The Making of a Bonfire
Preparations for UNM's Red Rally are nearly complete. The annual bonfire extravaganza is highlighted by the torching of Pistol Pete, a 25-foot-tall paper mache replica of New Mexico State's mascot. The fun begins Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. on Johnson Field.
Credit: Steve Carr

The ASUNM Lobo Spirit Committee hosts the Red Rally Bonfire and Pep Rally on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at Johnson Field, and Fall Frenzy on Friday, Oct. 2.

Rated No. 55 in Sports Illustrated's "102 Things You Have To Do Before You Graduate" article, the Red Rally bonfire features the burning of a 25-foot tall Aggie that builds excitement for the Rio Grande Rivalry football game against long-time rivals New Mexico State. The pep rally includes the football team, spirit squads and Spirit Marching Band and more than 3,000 students.

On Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., join ASUNM for Fall Frenzy, a campus beautification project. Join hundreds of fellow UNM students, staff, and faculty for this project that takes place before Homecoming each year.

Each year, volunteers beautify the campus by planting trees, shrubs, flowers, working on plant and flower beds, helping with recycling projects, and many more projects.

For more information on Red Rally and Fall Frenzy, visit: ASUNM Lobo Spirit Committee or contact (505) 277-0372.