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:

Join The Homecoming Club!

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. Members 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!

Homecoming Community Service Project

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 for The Storehouse in support of the Lobo Food Pantry as part of the eighth annual Homecoming Community Service Project. The 2018 benefiting charities will be announced in summer 2018.

Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon

Full-time faculty and staff who are alumni are invited to the annual Homecoming Appreciation Lunch at noon on the Wednesday of Homecoming. Space is limited to the first 300 guests, so be sure to pick up your ticket in advance at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, starting the Monday before homecoming. 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). Faculty and Staff who donate a nonperishable food items at the UNM Alumni Association's Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon will receive a 2018 commemorative UNM Homecoming pin.

All University Breakfast

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association proudly honors the recipients of its 2018 Lobo, Zia and Inspirational Young Alumnus awards. The recipients will be honored at the Alumni Association's All University Breakfast on the Saturday of homecoming week. The public is invited to attend.

All Alumni Tailgate

The UNM Alumni Association will continue the homecoming party at its annual All Alumni Homecoming Tailgate which all alumni and Lobo fans are invited to! Held before the annual homecoming football game, dates and times will be announced in Spring 2018.

For questions or more information:

Sue MacEachen, Associate Director
Alumni Relations Office
(505) 277-9088, smac14@unm.edu