The University of New Mexico’s Freshman Family Day is set for Sunday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. at Popejoy Hall. This multi-event celebration is intended to welcome incoming students and their families to the UNM community.
Freshman Family Day includes: the Freshman Convocation, a reception immediately following the ceremony, classroom tours with UNM's Class Crawl and a Movie on Johnson Field.
Freshmen will be seated separately from their guests/family at the convocation. Guests will be assigned seats in Rodey Theatre, then Keller Hall on a first-come, first-serve basis with print-at-home tickets. The Student Union Grand Ballroom will be used for overflow once the other venues have filled up.
Freshmen will be given free UNM T-shirts and will be seated as a class in Popejoy Hall. The convocation begins with a welcome from the Provost, followed by performances and videos to give freshmen and their families a look at student life at UNM.
Immediately following the convocation, a reception will take place at the SUB and Cornell Mall area east of the SUB.
Students can also attend the Class Crawl where they can print out their class schedule and receive help finding their classes on a campus tour. The Class Crawl is sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life.
After all events are concluded, the annual Movie on Johnson Field starts at 8 p.m. This year’s film is “Captain America: Civil War.”
Schedule of Events
When: 4 to 5 p.m. (seating begins at 2:45 p.m.)
Where: Popejoy Hall
Freshmen are given their free UNM T-shirts and seated together as a class in Popejoy Hall. The ceremony will open with a welcome from the Provost, which will be followed by performances and videos to give freshmen and their families a glimpse of student life at UNM.
** Note ** Freshmen will be seated separately from their guests/family. Seating for guests in Popejoy Hall is limited and some guests will be directed to overflow seating in Rodey Theatre or the Student Union Ballroom where the entire program is livecast.
Immediately following the ceremony, freshmen and their guests are invited to the Student Union Building and Mall area for a reception with hot dogs and ice cream.
Immediately following the ceremony meet near Cornell Mall (Northeast of the SUB by the fountain). Print out your class schedule and campus volunteers will help you find where your classes on a campus tour. Sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Dean of Students and Residence Life.
Movie on Johnson Field
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Johnson Field
Watch: Captain America: Civil War, drive-in style