Each year, new Lobos kick off their first semester at The University of New Mexico with the annual late Summer event known as First-year Family Day. Held right before fall classes begin, this day-long event is meant to celebrate the first phases of a new student’s college life with friends and family as they get acclimated to the UNM community and its many resources.

Come celebrate the Class of 2027’s big day on Aug. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Calling All Volunteers...

The Office of the University Secretary seeks volunteers to assist with The University of New Mexico's First-Year Family Day on Sunday, Aug. 20 at Popejoy Hall. Volunteer and have some fun welcoming the 2027 Freshman Class and their families to campus.

Volunteer hours will be in shifts of two to three hours between 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that day. Freshman Convocation begins at 4 p.m. at Popejoy Hall. Reception follows Convocation at Cornell Mall.

Fill out the short form and sign up to volunteer here.

First-year Convocation
This first New Lobo celebration is complete with a formal ceremony welcoming first-year students to The Pack and a variety of performances by members of the local community. Celebrate the start of your academic journey at Popejoy Hall on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m.

Doors for Convocation open at 3 p.m. and pre-ceremony performances begin at 3:30 p.m. Please arrive early to allow time to get a UNM shirt and get seated.

  • Students can RSVP here.
  • Faculty can RSVP here.

Class Crawl
Class Crawl is an opportunity for new students and their families to discover where their Fall classes take place along UNM Main Campus prior to the first day of classes.

Tours will depart from the north end of the Student Union Building Mall (Building 60) on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. immediately following Convocation.

Movie on the Field
Bring a blanket and friends for a movie under the stars on campus! The campus will be humming with excitement for a movie experience on the open field on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. on Johnson Field.

Movie on the Field is sponsored by The Associated Students of University of New Mexico Student Special Events & Southwest Film Center, UNM Greek Life, and Student Activities Center.

To see a trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, click here.

To learn more, visit First-year Family Day.