Living La Vida Lobo will take place Monday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 30, with the Lobo football team taking on Air Force Academy at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Dreamstyle Stadium. Homecoming will keep with tradition for a week packed with events and reunions, including the All University Breakfast. Make your plans now to join us in September!

The UNM Alumni Association invites all members of our pack to reignite and rediscover their Lobo spirit with Homecoming 2017’s celebration — Living la Vida Lobo! This year’s homecoming is a celebration of the Lobo life and a party like no other with the guest of honor being you – our Lobo alumni and supporters! We invite you to celebrate Living la Vida Lobo during Homecoming Week: Monday, Sept. 25 to Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

Living la Vida Lobo is a celebration of each member of our Lobo pack – each of us defines all of us! Homecoming 2017 asks our alumni and supporters to rock your best red, show off your silver and howl with the pack because with more than 50 events on the calendar during Homecoming Week 2017, there will be an event, lecture series, reunion, open house or tailgate opportunity to fit everyone’s interests.

Registration

Registration for Homecoming 2017 is now open (opens in new window). Make sure you receive email and print invitations about Homecoming reunions and special events and update your contact information online. If you have questions please contact us by email at alumni@unm.edu or by phone at 505-277-5808.

Homecoming Week Kickoff Rally

The UNM Alumni Association invites all members of our pack to reignite and rediscover their Lobo spirit at the Homecoming Kickoff Rally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Karen A. Abraham Courtyard at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. Bring your Lobo spirit and wear your Cherry and Silver to a Homecoming Week kickoff rally for alumni, students, faculty and staff. 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, including the Supper Truck and Kimo’s Hawaiian BBQ. Staff Council will be providing ice cream for dessert. Faculty and staff will be able to pick up their Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon tickets at this event.

Join The Homecoming Club!

As part of the Homecoming 2017 festivities, the UNM Alumni Association asks you to consider supporting this year’s celebration by becoming a member of the Homecoming Club. Your donation will assist in supporting Homecoming, our alumni programs and student scholarships. To show our appreciation, your name will be listed as a member of the Homecoming Club on the Alumni Association’s webpage. We hope you will join in our efforts to make Homecoming 2017 the best yet! Donate online!

Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon

Full-time Alumni faculty and staff are invited to the annual Homecoming Appreciation Lunch at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 27. 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. 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).

Diner en Rouge

You’re invited to the UNM Alumni Association’s new homecoming event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 – Diner en Rouge! Rock your best all-rouge (red) outfit and prep the perfect picnic dinner for an evening that will bring to life this year’s theme – Living la Vida Lobo! Festivities will be held in the Karen A. Abraham Courtyard at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center and include free photos, best dressed and best table decoration contests, music, entertainment and surprises throughout the night. Tickets are limited, get yours today! Tickets include drinks – wine and beer available for attendees who are 21 and older; non-alcoholic beverages also available – as well as linen covered tables and chairs for your convenience. More information and to RSVP available online, or call 505-277-5808.

All University Breakfast

We are proud to announce this year’s Lobos who are leading the pack in our community with their lively dedication and commitment to the Alumni Association, the University, professional development and community service. The UNM Alumni Association Awards will be presented at the All University Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the La Ventana Room at Embassy Suites. Tickets to the All University Breakfast are available online. This year’s recipients include: Lobo Award recipient Jack Fortner (’78 BA); Zia Awards recipients Amy Boule (‘68 BA, ’84 MBA); Larry Larranaga (‘71 BSCE, ‘80 MS); L. Ray Nunley (’62 BSPH); Roy Solomon (’89 BUS); Elisabeth Valenzuela (‘99 BS, ‘01 MA, ‘09 PhD); Vickie Wilcox (’95 JD); Inspirational Young Alumnus recipient Megan Fitzpatrick (’08 BA, ’14 MD). Read about the recipients here.

Homecoming 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 2017 tailgate will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, before the UNM Lobos take on Air Force Academy at Dreamstyle Stadium. The tailgate will be held in the North 4 Lot at Dreamstyle Stadium and will feature guests from the Anderson School of Management, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy. All alumni and Lobo fans are invited! ID’s will be checked at the door. Food options include a burger meal for $15 per person. Discount football tickets to watch the Lobos take on Air Force Academy at 5 p.m. can be purchased for $15 in advance on our RSVP page.

Homecoming Community Service Project

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association will be collecting nonperishable food items and protein packs Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29, in support The Storehouse as part of the eight annual Homecoming Community Service Project. For more info, including drop off locations and volunteer opportunities, visit our community service webpage.

For questions or more information:

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