The Pack is more connected than ever as Lobos have redefined how and where they can work, learn and connect. Last year, Lobos were connected by the unexpected and this year they are unmuted—reigniting the Lobo spirt in all of us. With Homecoming less than a month away, The University of New Mexico Alumni Association has planned events that include Lobos gathering safely to connect and have some long-awaited fun.

UNM Homecoming 2021 features a great lineup of events, many of which you can participate in from anywhere — nationwide! Get ready to celebrate Lobo pride during Homecoming Week: Saturday, Oct. 30 through Saturday, Nov. 6.


Black Alumni Chapter Cookout – Oct. 30
The UNM Alumni Black Alumni Chapter is celebrating homecoming in the Karen A. Abraham Courtyard at Hodgin Hall with a special cookout.


There will be special local Lobo guests including donors for the Josephus “Joe” Long Scholarships, staff from the African American Student Services, and more.

The cost of a meal is $10 a plate with drinks included, registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 25.

Faculty & Staff Homecoming Kick-Off Breakfast – Nov. 1
Faculty and staff, this one is for you! Free Frontier burritos and coffee to kick off Homecoming week. All staff are welcome, must RSVP to attend.

All UNM staff can receive a special edition Lobo Louie Homecoming Pin by bringing at least a gallon sized bag full of travel sized toiletries benefiting the Lobo Pantry.

Happy Hour at Hodgin – Nov. 2
Homecoming is a time to come together, network, connect and have a little fun. This event is for alums of all ages to get to know each other and the unique association chapters that support our Lobo grads.

The event is free and attendees will be entered into drawings for epic Lobo gear. Event goes under way at 5 p.m. with last call at 8 p.m.

Have a group that you want included? Reserve Hodgin space through

Virtual Wine Tasting – Nov. 2
Lobos, join the UNM Alumni Association virtually for a sampling of some of Vara Wines most popular selections. Their Spanish grape varietals grown in Spain and various American vineyards including right here in New Mexico!

This tasting for two includes three bottles of their Vara Viura ESP 2019, Vara Garnacha Rosado ESP 2019 and Vara Tempranillo ESP 2019.

A grocery list and preparation instructions will be provided if individuals are interested in making it a night at home for charcuterie boards to and wine tastings!


Virtual Paint Night – Nov. 3
Calling all Lobos, bring your inner artist out for Virtual Paint Night with Hammer & Stain ABQ night! Get the family together with some snacks and refreshments, and design some family fun.

The Zoom meeting link and password will be included in your receipt email when you purchase your spot and supplies for the event.

Dîner En Rouge: A Night of the Arts – Nov. 4
It’s time to start coordinating cherry red ‘fits!

The Alumni Association invites Lobos — alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members — to the annual Diner en Rouge: A Night of the Arts.

This wildly popular Homecoming event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m., in the Popejoy atrium at the UNM Center for the Arts.

Homecoming Tailgate – Nov. 6
In the spirit of Homecoming 2021 be loud and proud, Lobo nation! It’s time to cheer on the Lobos as they take on UNLV. Watch UNM students crown their Homecoming King and Queen at half time. If you aren’t able to celebrate with us visit to watch at home.

Stop in for your Cherry & Silver Lobo swag for little Lobos, be entered into raffles and get a special homecoming megaphone for the first 200 people.


Individuals will be required to wear a mask at all indoor events. Please visit the Alumni Association website for specific details and registration links to individual events.