Join us August 19-26, 2022 for Welcome Back Events!
Get ready to create your experience here at UNM! There are countless opportunities for you to get #UNMInvolved and meet new friends! Find your support system that will guide and inspire you.
Take a look at welcome events scheduled, and don’t forget to keep visiting the UNM Events Calendar!
2022 Welcome Events
Fraternity and Sorority Life Block Party
Thursday, August 18: 5-8pm
Games, food trucks and music! Open to all UNM students.
Friday Night Live
Friday, August 19: 7:00-10:00pm
Student Union Building
Join over 2,500 students in the Student Union Building (SUB) from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for the first event of the semester! The entire building will be full of great events, including games, free food and more.
Fear the Fang BBQ
Saturday, August 27: 1:30 PM (PLEASE NOTE UPDATED DATE/TIME)
UNM Stadium and Practice Field
Bring your Lobo spirit and meet the Lobo football team. Connect with fellow Lobos while you try your hand at football skill drills. Enjoy BBQ with the team and coaches, and get your free t-shirt (while supplies last). GO LOBOS!
Students, please make sure and bring your student ID (Lobo Card), and parking will be at the Stadium East parking lot.
Sunday, August 21: 1:00-3:00pm
Student Union Building Ballroom
Sunday, August 21: 4:00pm
First-Year Convocation is a UNM event which is intended to welcome incoming students and their families to the University Community. The event will include a ceremony, reception, and class crawl. Don’t forget to sign up at ffd.unm.edu
Sunday, August 21 (After First Year Convocation)
North of Student Union Building
Class Crawl is an opportunity for new students and their families to discover where their classes will be located at the University of New Mexico Main Campus prior to the first day of classes. Bring your class schedule, and get ready to meet fellow Lobos!
Movie on the Field
Sunday, August 21: 8:00pm
Welcome Back Days
Anderson School of Management Welcome Back Open House
Wednesday, August 24: 11am-2pm
McKinnon Center for Management
Enjoy refreshments, get advisement help, and learn about business student organizations. First year students also get an Anderson t-shirt!
Multicultural Greek Council Side Walk Stroll
Wednesday, August 24
Find more information on IG @unm_mgc
AAPIRC Welcome Back Boba Tea Social
Wednesday, August 24: 4-6pm
AAPIRC in Education Building 211/212
The Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Center (AAPIRC) welcomes new and returning Lobos to enjoy Boba tea, samosas, Japanese cakes and other fun Asian snacks. Incoming and returning students, faculty, and staff can also learn how to play and enjoy Asian games, including Mahjong, a tile-based game originating in China and spreading to other parts of Asia. We will also provide information about AAPIRC’s Fall programs and events, and have opportunities to sign up.
AASS Welcome Back BBQ
Thursday, August 25: 5:00pm
Mesa Vista Courtyard
The African American Student Services Welcome Back BBQ invites all new and returning lobos to enjoy food catered by a Black owned business, live DJ and step performance to celebrate the start of the new semester. The event also features an opportunity to learn about campus and community resources.
LGBTQ Resource Center Welcome Back Event
Friday, August 26: 4pm
1919 Las Lomas
Enjoy BBQ with vegan options, drag performances, speakers and a dance party!
El Centro Raza Junta
Wednesday, August 31: 11:30am-1pm
Mesa Vista Courtyard
El Centro de la Raza invites all new and returning lobos to Raza Junta to kick off the new academic year with danza, musica y comida! First semester students come pick up your free t-shirt and treats. ¡Para Adelante Raza!
AISS Welcome Back
Thursday, September 1: 12-2pm
Mesa Vista Hall Southwest Courtyard
Join American Indian Student Services (AISS) in welcoming new & returning Lobos to campus! Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with American Indian students, faculty, & staff while enjoying traditional dance performances and light refreshments. Pick up a ticket at 1119 Mesa Vista Hall before they’re all gone!
College Enrichment Program (CEP) Welcome Back BBQ
Wednesday, September 7: 11am - 2pm
Mesa Vista Courtyard West
Join the College Enrichment Program (CEP) for a welcome back BBQ!
Cheer on Football, Soccer, and Volleyball as competition starts in August. Continue to check golobos.com for upcoming athletic events. UNM students receive free admission to all athletic events and are eligible for a number of student specific events and promotions offered by the Athletics program. GO LOBOS!