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University Update

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

Alexis Tappan

Homecoming is a time when we welcome alumni back home to UNM and celebrate the students, faculty, staff, community members and alums that make up the cherry and silver fabric of UNM.

This year, we’re Painting the Town Cherry from October 21st through 26th with more than 29 events, lectures, reunions, open houses and tailgates throughout campus and throughout Albuquerque as we celebrate all things Lobo. The festivities culminate on Saturday the 26th when the Lobos take on Hawaii.

Homecoming has something for everyone and the UNM Alumni Association welcomes all Lobos from here and far to come home to UNM for what promises to be an epic week of cherry and silver pride.

Alexis Kerschner Tappan
President, UNM Alumni Association Board of Directors

Announcements from The UNM Alumni Association

Homecoming 2019: October 21-26

UNM Homecoming 2019

Homecoming is practically here! We know all our Lobo Alumni are ready to be a part of showing their UNM pride and participating in any number of the great events that are planned! From the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the UNM Press to the Black Alumni Chapter Awards to the Diner En Rouge, there are more than 20 activities over the course of the week to connect you with the campus. You can read about all of them by visiting the Homecoming page. And for our Lobos travelling in from across the globe, the Alumni Relations Office negotiated discount rates at hotels in Albuquerque, so if you haven’t planned yet to come back, we hope this helps entice you a bit more to made a trip to campus!

Last Chance to Cast Your Vote!

License Plate Vote Banner

The competition has been heating up, but you can still cast your vote for the new license plate!

Voting ends on October 4th, so make sure to visit the polling site and let us know what you think. The winner will be announced soon so stay tuned to see if your favorite emerges victorious!

Lobo Food Pantry Expands

As you read in the most recent Mirage the Lobo Food Pantry has expanded their offerings and the impact has already been felt on campus.  Hodgin Hall is happy to be a dropoff site for donations to the Pantry, but The Lobo Food Pantry also accepts donations to help to keep the program going. To donate, visit the program’s donation page.

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Join Us!

Come Enjoy a HOWL of a Good Time!

Pregame activities offer something for everyone this football season with the new and expanded Howl Zone, an area open before each home game to provide fans with an opportunity to be entertained, enjoy local food trucks, games and more.  There are still plenty of games to attend, and a number of promotional nights  to come, so be sure to check the schedule and make plans to cheer on the team.  You can also check out the full schedule of all the great athletic matchups at

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Chapter News & Events

Upcoming Chapter Events

Oct. 5 Atlanta Chapter Green Chile Fiesta | Square Pub | 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 12 Young Alumni Chapter Costume Drive| Boxing Bear Brewing| 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 15 Phoenix Chapter Happy Hour | Il Bosco Pizza | 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 15 San Diego Chapter Happy Hour | Second Chance Brewery in Rancho Bernardo | 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 Young Alumni Chapter | Turkey Bingo | Hodgin Hall | 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 6 Hanging of the Greens | UNM Campus | 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 New Grad Bash | Hodgin Hall | 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 UNM vs. SDSU Basketball Game Watch Party | San Diego Brewery
Feb. 12 UNM at SDSU Basketball Game | More information on tickets to come

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)