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University Update

A Message from the UNM Alumni Association Board of Directors President, Alexis Tappan

Alexis Tappan

This time of year is a time of gratitude, when we come together to celebrate so many things we are grateful for, especially our fall UNM graduates.

I join you, our Lobo alumni, in being grateful for what UNM provides - a love of learning, opportunities, lifelong friends and an appreciation of the transformative power of education.

And so, as our newest alums begin the rest of their lives, I'm grateful to know that they will go out into the world to do amazing things, and bring their cherry and silver spirit with them.

Congratulations graduates and may all of you in our worldwide Lobo community have the warmest and happiest of holiday seasons.

Alexis Kerschner Tappan
President, UNM Alumni Association Board of Directors

Announcements from The UNM Alumni Association

Hanging of the Greens

Hanging of the Greens Banner

We hope to see many of you on Friday, December 6th for Hanging of the Greens. One of the oldest campus traditions, the evening begins by gathering at the UNM bookstore, followed by caroling through campus, the official presentation of the wreath for University House and ends at Hodgin Hall with holiday themed refreshments. We also encourage all who attend to bring an unwrapped children’s book to donate to UNM Children’s hospital. And don’t forget that the hundreds of luminarias places around campus are available to the community to gather on Saturday morning for their own use.

Your Alumni Association proudly prints & mails more than 150,000 copies of Mirage Magazine twice a year.

Mirage cover collage

Currently all alumni receive the magazine without charge. As more alumni turn to the internet, we are increasing Mirage’s presence online. And, we know that people’s reading habits are changing in this increasingly digital world. How would you prefer to receive your Mirage Magazine?  Would you like the hardcopy mailed, or a digital version delivered to your email address?  Take a moment to update your preferences here

Calling all December graduates - come party with your pack!

New Grad Bash Banner

It’s time to Howl with pride as members of the Class of 2019 celebrate their graduation at this annual tradition.  Bring your friends and family to join as we honor our newest alumni with food, drink, music, prizes and more.  We’ll have a photo booth to help you commemorate the event.  Learn more about the Alumni Association and meet members of the Young Alumni Board of Directors who’ll tell you how you can get involved immediately!  RSVP here by Dec. 11.

Join Us!

Young Alumni – Check out this great opportunity for season tickets

A full schedule of men’s games and women’s games are still ahead in the schedule, so take advantage of this discount and stake your claim for what promises to be an action packed season.  And fans of all ages, don’t forget to put in your request for now for tickets to the 2020 Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas, NV. 

Young Alumni Pass image

Did you Know...

Class Rings Banner

Members of the Class of 2019 held their Ring Ceremony on December 4, but did you know that alumni can
purchase a class ring after they graduate?  By purchasing a class ring and wearing it with pride, you identify
yourself as a proud Lobo for Life with every handshake.  For more information on the ring design and how
you can order, visit our website and check out all the offerings available.

Chapter News & Events

Upcoming Chapter Events

December
Dec. 6 Hanging of the Greens | UNM Campus | 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 New Grad Bash | Hodgin Hall | 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 Commencement | Dreamstyle Arena | 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 14 Austin Chapter | Holiday Party and New Mexico Potluck | 5:00 p.m.
January
Jan. 27 UNM Day | Capitol Building | Santa Fe
Jan. 29 UNM vs. SDSU Basketball Game Watch Party | San Diego Brewery
Febraury
Feb. 12 UNM at SDSU Basketball Game | More information on tickets to come
March
Mar. 1-7 Mountain West Basketball Tournament | Las Vegas

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

Photos – Lobos Across the Land

Find your photos!

Did you attend one 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