With Homecoming week approaching Sept. 24-29, Associated Students of the University of New Mexico’s (ASUNM) Lobo Spirit announces week-long activities for UNM students.

Monday, Sept. 24
To kick off Homecoming week, ASUNM’s Lobo Spirit hosts Lobo Paw Painting. The idea started when the University voted to cut certain sports which pushed Lobo Spirit to spray paint paws across campus to lift the spirit of students. There was an immediate positive response causing Lobo Spirit to revisit the idea. Lobo Spirit will meet Monday Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Duck Pond. Coffee and donuts will be available. 

Tuesday, Sept. 25
On Tuesday, ASUNM’s Lobo Spirit hosts the Neon Glow Roller Skating Rink. With a Lobo ID, students can check out free roller skates and enjoy a DJ, blacklight dance lights, and more. The Neon Glow Roller Skating Rink takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballrooms.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
In addition to homecoming elections on Wednesday, Sept 26, ASUNM’s Lobo Spirit hosts karaoke in the Student Union Building Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where students are encouraged to vote for their Homecoming King and Queen and sing along to their favorite songs. Later that evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballrooms A and B,the UNM Interfraternal Council hosts the IFC Cookoff where IFC fraternities battle head to head on who makes the best green chile stew. Admission is free and every vote counts.

Thursday, Sept. 27
From 8:30 p.m. through 11 p.m., ASUNM’s Student Special Events, Lobo Spirit and the University Communication and Marketing partner to host Silent Nights. This silent disco is back and better than ever. The last time Silent Lights was held, more than 2,000 students attended. Not only is Silent Lights taking place in the brand-new Smith Plaza, but the experience will be more interactive for Lobos than before. Admission is closed to the public, and admission is free with a Lobo ID. 

Friday, Sept. 28
Kick off Friday with a pep rally starting at 12 p.m. in the Student Union Building Atrium. All UNM sports and Homecoming court will be announced at the pep rally. Later that evening, ASUNM’s Southwest Film Center shows Peter Pan at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building theatre. Admission is free. 

Saturday, Sept. 29
The UNM Lobos take on Liberty University for the Homecoming game at 4 p.m. at Dreamstyle Stadium. At the game ASUNM’s Lobo Spirit will be crowning Homecoming royalty at halftime.

For information on how to volunteer for Homecoming events or any other ASUNM Lobo Spirit events throughout the year, attend ASUNM’s volunteer meetings Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Building room 1062.

For further questions contact Adam Beiderwolf at abiederwolf@unm.edu