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Welcome Back Days 2019

Friday Night Live Sponsored by: Nusenda Logo
Friday, August 16th / 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, Virtual Reality Station, a Dance, Henna Tattoos, Laser Tag Arena, Photo Booths, Student Organization Tables, UNM Sports Teams and FREE FOOD EVERY HALF HOUR! Still not convinced? Check out this video from last year's Friday Night Live above to see what to expect!

Class Crawl
Sunday, August 18th / 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 18th / 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 ALADDIN 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. See a trailer for Aladdin here!

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Departmental Information Day / UNM President's Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 19th / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Duck Pond

Start the first week of classes off right by getting free Ice Cream or popsicles from President Stokes and other UNM Administrators from Noon until it is gone. Stop by the information booths to get valuable information from UNM Schools & Departments about campus programs, services and resources. Live music from a local musician at the DUCK POND from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Ice Cream and Popsicles sponsored by the Office of the President.

Safety, Health, Wellness and Recreation Day / Watermelon
Tuesday, August 20th / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Duck Pond and SUB Mall

Free Watermelon sponsored and served by the UNM Children's Campus will be served from Noon until it is gone. Enjoy safety demos, recreational activities & healthy living alternatives at information booths from the Safety, Health, Wellness & Recreation departments at the Duck Pond. Live Music from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Watch ALADDIN for FREE in the SUB Theater @ 5:30 pm.

UNM Communities Day / Green Chile Stew
Wednesday, August 21st / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Duck Pond

Stop by for great info from UNM’s Ethnic, Women’s, Veteran and LGTBQ Centers as well as other culturally based programs & departments. We will continue to have UNM's favorite free food tradition - Free Green Chile Stew from noon until it is gone! Free Green Chile Stew is sponsored by UNM Food. Live performance from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Enjoy Pepsi products over the noon hour! FREE MOVIE - ALADDIN in the SUB Theater @ 4:00 & 7:00 pm.

North Campus Welcome Back Day / Watermelon
Wednesday, August 21st / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / Basic Medical Sciences & Nursing and Pharmacy Courtyard

Information booths from North Campus departments and student organizations will be on hand. UNM Children's Campus will serve FREE Watermelon and Pepsi products in the courtyard between the BMSB and Nursing & Pharmacy Building from 11:30 am until it is gone.

Student Organization Day / Dion's Pizza
Thursday, August 22nd / 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 at the Duck Pond from 12 - 1 pm while ASUNM leaders serve FREE Dion's Pizza and Pepsi products from 11:00 am until they run out. Come see ALADDIN for FREE in the SUB Theater at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Campus Employment and Community Service Day / Alumni Association Donut Day
Friday, August 23rd/ 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 worthwhile events & causes. The Alumni Association will be serving FREE Donuts in the WBDs Food tent starting at 9:00 am until they are gone. FREE Pepsi products will be served over the noon hour. Enjoy music from 12 - 1 pm.

Check back on the website to see any updates in the schedule, musical acts and food options.

UNM Departments wishing to participate in Welcome Back Days should contact the Student Activities Center beginning August 1st to sign up - 505-277-4706

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