Homecoming FAQs

When will the Homecoming weekend schedule be available?

Homecoming week is from Sept. 25 to 30, 2017.

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 has been able to negotiate discount rates at the area hotels. Make your plans now to join us in September! Visit the homecoming webpage for more information.

Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely! Homecoming is intentionally designed to be family friendly and children are welcome at all events. There is one exception though. The Office of Medical Examiners tour, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, is open only to those 18 years of age and older.

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 Homecoming Committee will collect dry and canned PROTEIN food for The Storehouse, a project of Adelante. Please drop your items from 8 to 5 p.m. at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, Monday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 29.

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 the All-University Breakfast, Hope MacIntosh Lecture, OMI Tour, Geography of Beer Lecture, Chemistry of Green Chile, Tailgate, and Football game through the main Homecoming RSVP form. Diner en Rouge has a separate 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 purchase tickets will be available through the Homecoming registration form.

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

Football tickets and tailgate meal tickets will be mailed by Friday, Sept. 22. 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. 29 will be available at the Homecoming Tailgate tent until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Homecoming Tailgate tent is located in the Howl Zone at Dreamstyle Stadium.

Where do I get my tickets for the Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon?

Tickets are required for the Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon. Pick up your ticket in advance at the Homecoming Kickoff Rally at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center on Monday, Sept. 25. Tickets will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring your Lobo ID (reservations will not be accepted over the phone). Space is limited to the first 300 guests. Full-time Alumni faculty and staff are invited to the annual Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Is Homecoming merchandise available for sale?

Yes! If you are not registering for any Homecoming events, but would like to purchase Homecoming posters or pins, please purchase your merchandise online. More information about Homecoming merchandise is available online.

Can I receive a refund if necessary?

Registrations canceled on or modified before Friday, September 22, 2017 will be eligible for a full refund. Registrations canceled on or modified after Friday, September 22, 2017 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