Homecoming:
Celebration traditions, making new ones

Live Lobo and Prosper—A Success!

Thank you to all our wonderful support partners, donors and volunteers who helped make Homecoming 2015 a truly memorable week for UNM.

We are howling over how much fun we had during Homecoming Week 2015—we hope everyone had a great time too! From all the college and department reunions, speaker series, alumni and student events, tailgates and the New Mexico Lobos WINNING against Hawaii . . . we think Live Lobo and Prosper was a success! Make sure to relive the memories with us by visiting our Flickr photo gallery.

We’re already planning for 2016!

The UNM Alumni Association staff works year round to prepare for and plan Homecoming – one week of actives, lecture series, events, reunions, tailgates, spirit days open houses, online and silent auctions, and more! If you, or your college or department, are interested in planning an event or reunion that will be a part of the Homecoming festivities, we’d love to help you make it a hit!

Our staff recommends planning and preparations for reunions and events taking place during Homecoming begin in March, and we’re happy to help! Contact Maria Wolfe at mwolfe@unm.edu or 505-277-9082.

Homecoming history and traditions

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

Online Auction

For our out-of-town Lobos, the UNM Alumni Association host an annual online auction that supports UNM student scholarships and alumni programs. Traditionally, the online auction kicks off the festivities at 8 a.m. the Sunday of Homecoming week and concludes the celebrations at 8 p.m. the following Sunday.

Each year, our generous donors give to our auction the most spectacular items for our alumni to bid on including balloon rides, ski packages, green chile deliveries and so much more! If you are interested in donating to our online or silent auctions, please contact Victoria Beserra-Lujan at vbeserra@unm.edu or 505-277-6040.

Hodgin Hall Alumni Center Open House & Silent Auction

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association enthusiastically invites alumni and the community to its annual Open House & Silent Auction at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center for an evening of fun, live entertainment and delicious refreshments while bidding on fabulous auction items from our generous donors. Help the UNM Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and programs by participating in the auction – proceeds support UNM students and alumni programs.

Join The Homecoming 127 Club!

By joining The Homecoming 127 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 receive either a pair of tickets to the Homecoming football game or a copy of the limited edition Homecoming poster. In addition you will be listed as a member of the loyal Homecoming 127 Club on the Alumni Association’s website. Your generous donation of $127 will help sponsor the University of New Mexico’s Homecoming celebrations!

Homecoming Community Service Project

The UNM Alumni Association collects items for a select New Mexico nonprofit each Homecoming. In 2015, the Alumni Association and generous supporters collected donated in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities New Mexico and Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless Project as part of the sixth annual Homecoming Community Service Project. The generous donation received made a tremendous difference in the families and students’ lives. The 2016 benefiting charities will be announced in summer 2016.

Homecoming Campus Decorating and Short Film Contest

The University of New Mexico and the Alumni Association invite departments to participate in the annual Homecoming Campus Decorating & Short Film Contest to celebration each year’s theme. All entries are judged and winners announced at the UNM Faculty and Staff Alumni Luncheon & Silent Auction.

Last updated: November 17, 2015