Welcome Events Begin August 17, 2023!
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!
2023 Welcome Events
Fraternity/Sorority Life Block Party
Thursday, August 17: 6:00 pm
Join hundreds of other students for the annual Fraternity/Sorority Life Block Party on Johnson Field! This yearly event is a great opportunity to meet other students and learn more about campus life. Look forward to games, music, and multiple food trucks for your first night on campus!
Friday Night Live
Friday, August 18: 7:00 pm
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.
Sunday, August 20: 4:00 pm
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 20 (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 20: 8:00 pm
Welcome Back Days
AAPIRC Welcome Back Pad Thai Social
Wednesday, August 23: 4:00 pm
Mesa Vista Courtyard
The Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Center (AAPIRC) welcomes new and returning lobos to enjoy Asian-themed catered food, performances, and games including Mahjong. We will have resource tables featuring student, campus, and community resources and organizations. You will also have the opportunity to learn about AAPIRC’s services and make suggestions for the year.
AASS Welcome Back BBQ
Thursday, August 24: 5:00 pm
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.
Lobo Women's Soccer
Thursday, August 24: 7:30 pm
UNM Soccer Complex
Wear your Lobo gear and cheer on Lobo Women’s Soccer as they take on Cal State Fullerton. Bring your Lobo Card to get in free. First 50 students in attendance get a free t-shirt. Also, trivia and giveaways, including Starbucks gift cards.
LGBTQ Resource Center Welcome Back Event
1919 Las Lomas
Enjoy BBQ with vegan options, drag performances, speakers and a dance party!
El Centro Raza Junta
Wednesday, August 30: 11:30 am
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, August 31: 12:00 pm
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 6: 11:00 am
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!