Established on Feb. 28, 1889, The University of New Mexico is nearing its 133rd spin around the sun.
To celebrate, ASUNM Lobo Spirit and the Student Activities Center (SAC) are teaming up to host this year’s Lobo Day. Lobo Day is an annual UNM tradition that allows the community to celebrate the University’s birthday with fun activities and treats.
“We’re celebrating UNM’s 133rd birthday but we’re also celebrating being back together. This Lobo Day will be in-person after last year’s virtual event, and we cannot wait to see the Pack back together. What better way to celebrate a birthday than with family – the UNM family,” said Rudy Montoya, student activities specialist with SAC.
Past birthdays have included an arcade takeover of the SUB Atrium, a massive group project art cube, and other fun events. This year will be no different, with opportunities to win prizes, eat, and enjoy Lobo cheer. As a nod to this year’s theme, there will be a Piñata and other fun decorations to liven the campus.
Lobo Day is taking place on Cornell Mall, east of the SUB, on Monday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a live band that performs at noon, a photo booth, free goodie bags, and shirts for the first 133 students that present their Lobo ID.
Lobos who can’t make the event or are unable to receive a shirt upon entrance will have the opportunity to purchase one at the UNM Bookstore.