The Student Activities Center at The University of New Mexico is thrilled to invite all campus departments and communities to join in the excitement of Welcome Back Days, a series of engaging events designed to kick off the new semester. New and returning students can come check out what campus has to offer. Departments wishing to participate and table during the President's Ice Cream Social and Department's Information Day can sign up through the Student Activities Center website.

Welcome Back Events

Friday Night Live - sponsored by Nusenda
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 18, 7 to 10 p.m. 
Location: Student Union Building (SUB)

Join hundreds of students at the Student Union Building (SUB) for the first event of the semester. Activities and events taking place include karaoke, a DJ, Henna tattoos, laser tag arena, photo booths, student organization tables, UNM sports teams! 

Class Crawl
Date/Time: Sunday, Aug. 20, 5 p.m.
Location: SUB Mall

Don’t be lost on your first day of classes! New students can stop by the SUB north mall and print a copy of their class schedule and we’ll help them find where their classes are on a personalized campus tour. Follow the signs after First Year Convocation! Sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Dean of Students Office and Residence Life.

Movie on the Field
Date/Time: Sunday, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.
Location: Johnson Field

Never been to a drive-in movie? Here's your chance to get as close to that experience as possible! Come watch the summer hit Jurassic World Dominion outside on Johnson Field starting at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket and friends! Sponsored by Student Activities Center. Second showing: Watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 for FREE on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. in the SUB Theater, see for showtime information.

President's Ice Cream Social & Departmental Information Day
Date/Time: Monday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Duck Pond

Start the first week of classes off right with ice cream served by UNM President Stokes and University Administrators. Stop by the information booths to get valuable information from UNM Schools & Departments about campus programs, services and resources. Free ice cream and live music from a local musician at the Duck Pond from 12 to 1 p.m.

Safety, Health, Wellness and Recreation Day
Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Duck Pond and SUB Mall

Enjoy safety demos, recreational activities & healthy living alternatives at information booths from the Safety, Health, Wellness & Recreation departments at the Duck Pond. Free watermelon sponsored by UNM Children's Campus from noon until gone and live music from 12 to 1 p.m.

UNM Communities Day
Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Duck Pond

Stop by for great information from UNM’s Ethnic, Women’s, Veteran, and LGTBQ Centers as well as other culturally-based programs, departments, and student organizations. There will be a live performance from 12 to 1 p.m. Enjoy Pepsi products over the noon hour and free green chile stew sponsored by UNM Food from noon until gone.

North Campus Welcome Back Day
Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Lawn southeast of Domenici Center

Stop by the lawn just southeast of Domenici Center along Marble Ave for North Campus Welcome Back Day. Information booths will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy free watermelon sponsored by UNM Children’s Campus and free Pepsi products.

Student Organization Day
Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Duck Pond

Meet and speak with ASUNM Student Government leaders and learn how to get involved with the over 400 student organizations on campus (200 student organizations will have info tables). Listen to great live music at the duck pond from 12 to 1 p.m. and pick up free Pepsi products from noon until they run out or free Dion's Pizza from noon until gone. Stop by the SUB Ballrooms at 7:30p to see HYPE - Magic/Hypnosis Show.

Campus Employment and Community Service Day
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Duck Pond

University departments will be on-site hiring students for work-study and student employment positions. Community organizations will be recruiting volunteers for their worthwhile events & causes. The UNM Alumni Association will serve free coffee and donuts from 9 a.m. until gone. Free Pepsi products will be served over the noon hour. Enjoy music from 12 to 1 p.m.

Welcome Back Days is sponsored by UNM Food, Office of the President, UNM Alumni, UNM Children's Campus, ASUNM, Dion’s, Pepsi and Nusenda Credit Union.