Student Activities Center

Welcome Back Days 2017

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Friday Night Live
Friday, August 18th / 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, a Dance, Henna Tattoos, Lazer Tag Arena, Photo Booths, Student Organization Tables, UNM Sports Teams and FREE FOOD EVERY HALF HOUR!

STEM U: Free Movie Night
Saturday, August 19th / 6:00 - 9:00 pm / Student Union Building Theater

Join STEM U for a free extended cut screening of "The Martian" on Saturday, August 19th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the SUB Theater.  Free popcorn and refreshements will be provided.  All students, staff and faculty are welcome.  Reserve your seat at

Class Crawl
Sunday, August 20th / 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 20th / 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 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 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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Departmental Information Day / UNM President's Ice Cream Social / Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Monday, August 21st / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Duck Pond

Start the first week of classes off right by getting free Ice Cream from President Abdallah 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.  Visit the Duck Pond Cactus Garden (West Side of Zimmerman Library) for the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party from 10:30 - 12:30.  We have 500 pairs of viewing glasses to use!  Live music from a local musician at the DUCK POND from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

Safety, Health, Wellness and Recreation Day
Tuesday, August 22nd / 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.  Live Music from a local band from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Watch GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 for FREE in the SUB Theater @ 8:00 pm.

UNM Communities Day
Wednesday, August 23rd / 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!  Live performance by a local musician from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.   Enjoy Pepsi products over the noon hour! FREE MOVIE - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 in the SUB Theater @ 4:00 & 7:00 pm.

North Campus Welcome Back Day
Wednesday, August 23rd / 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.  North Campus administrators will serve FREE Pepsi products in the courtyard between the BMSB and Nursing & Pharmacy Building from 11:30 am -  1:00 pm.

Student Organization Day
Thursday, August 24th / 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 a local band at the Duck Pond from 12 - 1 pm while ASUNM leaders serve FREE Pizza and Pepsi products until they run out.  Come see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 for FREE in the SUB Theater at 3:30 pm

Campus Employment and Community Service Day
Friday, August 25th / 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.   The Alumni Association will be serving FREE Donuts in the WBDs Food tent starting at 9:00 am unitl they are gone.  FREE Pepsi products will be served over the noon hour.  Enjoy music from a local band from 12 - 1 pm.

Frida Kahlo - Her Photos Exhibition Opening and Welcome Back Party
Friday, August 25th / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Center for Fine Arts Lobby

The UNM Art Museum and the College of Fine Arts are throwing a party to celebrate the opening of the exhibition: "Frida Kahlo- Her Photos"and the beginning of the new academic year.  The evening will feature music by DJ Halcyon and food by My Sweet Basil.  Come dance, see great photography, and eat delicious food.

Suit Up! 40% Off All Career Gear
Sunday, August 27th / 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm / J.C. Penny @ Coronado Mall

UNM Career Services is hosting Suit Up! at JCPenny at Coronado Mall where you can get an extra 40% off of Caeer Gear.  This event is only open to UNM Students (Bring you Lobo ID) and Alumni (Bring your email from Alumni).  For more information contact UNM Career Services at 277-2531 or

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