UNM welcomed its new Lobos with a first-of-its-kind virtual welcome celebration. Freshman Day was held Sunday, Aug. 16 and featured the “Lobo Launch” ceremony. It was the virtual edition of the Freshman Convocation Ceremony, held every fall in Popejoy Hall. The half hour Lobo Launch celebration can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.
The virtual celebration allowed UNM to celebrate its new and returning students while maintaining safe and responsible social distancing practices. It also enabled families across the state, country and world to join together to help Lobos launch their college journey. Hundreds tuned in to watch, while many more engaged with the social media posts by asking questions.
The online event featured appearances from University, athletic, and community leaders. There was also be a panel discussion for parent and other events on Facebook and Instagram. Throughout the day leading up to the event, UNM social media channels featured special performances, activities and welcome videos to help generate school spirit and a sense of community.