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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
Johnson Field

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.

Discover UNM
Sunday, August 21: 1:00-3:00pm
Student Union Building Ballroom

Information fair held at Student Union Building Ballroom. Come meet with representatives from various units regarding campus resources and services to support your academic and social success.

First-Year Convocation
Sunday, August 21: 4:00pm
Popejoy Hall

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

Class Crawl
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
Johnson Field

Come watch Jurassic World Dominion outside Johnson Field starting at 8:00 pm. Bring a blanket and friends for a "drive-in move" experience.

Welcome Back Days
August 22-26

Stop by the duck pond and enjoy the many themes associated with each day.  Meet student leaders, administrators, and learn about campus resources.  You can also visit with campus departments and programs, campus communities, and much more!  Enjoy free food and live entertainment.

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!

Lobo Athletics

Cheer on Football, Soccer, and Volleyball as competition starts in August.  Continue to check 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!