Student Activities Center

Welcome Back Days 2016

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Friday Night Live
Friday, August 19th / 8:00 - 11:00 pm / Student Union Building

Join over 2,500 students at the Student Union Building (SUB) from 8:00 -11:00 pm for the first event of the semester!  Activities and events taking place include Karaoke, Casino Games, Speed Sketch Portrait Artist, a Dance, Henna Tattoos, Lazer Tag Arena, Photo Booths, Student Organization Tables, UNM Sports Teams and FREE Food Every Half Hour!

Class Crawl
Sunday, August 21st / 5:00 - 6:30 pm / Student Union Building North Mall

Don’t be lost on your first day of classes!  Freshmen 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 Freshman Convocation!  Sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Dean of Students Office and Residence Life.

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Movie on the Field
Sunday, August 21th / 8:00 - 10:30 pm / 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 CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR outside on Johnson Field starting at 8:00 pm. Bring a blanket, friends and we’ll have the popcorn!  Sponsored by ASUNM SSE & SWFC, UNM Greek Life, Student Activities Center & the VP of Student Affairs.

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President Frank's Ice Cream Social and Departmental Information Day
Monday, August 22nd / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Duck Pond

Start the first week of classes off right with FREE ICE CREAM served to you by University VIPs in the Food Tent from Noon until it is gone!  There will also be information booths from UNM Schools & Departments to provide you information about campus programs, services and resources.  Live music with DJ MOnster and FREE ICE CREAM at the DUCK POND from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

Safety, Health, Wellness and ROTC Day
Tuesday, August 23rd / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / 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.  ROTC units will have military vehicles, displays, an obstacle course, climbing walls & more up on the SUB Mall! Live Music from MountainHead and free WATERMELON from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Watch CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR for FREE in the SUB Theater @ 8:00 pm.

UNM Community Day
Wednesday, August 24th / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Duck Pond

Stop by for great info from UNM’s Ethnic, Women’s and LGTBQ Centers as well as other culturally based programs & departments.  Live performance by Trio Romance from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.   Enjoy a long standing tradition of Welcome Back Days - FREE GREEN CHILE STEW and Pepsi products! FREE MOVIE - CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR in the SUB Theater @ 4:00 & 7:00 pm.

North Campus Welcome Back Day
Wednesday, August 24th / 11:30 am - 1:30 pm / Basic Medical Sciences & Nursing and Pharmacy Courtyard

Information booths from North Campus departments and student organizations will be on hand.  North Campus administrators will serve FREE watermelon and Pepsi products in the courtyard between the BMSB and Nursing & Pharmacy Building from 11:30 am -  1:30 pm.

Student Organization Day
Thursday, August 25th / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / 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 from Siren Shipwreck ( at the Duck Pond from 12 - 1 pm while ASUNM leaders serve FREE PIZZA & Pepsi products.  Come see CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR for FREE in the SUB Theater at 3:30 pm

Campus Employment and Community Service Day
Friday, August 26th / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Duck Pond

Looking for a campus job? Interested in helping out in the community? Stop by! University departments will be on site hiring students for workstudy and student employment positions.  Community organizations will be recruiting volunteers for their worth while events & causes.   Alumni will serve FREE HOTDOGS & Pepsi products.  Enjoy music from Treehouse Basement ( from 12 - 1 pm.