Welcome Back Days 2024

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**Sign up form is scheduled to open and accept responses on August 1, 2024.

Friday Night Live - sponsored by Nusenda Logo
Friday, August 16th / 7:00 - 10:00 pm / Student Union Building

Join hundreds of students at the Student Union Building (SUB) from 7:00 -10:00 pm 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! Still not convinced? Check out this Friday Night Live video to see what to expect! Student Organizations can sign up to table at this event by signing up HERE.

Class Crawl
Sunday, August 18th / After First Year Convocation / Student Union Building North Mall

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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
Sunday, August 18th / 8:00 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 "IF" starring Ryan Reynolds outside on Johnson Field starting at 8:00 pm. Bring a blanket and friends! Sponsored by Student Activities Center. See a trailer for "IF" here! 2nd Showing: Watch "IF" for FREE on August 21st at 6p in the SUB Theater, see movies.unm.edu for showtime information.

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President's Ice Cream Social & Departmental Information Day
Monday, August 19th / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / 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 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

Safety, Health, Wellness and Recreation Day
Tuesday, August 20th / 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. Free watermelon sponsored by UNM Children's Campus from Noon until gone and live Music from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. 

UNM Communities Day
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, and student organizations. Live performance from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Enjoy Pepsi products over the noon hour! Free green chile stew sponsored by UNM Food from noon until gone! Stop by the SUB Theater for a second free showing of "IF" starring Ryan Reynolds at 6:00 pm.  Free drinks and candy!

North Campus Welcome Back Day
Wednesday, August 21st / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / Lawn southeast of Domenici Center

Stop by the courtyard outside of Fitz Hall for North Campus Welcome Back! Information booths will run 11:30 am - 1 pm while you enjoy free Watermelon sponsored by UNM Children’s Campus and free Pepsi products!

Student Organization Day
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 350 student organizations on campus (200 student organizations will have info tables). Listen to great live music at the Duck Pond from 12:00 - 1:00 pm and pick up free Pepsi products from Noon until they run out. Free Dion's Pizza from noon until gone!

Campus Employment and Community Service 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. Alumni Relations and Alumni Association will sponsor and serve free donuts and coffee at 9am until gone. FREE Pepsi products will be served over the noon hour. 

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

*UNM Departments, Student Organizations, and Community Agencies wishing to participate in Welcome Back Days should visit this page after August 1st, 2024 to sign up. 
Welcome Back Days is generously sponsored by:

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