After a two-year hiatus from celebrating in-person due to the pandemic, the UNM Staff Council will feature a series of events to celebrate Staff Appreciation Week May 21-27. The week opens with New Mexico United soccer match and ends with an Albuquerque Isotopes baseball game with a week-full of activities in-between.

On Saturday, May 21, the New Mexico United battle rival Phoenix Rising at 7 p.m. at Isotopes Park. If you’ve never been to a NM United soccer match this is your opportunity to have a great time with friends, family and coworkers. Attendees can purchase discounted tickets in zones 120 and 122 (Blue area on the field map). Your discount will be automatically applied. The Promo code is GRPUNM.


Two events, Move with the Pack and Staff Appreciation Lobo Cinema highlight activities on Monday, May 23. Move with the Pack is a Staff Lobo Wellness Event designed to get the campus community out and about. A map of recommended steps is available for the Green Chile Trail and the Terra Trail as Lobo Wellness tracks steps to see how close UNM can come to the sun by submitting your steps.  

Also on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., Staff Appreciation Lobo Cinema presents Encanto, a free viewing of Disney’s recent hit movie. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this exclusive free viewing at the SUB Theater.

On Tuesday, May 24, it’s Rise and Shine Lobo Breakfast in Style from7 to 9 a.m. at the SUB Tree Planters and also the HSC Plaza. Free burritos, coffee and T-shirts will be available – first come, first-served.

An Art Museum Tour & Cheers with Peers are on the schedule for Wednesday, May 25. From 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Art Museum Director Arif Khan will lead a tour of the museum and the stunning exhibition Mysterious Inner Worlds featuring four sculptures activated by light, including the large-scale light installation titled Intersections (2014) and the debut of the sculpture Steel Garden (Red) (2021). Meet at the Popejoy East entrance.

Cheers with Peers will be held form 4 - 6 p.m. at the Draft and Table in the SUB. Snacks will be provided.

On Thursday, May 26 it’s time for the Chill Out: Ice Cream Social from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the UNM Duck Pond. Hats, therapy dogs and live music will be part of the festivities. Listen to music from listening to music by Hula Ghost (12 – 12:45 p.m. and the Rodney Bowe Experience (1 to 2:30 p.m.) and pet the High Desert Therapy Dogs.

On the north side of campus, HSC hosts the Walk to the Ice Cream Social, a social before the social, at 12 p.m. at UNMH, 3rd floor of the Main Hospital Coffee Cart.

Staff Appreciation Week wraps up on Friday, May 27 as the Albuquerque Isotopes take on the Round Rock Express. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Isotopes Park. To obtain discount tickets, visit Get Tickets, Click on the "Unlock" button, enter passcode – UNMLOBOS and choose your seats in blue. 

For more information and complete details, visit Staff Appreciation Week.