Homecoming 2018: September 24-29

Homecoming 2018, will take place Monday, Sept. 24, through Saturday, Sept. 29, with the Lobo football team taking on Liberty University on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dreamstyle Stadium. Homecoming will be a tradition-packed week of events and reunions, including the All University Breakfast. Make your plans now to join us in September!

Homecoming history and traditions

Each year, the UNM Alumni Association works with campus faculty, staff, colleges and departments, student groups and clubs to bring to life a one-of-a-kind week of celebrating the University and its community. A few things you can look forward to every year:

Homecoming 2018 Schedule


Community Service Project – The UNM Homecoming Committee will collect pet food, supplies, and toys to support the UNM Staff Council Happy Tails Drive. Items can be dropped off at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, Monday through Friday, 8-5 pm.

Zimmerman Library Tower Tours – This guided tour takes you behind the scenes, up to the top of the tower and inside the special collections. You'll go places people can't go and see special things!
Limited to 10 people per tour. Register at https://zimmerman-tower-tours.eventbrite.com/

Student Activities - Check lobospirit.unm.edu for details on student events during Homecoming Week.

UNM Bookstores - Homecoming Specials all week long at all locations – see store or website for hours/details – bookstore.unm.edu. Check our social media pages for additional information. @UNMBookstores. Let’s Go Lobos!

Support Homecoming Week by joining the Alumni Homecoming Club at https://www.unmfund.org/fund/alumni-homecoming-club.


10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Campus Sculpture Tour – starting from Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, you will traverse through campus learning about the unique sculptures and stories about the artists who created them. Contact Kathie Scott for questions at kascot1@unm.edu.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Peace, Love and Puppies - The Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers will be on campus to help you start your week off with wagging tails and healing hearts (aka pet therapy). Cactus Garden west of Zimmerman Library.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Latin@ & Hispan@ Alumni – Lobos en Comunidad Homecoming Social, Canvas Artistry, 3120 Central Ave. SE. RSVP to 277-5020 or isela@unm.edu.

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Geography of Cannabis - Join us as we present the historic biogeography of cannabis. Professor Chris Duval, an expert on plant-people relationships, will share his findings on our historic biogeography with cannabis. Reception will begin at 5:30 and lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m., Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. RSVP to unmalumni.com/homecoming. RSVP at www.unmalumni.com/homecoming.

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Alumni Veterans Happy Hour Reunion, Bomb’s Away, 9801 Acoma Rd SE.  RSVP to 277-3181 or vrc@unm.edu.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lobo Women’s Resource Center & Women’s Studies Happy Hour - Lobo Women are invited to join us for pizza and pints at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co., 608 McKnight Ave. NW. Family friendly event. RSVP to women@unm.edu or 505-277-3716.


11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Picnic on the Plaza – (formerly Faculty and Staff Alumni Lunch) Enjoy a green chile cheeseburger lunch on the new Smith Plaza, along with the annual Faculty and Staff Ice Cream Social. Only $5/person, pay at the door. Open to all until supplies run out. Pick up some cool homecoming spirit items and take a photo with a groovy Lobo Louie! Special gift for alumni faculty and staff. Bring your ID’s.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Staff Council Ice Cream Social at Picnic on the Plaza

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Rainbow Alumni Happy Hour – Join us at The Soch! Make your reservations at the LGBTQ Resource Center at 505-277-5428 or lgbtqrc@unm.edu.

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Architecture & Planning: Newest (Farris Engineering) & Oldest (Hodgin Hall) Building Tour and Happy Hour – Join us for a look at one of the newest and one of the oldest buildings at UNM, followed by a reception at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center.  RSVP to Elizabeth Suina at esuina@suinadesign.com or 505-766-6968.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Young Alumni Happy Hour – Canteen Brewhouse, 2381 Aztec Rd NE. RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/ybd5bgqp . Email questions to yngalums@unm.edu.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Native American Alumni Happy Hour - Bow and Arrow Brewing Co., 608 McKnight Ave. NW. RSVP to ervinagrace@outlook.com.

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Daily Lobo Alumni and Student Productions Alumni Happy Hour- Dialogue Brewing, 1501 1st St. NW. RSVP and questions to alumni@dailylobo.com or call 505-277-5656.


11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Maxwell Museum “Hidden Collections” - Join Curator of Ethnology, Lea McChesney, and Archaeology Collections Manager, Karen E. Price, for a tour and discussion of cultural objects around the world. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. RSVP to mhermans@unm.edu.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

2nd Annual Diversity Lecture, Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. RSVP to diverse@unm.edu or call 505-277-1238 for more information.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Tailgate – hosted by Global Education Office and UNM Alumni Association, UNM Soccer Stadium. Contact mwolfe@unm.edu with any questions.

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.


OMI Tour - Behind the scenes tour of the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. 5:30 p.m.:  Check-in and reception; 6 p.m.: Presentation and welcome by Dr. Nolte; followed by tours. No open toe shoes. 18 years of age and older only. RSVP required at www.unmalumni.com/homecoming.

7 p.m.

UNM Volleyball vs. UNLV - Johnson Center


1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

HSC Homecoming event – Peace, Love and Lobo Fun on Fitz Plaza. Bring your favorite t-shirt to decorate for the Peace Love & Lobo Shirt Spray Decorating activity.

2 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

College of Fine Arts: Art in the Afternoon: .

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Tamarind Institute & Art Museum – Start at Tamarind Institute for a presentation and tour of the world-renowned lithography workshop. Then head over to the UNM Art Museum for a behind the scenes look at our amazing collection. Stay for a glass of wine and get to know the new Curator of Photography and Prints, Mary Statzer.   Mary will tell about the new exhibit of the permanent collection at the UNM Art Museum.

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Art Museum Reception Museum Director Arif Khan and Mary Statzer talk about the new permanent collection exhibit. Start at Tamarind Institute for a presentation and tour of the world-renowned lithography workshop. Then head over to the UNM Art Museum for a behind the scenes look at our amazing collection. Stay for a glass of wine and get to know the new Curator of Photography and Prints, Mary Statzer. Mary will tell about the new exhibit of the permanent collection at the UNM Art Museum. 5:00 p.m. Reception at the UNM Art Museum and remarks with Arif Khan and Mary Statzer about the new permanent collection exhibit To RSVP for the Tour at Tamarind and UNM Art Museum, RSVP by Tuesday, September 25 by emailing tamarind@unm.edu or calling 505.277.3901. Tamarind Institute is at 2500 Central Ave. SE. The UNM Art Museum is in the lobby of the UNM Center for the Arts.-.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

80 Years of the Art Annex and Mattox Sculpture Center – Graduate Art Association hosts a reception at the MFA Open Studios and the Mattox Sculpture Center, 1524 Copper Ave NE. 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

College of Nursing Alumni and Clinical Educators Awards Reception – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St NW.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Lobo Living Room: Science of Beer - Join us as we explore and taste how air, water, malt, hops, yeast and the weather interact to create an amazing diversity of flavors. Presented by the UNM Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology with Dr. Mark Stone, Associate Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.



Heritage Club Brunch - Members of the Heritage Club are invited back to campus to enjoy a special brunch honoring the Class of 1968.

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Alumni Reunion & Research Showcase, 11:30-4:30, Northrop Hall. RSVP at  epsalums@unm.edu, or 505-277-1633.

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Black Alumni Living Legends and Trailblazer Awards – Recognition of the Black Alumni Living Legends and Trailblazers Awards, and recipient of the Charles P. Roberts Fellowship Award. SUB Ballroom.

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

College of Education Research Showcase – Open House and current research projects by CCRCE, TAGs and STARS programs. Enjoy refreshments, network with colleagues and visit with faculty.  Travelstead Hall.

3 p.m.

History Department Open House in the History Commons. Come and visit with your favorite professors until our second annual Homecoming lecture begins at 3:30. RSVP to bwafer@unm.edu

5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Diner en Rouge – Back by popular demand! Rock your best red outfit and bring your favorite dinner and table decorations. $25/person. Boxed Dinners available for purchase. Reservations required. Karen Abraham Courtyard.


9 a.m. – 11 a.m.


All University Breakfast – Recognition and accomplishments of New Mexico resident alumni through the presentation of the Zia, Lobo, and Inspirational Young Alumnus awards. $25/person. RSVP required. Doubletree by Hilton

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrating 90 years - Anthropology Lecture: “Chaco Canyon” Anthropology Room #163. Please RSVP to Jennifer George - jgeorge2@unm.edu.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Honors Alumni Chapter Reception - Join us for our annual Homecoming Reception, Distinguished Alumni Awards and Scribendi Silent Auction. Honors Forum RSVP to honors@unm.edu or call 277-4211 for more information.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

School of Pharmacy Reunions - Join the College of Pharmacy Reunion Classes of 1993 and 2008 at the Domenici Center, Room 3740. Visit pharmacy.unm.edu. Domenici Center.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs Florida Int’l, UNM Soccer Stadium

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Alumni Lettermen Tailgate - Lettermen’s Lounge, 3 hours before kickoff

1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate - Join fellow alumni and Lobo fans before kick-off at the biggest tailgate event at Dreamstyle Stadium. EVERYONE is welcome! Entertainment and special guests. REX’s burgers and craft beer for sale at venue (must show valid ID).  2.5 hours before kickoff

1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate Participating Schools and Departments – While everyone is welcome, alums and members of UNM Lobo Club, UNM Athletics, Anderson School of Management and Native American Studies are invited to gather under the large Homecoming Tailgate tent. 

4 p.m.


Homecoming Game: UNM vs. Liberty – Discount tickets for alumni and guests, $15/person. Purchase through www.unmalumni.com/homecoming.  Dreamstyle Stadium


For questions or more information:

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