The UNM Student Activities Center presents its annual "Welcome Back Days" event Aug. 17–24. Events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNM Duck Pond. Each day features a variety of information tables, free food and live entertainment.

"Welcome Back Days has been a campus tradition for well over 30 years now and it really helps to ease students, faculty and staff into the academic year," said Ryan Lindquist, associate director, UNM Student Activities Center. "It's more than free food, live entertainment and great information. It is also UNM's first opportunity to bring our community together and celebrate our connection as Lobos."

Casino games, Henna tattoos, karaoke and free food are a few of the events happening during Friday Night Live at the Student Union Building on Aug. 17 from 8 — 11 p.m.  And, if you have never seen a movie under the stars, stop by Johnson Field at 8 p.m. to watch the summer hit, "The Avengers" on a 30' tall screen. The movie and popcorn are free, just bring a friend and a blanket.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, UNM's Class Crawl will be held at the North SUB Mall immediately following Freshman Convocation.

Welcome Back Days Events

Monday, Aug. 20 — UNM President's Ice Cream Social
Start the week off right with FREE Ice Cream served to you by University VIPs at the Duck Pond bus stop south of University House! There will be information booths from the UNM Schools and Departments plus live music and ice cream by the Duck Pond from noon - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 21 — Safety, Health, Wellness and ROTC Day
Enjoy free massages, a climbing wall, pinatas and FREE Watermelon! Booths from the Safety, Health, Wellness and Recreation departments will be at the Duck Pond. ROTC booths will be located on the SUB Mall. Great Live Music and healthy food from noon - 1 p.m. Free movie: "The Avengers" starts at 8 p.m. in the SUB Theater.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 — Women's and Cultural Day & North Campus Welcome Back Day
Information about all of the ethnic, cultural and women's center programs and departments. Cultural entertainment will run throughout the day by the Duck Pond. Look for UNM museums and student art displays as well. Enjoy a longstanding tradition of Welcome Back Days free green chile stew! Free movie: "The Avengers" starts at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the SUB Theater.

Thursday, Aug. 23 — Student Organization Day
Meet student leaders from around campus and learn how to get involved with the over 400 student organizations on campus. Listen to great live music at the Duck Pond from noon - 1 p.m. while ASUNM leaders serve free pizza and Pepsi. FREE movie: "The Avengers" starts at 3:30 p.m. in the SUB Theater

Friday, Aug. 24 — Community Service and Campus Employment Day
Looking for a job? Interested in helping out in the community? Stop by! University departments looking to hire students will be set up at an On-Campus Jobs Fair north of Ortega hall from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. They will have information about their workstudy and student employment positions. Community organizations will be recruiting volunteers for their worthwhile events and causes. Alumni will serve free hotdogs & Pepsi. Enjoy more live music from great local bands from noon - 1 p.m.

Free music and food runs daily from noon - 1 p.m., and information booths from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information and a full schedule visit, Welcome Back Days.