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Current Issue: November 17, 2003
Volume 39, Number 9

Hanging of the Greens set for Dec. 5

UNM’s oldest tradition, the Hanging of the Greens, will be held Friday, Dec. 5.

Free and open to all, the festive event begins at 5 p.m. with a reception at University House hosted by President and Mrs. Louis Caldera.

At 6 p.m., at the UNM Alumni Chapel, faculty, staff, students, their families and the community are invited to join carolers to tour the luminaria lit campus - winding back to University House by 7 p.m. where students will present the Calderas with a wreath near the entryway.

Step inside after the ceremony and warm up with hot cider and holiday refreshments with the Calderas. Lobo Lucy and Santa are also set to appear.

Student groups will decorate campus with more than 10,000 luminarias. The following morning, guests are invited to return to campus to take them home.

Hanging of the Greens began in the 1930s. Mortar Board began coordinating the event in the 1950s and does so today.