Homecoming 2019: October 21-26

The UNM Alumni Association invites all members of our pack to rediscover their Lobo spirit during Homecoming 2019: Paint The Town Cherry! This year’s homecoming celebrates all things Cherry & Silver with the guest of honor being you—our Lobo alumni and supporters. We invite you to celebrate by Painting the Town Cherry during Homecoming Week: Monday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

Paint The Town Cherry is a celebration of each member of our Lobo pack and the Cherry & Silver spirit within each of us! During Homecoming Week 2019 there will be an event, lecture series, reunion, open house or tailgate opportunity to fit everyone’s interests. A full schedule of events can be found by scrolling down.

Discount Hotel Rates

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 following hotels in Albuquerque:

Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport
1400 Sunport Place SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106
Phone: 505-242-9300
Special Rate Code: UNNM

Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport
2601 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106
Phone: 575-621-5625
Special Rate Code: 1361058

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport
1520 Sunport Place SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106
Phone: 575-621-5625
Special Rate Code: 560067912

Homecoming 2019 Schedule

ALL WEEK

Collections for Lobo Food Pantry Community Service Project – This year’s 10th annual Homecoming Community Service Project will benefit the Lobo Food Pantry. Alumni and event attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items, toiletries, and feminine care products. Donation drop off bins can be found in the lobby of Hodgin Hall Alumni Center.

Student Activities – Check out the Lobo Spirit webpage for a detailed list of fun student events held during Homecoming week.

UNM Bookstores – Homecoming specials all week at all locations. See UNM Bookstores online or in store for details.

Alumni Homecoming Club – Help support this year’s celebration by becoming a member of the Homecoming Club. Your donation will assist in supporting Homecoming, alumni programs and student scholarships. Donate online.

Zimmerman Library Tours — Homecoming Week only! Do you remember studying in the stacks? Have you always wondered what's up in that tower? Either way, you won't want to miss the Zimmerman Library Tower Tour. See parts of Zimmerman not open to the public, glimpse hints of ghosts from the past. Limited to 10 people per tour. Register online.

Monday, October 21

3 – 5 p.m.

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President Garnet S. Stokes and Dr. Jeffrey Younggren invite you to kickoff Homecoming with S’mores roast at University House.

Tuesday, October 22

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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All Faculty & Staff Homecoming Lunch – Enjoy $5 Red Chile or traditional Frito Pie at Hodgin Hall, prizes and a gift for every faculty/staff alum. Staff Council and UNM Athletics will be serving ice cream for all faculty & staff.

5:30-8:30 p.m.

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UNM Latin American Institute’s 40th Anniversary Lecture & Reception – Hodgin Hall Alumni Center.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Daily Lobo and Student Publications Alumni Happy Hour – Red Door Brewing 1001 Candelaria Rd NE.

Wednesday, October 23

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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“Hidden Collections” a behind the Scenes Tour of Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Archives, Ethnology. See and discuss newest collections. Space is limited and RSVP required. Call 277-1400 or email mhermans@unm.edu.

5:30-7 p.m.

UNM Young Alumni hosts a Homecoming Happy Hour at Rio Bravo Brewing Co. in the Barrel Room. Tours and raffles. First 50 attendees to sign in receive one free drink ticket. The brewery is located at 1912 2nd St. in Albuquerque

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Explore the present and future in "Drones, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Mapping” presented by Christopher Lippitt, Ph.D., Chair of UNM Geography and Environmental Studies. Reception followed by lecture Hodgin Hall Alumni Center.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Latin@ Hispan@ Alumni Chapter Happy Hour, Canvas Artistry, 3120 Central Avenue.

6 p.m.

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Lobo Living Room Celebrates UNM Press 90th Anniversary at Albuquerque Museum.

Thursday, October 24

11 a.m.- Noon

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HSC Anatomy & Sim Lab Tour - UNM HSC offers a behind the scenes tour of their new facilities.

Noon- 2 p.m.

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Lobo Fun on Fitz Plaza – HSC Homecoming – grab some popcorn, decorate a bandana and enjoy a with fellow Lobos.

5:30-8:30 p.m.

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The Institute of Meteoritics 75th Anniversary Celebration - Reception, Lecture and Open House at Northrup Hall.

6-8 p.m.

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College of Fine Arts Open Studios with music, food, performance art & more! Mattox Sculpture Center -1516 Copper NE- and Art Annex next to Hodgin Hall Alumni Center.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Black Alumni Chapter Awards Ceremony – Hodgin Hall Alumni Center.

Friday, October 25

5 – 9 p.m.

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School of Medicine Reunion Weekend. More info.

9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

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The Institute of Meteoritics Symposium Celebrating their 75th Anniversary – Northrop Hall.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

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College of Education Awards Brunch – The Cellar of Hokona - $17 per person

3:30-5:30 p.m.

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College of Education Research Showcase and Reception– Travelstead Hall – Free!

3-5 p.m.

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History Homecoming Lecture sponsored by History Alumni Chapter with Dr. Paul Hutton presenting in the History Department Common Room, Mesa Vista Hall 1104.

5 p.m.

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College of Pharmacy Reunion Reception and Dinner for Classes of 1994 and 2009, Season’s Rotisserie and Grill. Registration required.

5:30 – 9 p.m.

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Diner en Rouge: Show your Lobo pride with your best red outfit. Pack a tasty dinner and don’t forget Cherry & Silver table decorations. We’ll paint Zimmerman’s West Wing cherry while enjoying music, entertainment and drinks. Boxed Dinners available for advance purchase $15. Reservations required. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 22, for an early bird ticket price of $20.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Native American Alumni Happy Hour – Bow & Arrow Brewing Co., 608 McNight Ave. NW.

7 p.m.

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Women’s Soccer Game v. San Jose State University, University of New Mexico Soccer Stadium.

Saturday, October 26

School of Medicine Reunion Weekend

8 a.m.

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Lobo Relay Race – UNM HR Wellness invites all Alumni, Staff, Faculty and Students to form a team and join us at the North Golf Course. Registration required: hr.unm.edu/wellness.

9 a.m.

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All University Breakfast – Presentation of the Zia, Lobo and Inspirational Young Alumnus awards at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Registration required, $25 per person.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Honors College Alumni Reception and new building tour.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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CEP - College Enrichment Programs 50th Anniversary Celebration Reunion Tailgate inviting all CEP Alumni, Faculty and Staff to our tent at Dreamstyle Stadium. Registration required. See cep.unm.edu for registration details.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Homecoming Tailgate – Everyone is welcome at the biggest tailgate event of the season at Dreamstyle Stadium. Alumni, members of Lobo Club, UNM Athletics and all Lobo fans are invited to gather for food, drinks, music and fun! There will be drinks, snacks and $6 Rex burgers.

2 p.m.

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Homecoming Football Game – New Mexico Lobos vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Dreamstyle Stadium. Discount tickets for alumni and guest, $15 per person.

6 p.m.

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UNM Volleyball vs. Air Force

For questions or more information:

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