Homecoming isn’t on hold in 2020 as The University of New Mexico’s Alumni Association works to honor tradition, students and alumni.

This year’s theme, “Connected by the Unexpected,” as a reality has inspired alumni to celebrate The University and what it means to be a Lobo in new, creative ways that keep everyone united.

UNM Homecoming 2020 features a great lineup of events that Lobos can participate in from anywhere — nationwide.

Week-Long Activities
ALS Foundation Walk
Lobos join the movement to raise funds to help find treatments and a cure for ALS, and support the ALS Foundation’s mission to serve and empower people affected by ALS. Registration is free to compete individually or with the Lobo Team.

Homecoming 2020 Yard Sign

Spirit Yard Sign Campaign
Showcase your Lobo Pride during Homecoming season with special edition Homecoming 2020 yard signs. There are a limited number of signs available for just $10 with free delivery to individual homes in the Albuquerque Metro area.

Mail delivery is also available for an additional postage fee. Order a sign today.


Monday, Sept. 28
Lucy and Louie Local Hero Thank Yous
Lobo Louie and Lucy plan to visit local heroes throughout the week who have helped communities navigate through the pandemic. Nominate a local hero by emailing the Alumni Relations Office.

Homecoming Poster Reveal
UNM Alumnus Noé Barnett designed this year’s Homecoming poster. Lobos can pre-order prints now.

Tuesday, Sept. 29
SA+P ‘Architecture’ Chapter Virtual Lecture | 6 p.m.
Join the SA+P Chapter for “Thinking out of the Orthogonal Box: Where are they now?” Alumni from UNM's Architecture program will discuss how they have pursued careers outside of architecture.


Virtual Paint Night with Hammer & Stain ABQ | 6:30 p.m.
Bring out your inner artist for a Virtual Paint Night with Hammer & Stain ABQ.

Lobos can order supply kits and pick them up at Hammer & Stain ABQ, or have it mailed order by Sept. 23. The class begins at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom and will also be available as a recording for people who register after the live event.

Wednesday, Sept. 30
Lobo Living Room: Astonishing True Tales of UNM’s Early Presidents | 6:30 p.m.
Join University Archivist Portia Vescio as she reviews the good, the bad and the ugly of the first seven presidents in UNM's history from Elias Stover through James Zimmerman.

RSVP to receive Zoom meeting details, including a password to enter the discussion.

Thursday, Oct. 1
Drive-In Movie at Balloon Fiesta Park | 5:30 p.m.
Come watch “Remember the Titans” with the Alumni Association at Balloon Fiesta Park for $5 per car.

Tickets are available and space is limited. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3
Home for Homecoming Tailgate
The UNM At-Home Tailgate is an opportunity for every Lobo across the U.S. to safely gather in smaller groups to showcase Lobo Pride in a way that’s safe.

During the Lobo Pride Nationwide celebration, UNM's Alumni Association is encouraging Lobos to post photos of their socially-distanced tailgates and tag @unmalumni on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or email their photos by Sunday, Oct. 4 for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Lobo Rewind Watch Party | 1:30 p.m.
Relive one of the most epic football games in Lobo history during the Lobo Rewind Watch Party. My50TV will be broadcasting the 2004 match between UNM and Texas Tech at 1:30 p.m., and Lobo Athletics will live stream the game on Facebook.