Homecoming 2018: September 24-29

Save the date for Homecoming 2018, which 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:

Discount Hotel Rates

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

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. 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!

Homecoming Week Kickoff Rally

Bring your Lobo spirit and wear your Cherry and Silver to a Homecoming Week pep rally for alumni, students, faculty and staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Hodgn Hall Alumni Center. Lobo Louie and Lucy will be there to help kick off this year’s festivities. Alumni-owned and/or operated food trucks will be available to purchase lunch. Faculty and staff will be able to pick up their Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon tickets at this event. Get in the Homecoming spirit by viewing photos of last year’s rally online.

Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon

Full-time Alumni faculty and staff are invited to the annual Homecoming Appreciation Lunch at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Space is limited to the first 300 guests, so be sure to pick up your ticket in advance at the Homecoming kickoff rally at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center on Monday, Sept. 24. 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). Photos from Homecoming 2017’s luncheon can be found online.

Diner en Rouge

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association enthusiastically invites alumni and the community to its Friday, Sept. 28, event — Diner en Rouge! Rock your best all-red outfit and prep the perfect picnic dinner to enjoy live entertainment and an evening with your Lobo pack at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center in the Karen Abraham Courtyard. Did you miss Diner en Rouge last year? Check out photos from the evening’s festivities on our Flickr page.

All University Breakfast

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association will proudly honor the recipients of its 2018 Lobo, Zia and Inspirational Young Alumnus awards during Homecoming 2018. The recipients will be honored at the Alumni Association's All University Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 29. The public is invited to attend. See photos from the 2017 All University Breakfast in the Flickr photo album.

All Alumni Tailgate

The UNM Alumni Association will continue the homecoming party at its annual Homecoming Tailgate that all alumni and Lobo fans are invited to! The Homecoming 2018 tailgate will be held 2 hours prior to kick off on Saturday, Sept. 29, before the UNM Lobos take on Liberty University at Dreamstyle Stadium. View photos from last year’s tailgate here.

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 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.

For questions or more information:

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