The University of New Mexico campus is ready for UNM Homecoming 2021 after dozens of Lobos gathered for the annual Fall Frenzy campus cleanup.
Fall Frenzy is an event put together by ASUNM Community Experience (CE) every year before Homecoming Week so that campus looks its best for returning Lobos. The day consists of raking leaves, planting greenery, laying mulch and doing general upkeep.
“Fall Frenzy is just a really awesome event that we have every year,” said ASUNM President Greg Romero. “It’s probably one of the better traditions we keep at UNM. Beautifying the campus before homecoming week symbolically is nice, but also doing it is really nice.”
This year’s Fall Frenzy was held on Friday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with attendance from many volunteers around campus. Organizers with the UNM Student Activities Center say 100 people checked in to lend a hand, and many more joined throughout the day.
“We’ve had a ton of participation this year,” Romero continued. “We had to close sign-up early which is a really good sign that students are wanting to get back out, help the campus, and experience what CE does.”
This year was also the first Fall Frenzy for many students on campus after returning to in-person operations. Fall Frenzy allowed them to experience the UNM community and all it has to offer.
“We’re just really happy with the way everything is turning out today and really happy to do the work that we’re doing,” concluded Romero.
There will be more opportunities for community members to attend CE events in the future including Spring Storm, the annual spring campus cleanup day. Those events will be posted on the UNM Student Activities calendar.