celebrations and programs. Donate today! We thank you for your support.

Is there a Community Service Project?

Yes! The UNM Alumni Association collects items for a select New Mexico nonprofit each homecoming. In 2017, the Alumni Association and generous supporters collected nonperishable food donations and protein packs for the Storehouse as part of the eighth annual Homecoming Community Service Project. This year's benefiting charity will be announced in spring 2018.

Ticketing and Registration

Do I need to register for Homecoming?

Yes! Registrations help us decide how much food to order and how many seats to provide. Even if an event is free, it is helpful for the event planners to know how many guests to expect. Register for activities through the Homecoming RSVP form. Find details on registering for other events not listed here in the Homecoming Schedule of Events.

Is registration or tickets required for Homecoming events?

Registration is required for most Homecoming events. The football game does require tickets for admission. Advance discount tickets will be available through the Homecoming registration form.

Where do I pick-up the Tailgate and Game tickets that I ordered?

Football tickets will be mailed by Friday, Sept. 21. Any orders taken after this date can be picked up at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Any orders not picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 will be available at the Homecoming Tailgate tent on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Homecoming Tailgate tent is located in the Howl Zone at Dreamstyle Stadium.

Is Homecoming merchandise available for sale?

Yes! If you are not registering for any Homecoming events, but would like to purchase Homecoming posters, pins, and shirts, you can purchase your merchandise online.

Can I receive a refund if necessary?

Registrations canceled on or modified before Friday, September 21, 2018 will be eligible for a full refund. Registrations canceled on or modified after Friday, September 21, 2018 cannot be refunded. Football Game tickets are non-refundable. All refunds require notification via phone or written statement cancelation.

For questions or more information:

Alumni Relations Office
O: 505-277-5808
800-ALUM-UNM (258-6866)
E: alumni@unm.edu