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University Update

A Message from President Stokes

President Garnett Stokes Root Beer Float Social

With most students gone for the summer, campus is quiet, and it is a good time to reflect on the tremendous successes of the 2018-2019 school year as we look forward to a promising one in 2019-2020.

This last academic year was one of growth, challenge and opportunity as we found new ways to serve as the University for New Mexico. We launched our Grand Challenges initiative, an effort to harness our strengths in research and public service by addressing water needs, patterns of substance abuse, and healthy aging in our state. We partnered with the City of Albuquerque to launch a new initiative investigating the roots of homelessness in our hometown and what can be done to curb it. And most recently, UNM and Sandia National Laboratories joined forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering.

Our UNM family spreads far and wide, as does our influence. As Lobos, we take pride in our successes and look forward to continuing to better serve as New Mexico’s flagship institution.

Have a great summer, and let’s go Lobos!

Announcements from The UNM Alumni Association

Congratulations Class of 2019!

The Alumni Association proudly welcomed over 3,800 Lobos to the pack. Leading the way were members of the Class of 1969 and other Heritage Club members who enjoyed a weekend of reunions, reconnection and remembrance of their time at UNM. To read more about the day’s activities visit the UNM Newsroom.

Golden Grads of 2019

Alumni Association Seeks Award Nominations

The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the Zia, Lobo and Inspirational Young Alumnus awards. The awards will be presented at the All University Breakfast during Homecoming week later this year. Visit our awards webpage for descriptions and to make a nomination. Award Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Alumni Association Award Winners

Lobo Football Season Tickets

Season tickets for Lobo Football are on sale now! Visit the UNM Athletics website for details.

Season Tickets ad featuring a Lobo Football Player

Seeking Feedback on Alumni Golf Benefit

Golfing Alumni! Would you be interested in a new benefit of discounts at UNM’s golf courses? The Alumni Office is exploring the possibility of creating a new program but we want your input. Please take just a couple of minutes to send us an email and let us know if you would be interested in such a program and any thoughts you have on what would be most appealing to you. We will then take this information and compile the results to see what’s possible. Be on the lookout for an update in the future!

Photo of UNM Golf Course

Join Us!

Lobo Football take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish!

Lobo Football Team

The Lobos are taking on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 14, 2019. Alumni can take advantage of exclusive travel packages to make it a memorable weekend of rooting on the Lobos! Travel and Game day only packages available. Last day to book is July 1, 2019. Learn more here.

Limited tickets remaining in Lobo sections at Notre Dame Stadium. Purchase Here.

Homecoming 2019: October 21-26

Mark your calendars and start making plans now to join us October 21-26 to celebrate Homecoming 2019. Lobo football will take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Saturday, October 26, at Dreamstyle Stadium. Homecoming will be a tradition-packed week of events and reunions that you won't want to miss!

Lobo Football Players running with New Mexico Flag

Chapter News & Events

Photo of Alumni

Congratulations to the Phoenix Chapter on hosting their first annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for their chapter scholarship!

Stay up to date about chapter events by visiting our events calendar.

Upcoming Chapter Events

June
June 8 Ethnic Studies: From Cradle to College, Culturally and Critically Relevant Education | Hodgin Hall Alumni Center | 10 a.m.
June 13 Honors Chapter New Grad Happy Hour | Hollow Spirits | 5:30 p.m.
June 29 Atlanta Lobos United Game| Mercedes-Benz Stadium | 4 p.m.
July
July 18 Native American Chapter Planning Meeting | Hodgin Hall Alumni Center | 5:30 p.m.
July 20 Los Angeles Chapter Annual Hollywood Bowl Concert & Potluck Picnic | Hollywood Bowl | 6 p.m.
July 28 San Diego Lobos at Padres vs. Giants | PetCo Park | 1 p.m.

It's Good to Be A Lobo

UNM Alumni Travel Program

Spain - Andalucia in a Parador

  • Ponder the influence of the Moors as you explore the entrancing Alhambra.
  • Feel the passion in the soulful dancing and singing of a flamenco performance.
  • Immerse yourself in the charm of Antequera, an off-the-beaten-path gem known for its religious architecture and its beautiful natural setting.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking view of El Tajo Gorge in Ronda.
  • Delight in the majestic architecture of the cathedral and Alcázar in Sevilla.
  • Sip a glass of wine at an organic winery as you savor your adventure in Andalucía.
  • Experience four UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Book by August 20 and save up to $500 per person!

Photo overlooking Andalucia

Lobo Living Room

The popular Lobo Living Room series will take a summer hiatus. Soon, we’ll have our fall programs in place. If you feel the need for a Lobo Living Room fix in the meantime, you can find recordings of past programs on our website

Photos – Lobos Across the Land

Find your photos!

Did you come to any of our recent events? You can find all the photos on our Flickr site. Take a minute and find yourself and your friends!

UNM Alumni Photo Collage

For questions or more information:

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